Dr Ruth Siddall : Making Paints from Earth

- Workshop -

Sun 10 Sep

1pm - 4pm

Studio, Digital Glassworks, MillBay, CT20 1BN

Booking Required : Click here to book (via our partners at Quarterhouse)

Coloured minerals and rocks have been used throughout human history to create paints. This workshop will introduce ochres, chalks and green earths and other minerals and demonstrate how these materials can be processed, prepared and transformed into paints. Participants will be taken through the steps of this process and have the opportunity to make a small set of watercolour paints from geological materials and experiment in using these for painting.

5+ accompanied by a responsible adult.

Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and bring a face mask as we will be working with fine powders.

Accessibility Information:

This workshop can be accessible for wheelchair users and people with other accessibility issues, please let us know your access needs (or for any other accessibility queries) by contacting [email protected]. The venue is fully accessible, has step free access, parking close by and disabled toilets on site.


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