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An Introduction to Natural Paint Making with Kelly Briggs

Discover the secret of making paints using natural pigment rocks and learn various techniques for how to use them. Explore the creative potential of your handmade paints and produce a natural painting to take home.

  • 24th June 2023
  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for this hands-on day workshop where you will discover the secret of making paints using natural pigment rocks and learn various techniques for how to use them. You’ll also explore the creative potential of your handmade paints and produce a natural painting to take home. 

Experienced artist, Kelly will teach you how to grind up natural pigments using pigment rocks and even things you may already have in your home, such as eggshells and wax candles. You will learn how to bind the pigments into a beautifully smooth oil paint which you will then use to create and explore patterns and paintings inspired by David Parr House. 

In this workshop, you will: 

    • Have an inspirational walk-through David Parr House 

 

    • Learn about natural pigments; their historical and contemporary use 

 

    • Produce a selection of oil paints made from natural minerals and materials 

 

    • Experiment with your new oil paints to create a painting 

 

    • Enjoy tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits 

 

    • Go home with your newly crafted paints, a painting you’ve made plus all the knowledge about how to continue making your own paints at home 

 

All materials, including aprons, will be provided. 

Please bring a packed lunch. 

All money raised from our workshops goes towards maintaining David Parr House – thank you for supporting us. 

Find out more and book here.

Facilities

  • Car Parking
  • On site parking

Accessibility Facilities

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Blue Badge Parking
  • Designated wheelchair public toilet
  • Staff available to assist
  • Wheel chair accessible
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