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Wild Studio - Intro to Natural Art Materials

26 Oct

Learn how to use the plants around you to create sustainable art supplies for painting and drawing.

Tutors:  Emma Cowan and Sarah Nicholson.

In this hands-on workshop from Wild Studio, you will be inspired by the possibilities for making your own art materials, and come away with tools and painting inks you have made yourself, as well as the knowledge to continue further explorations at home.

You will be guided through the process to make your own rich black inks for drawing and lettering, and learn the different ways that these inks can be used. With foraged materials, we will craft simple and effective dip pens, that can be styled to suit many nib types for script or line drawings.

After lunch we will dive into the world of botanical colour. We will share with you our research into the possibilities for extracting beautiful vibrant hues from common plants and weeds, and take you through the process from start to finish, so that you’ll make your own inks to take home.

This is a practical workshop suitable for all levels of experience. Age 12+

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Wild Studio


26 Oct
10.30am - 3.30pm


Kauaeranga Valley Hall
437 Kauaeranga Valley Road

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