Families Workshop: Making and Painting - Natural Inks

Join us in a celebration of Earth Day! Learn how to make natural inks and how images of nature can be used in design.

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Art Studio, Learning Centre

  • Families

    Families, ages 5+

  • Free event

    Booking is essential.

Past Event
Families Workshop: Making and Painting - Natural Inks  photo

Artist Nikki Gardham will guide you as a family to develop your own ‘live’ inks using spices and ordinary household ingredients. Get inspired by the collection to get thinking about images of nature, composition, and design. Using your inks, watercolour techniques, and resistance methods, you’ll explore creating your own designs inspired by nature.
Your family will come away with recipes for how to make natural inks, as well as a series of nature-inspired artworks.
Each workshop is 2 hours long. There are two sessions, starting at 10:30 and 14:00. The 10:30 workshop is recommended for ages 5-9; 14:00 is recommended for ages 10-14.

This is a families event for adults to do with children; no child can be left unattended. Events are popular, and often sell out. We recommend booking a ticket in advance.
Please click on 'download brochure' on the right-hand side if you'd like to find out more about Nikki Gardham.
This event is part of The Wild Escape (https://thewildescape.org.uk/).

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Header image: Image credit: Nikki Gardham