Botanical inks and eco pigments with Carolyn Morton

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Botanical inks and eco pigments with Carolyn Morton

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Join us to for an experimental creative workshop using ink made from plants.

This session is for anyone who would like to make inks from plants and explore the results with others. It’s a follow up to Carolyn’s workshop for Boundary Way Project last Autumn which introduced the botanical ink making process.

Participants will need to have some botanical inks, examples of ink work they have made and a selection of doodles, samples and inky experiments to cut up and collage during the session.

Everyone welcome, suitable for all abilities. If you haven’t made botanical ink before you can watch Carolyn’s tutorial on our event page and have a go before the workshop.

The session is one of a series of two sessions designed as an opportunity for people interested in exploring plant inks to connect and share with others doing the same with a view to developing an ongoing collective.

During the workshop Carolyn will explore botanical inks and how we use them including leading a collage exercise, using botanical ink ‘left-overs’ – blots, dribbles, test strips and experiments – to collage. There will be a chance to share your own work with the group.

The deadline for posting the work will be the 9th of June

Before the 2nd session (23rd June, 10am-12pm) we will each work on the collage we’ve received. In the 2nd session we will share how our collages have evolved and discuss ideas for working together.

These workshops aim to instigate a collective of people working with botanical inks and pigments.

These sessions are part of a programme of virtual sessions exploring nature connection and bringing people together. Supported by Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage.

Part of Season for Change a UK wide call to action to the culture section to fight the climate crisis. February – July 2021. Find out more here


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