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Have you ever wondered how colour pigments are made? All will be revealed in this workshop with artist and pigment maker Lucy Mayes from London Pigment. In this one day session Lucy will introduce you to the history and theory behind lake pigments: colours made using natural dyes. This workshop will begin with a presentation outlining the chemistry and historical context of three important plant derived colours; madder (red), woad (blue) and weld (yellow). Lucy will then guide the participants through the creation of one of these pigments. We will finish the session by creating watercolor paints from the pigment we made, amongst others from Lucy’s collection. You will leave with handouts outlining the processes covered, a colour chart and some hand made watercolour paint.

Keep an eye out for a second session with Lucy where we will be exploring more plant based pigment manufacture!

Bring your own lunch or pop over to ‘The Yard Cafe’ and enjoy a delicious and homemade with 10% discount.


February 3
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Cotesbach Educational Trust


Cotesbach Educational Trust
Main Street
Cotesbach, Lutterworth, LE17 4HX
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