Making Colour Pigments from Plants

Discover the craft and science of colour pigment–making in this two-day workshop

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+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Saturday, 25 – Sunday, 26 March 2023

  • Art Studio , V&A South Kensington

  • Tickets cost £240.00

    All materials provided.

Making Colour Pigments from Plants  photo

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. Over two days Lucy will introduce you to the history and theory behind lake pigments, colours made using natural dyes and a binder.

After looking at historical examples in the V&A's collection, you will get the chance to try your hand at making a palette of primary colours using your natural primary pigments. We will use them to create a unique hand-painted colour wheel based on historical examples from the collection to take away.

You may also be interested in our art history course 'Colour in Art: From Giotto to Van Gogh'. Head to the Courses page for more information.

Suitable for ages 18+, all materials provided

Background image: Lucy Mayes London Pigment