Natural Ink Making family workshop – only £3 a child
How many colours can you make using trees, plants and minerals?
About this event
Find out with Outdoor Studios artist Amanda Thesiger at a creative family workshop at Milton Creek Country Park on Tuesday August 23rd.
Many trees and plants can be used to make ink; from the roots to the nuts and the leaves to the flowers! Amanda will show you how to make natural inks from plants and soils, as well as other natural materials including oak galls, berries and chalk. You’ll have the chance to experiment with some drawing, too!
You’ll use charcoal in its dry, stick form, but also explore simple ink-making; processing the charcoal into a rich, black ink that will complement the buttery yellow of the alder buckthorn bark ink provided by Amanda. You’ll also experiment with different ways of drawing; through touch – and with a focus on mark-making with a variety of tools.
All creative materials will be provided, just bring your imagination and appropriate clothing for whatever weather comes our way!
This is a family workshop recommended for children aged six and above. Parents or carers are required to remain present and will be responsible for their children’s wellbeing and behaviour throughout the event. Tickets: £3 per child, accompanying parents and carers go free (don’t forget to book your free ticket/s so we can keep track of numbers).
Please meet Amanda by “Room” big blue container in good time for the workshop starting at 11am.
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