WILD PICKING & NATURAL INK MAKING - WORKSHOP AT PLUK DEN HAAG
DATE: 18 June 2022
TIME: from 13.00 to 15.30 (2,5 hours in total)
AVAILABILITY: 10 participants max
LOCATION: Pluk Den Haag
• Students may bring: an apron will come in handy to keep your clothes clean.
• Everyone will get 1 bottle of ink to take home.
• No experience necessary.
• Materials are provided.
• Language: English
• Coffee/Tea+ 1 sweet treat included
A step-by-step workshop for curious minds, inviting an intuitive approach to creativity, by learning from nature.
Join artist and designer Greta D. Facchinato in an experimental workshop to learn more about wild picking and how to make color from nature/our surroundings. The goal is to learn how to recognize the plants in our landscape which allows us to make sustainable, natural inks. Participants will receive botanical information and awareness about the beautiful alchemical potential it's released when collaborating with nature.
Which activities the workshop consists of:
We will explore the basics wild-picking and of natural ink-making. The lesson will consist of an introduction to water-based inks. We will look at an assortment of plants and herbs that can be foraged in our landscape. By walking into the garden of Pluk Den Haag we will directly forage ingredients that will be later tested as natural inks recipes. Topics about light and colorfastness, the longevity of natural color as well as proper storage for your ink will also be covered.