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PIGMENT MAKING WORKSHOP 

 

Hastings Art Club at DP studios 

9-10 West Street Hastings

TN34 3AN

10am - 12pm, 6th July 2024

Please book via:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/hastings-art-club-71409520903

Join artist Polly Bennett for a pigment making workshop using natural materials found in the local area to create artist's pigments.

Please bring a jam jar and lid.

On the workshop participants learn:

• Responsibilities and health & safety of collecting natural materials and processing pigment

• About different binders, specifically gum arabic and its history and sustainability

• About different types of natural pigment: mineral (inc. shell - calcium carbonate), metal compound, animal, plant, charcoal

• How to grind, sieve and purify mineral into pigment

• How to create watercolour paint with raw pigment

Participants take home:

• Handout with notes and reading recommendations

• Watercolour paint

• Pigment

• Hand-painted colour wheel

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