To register for a one-day Natural Inks or Pigments and Paints Workshop in 2021, just click on the relevant link below. 

If you would like to discuss a personalised workshop for your school or group, please use the Contact Me page.

Introduction to Natural Inks

$120

In this one day, introductory workshop, Helen Coleman will guide you through the process of extracting colours from locally sourced, sustainably harvested plant materials, to create your own natural inks.

 

Techniques that will be explored include extraction of pigments with water and alcohol, colour range extension using mordants and modifiers, record-keeping and lightfast testing.

Students will have time to explore the artistic potential of natural inks, creating test swatches then manipulating the inks to create their own unique layered artworks.

At the end of the workshop Helen will give a demonstration of the lake pigment process, in preparation for her Pigments and Paints workshop the next day.

All materials are supplied, and students will take home ink samples and artworks created during the workshop. Morning and afternoon tea and a vegetarian lunch is provided. (Fridge space is available for students that wish to bring their own refreshments).

Location: Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (workshop space)

 

3 dates available:

Sat 16 Jan, 2021, 10am - 3pm SOLD OUT

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Sat 30 Jan, 2021, 10am - 3pm

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Sat 13 Feb, 2021, 10am - 3pm

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Natural Pigments and Paints

$120

In this one day, introductory workshop, Helen Coleman will guide you through the process of making your own earth and lake pigments from local inorganic and organic materials, then use earth pigments to create your own natural paints.

The lake pigment process has been used by artists for thousands of years to convert plant and animal material into water-insoluble powders that can then be used to colour a wide variety of art mediums.

Techniques that will be explored in this workshop include water and alcohol pigment extraction, lake pigment production, earth pigment levigation and processing, tempera, glair and watercolour paint recipes, record-keeping and lightfast testing.

All materials are supplied. Students will take home samples of lake pigments made during the workshop, earth-based paint samples and small artworks made with these paints.

Morning and afternoon tea and a vegetarian lunch is provided. (Fridge space is available for students that wish to bring their own refreshments.)

Location: Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (workshop space)

4 dates available:

Sunday 17 Jan, 2021, 10am - 3pm (2 tickets left)

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Sunday 31 Jan, 2021, 10am - 3pm

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Sunday 14 Feb, 2021, 10am - 3pm

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Sunday 28 Feb, 2021, 10am - 3pm

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