Foraged Art Workshop

When: Saturday, October 13th 2018 - Sunday, October 14th 2018, Start Time: 10:00, End Time: 16:30

Where: The Stables Causeway, Cromarty IV11 8XS

Part of:
Visual Art Workshops

Expand your creative practice by learning how to identify, source and process materials from nature with local artist, Thomas Keyes. From lichen based pigments to wild binders and canvases this course is an introduction to the techniques of a foraging artist.

After a walk in the woods to identify materials we will go through a series of processes both traditional and contemporary that can be easily repeated at home to turn your foraged collection into high quality art materials.

Participants are welcome to work on a final piece or just to experiment in a relaxing atmosphere. A piece of roe deer parchment will be supplied to work on.

No experience necessary, bring suitable clothing to spend some time outdoors.




Weekend Programme:
Saturday morning

  • Making birch tar and drawing charcoal over an open fire in the woods. 
  • Collecting and reducing cherry gum as a binding agent.
  • Preparing hide glue from parchment scraps

Saturday afternoon

  • Collecting and working on Artist's Conk mushrooms - nature's ready-to-go complete drawing kit
  • Identifying lichen pigment sources

Sunday morning

  • Making oak gall ink and working with the materials created so far on parchment

Sunday afternoon

  • Participants can continue to experiment, work on their own pieces or have a detailed demonstratin into parchment making from roe deer skins

£130 - includes materials and a delicious, home-made lunch each day.
We require 25% deposit to reserve your place - email or tel 01381 600354.

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Contact Information

19 Bank Street, Cromarty
IV11 8YE Scotland

T: 01381 600354


Cromarty Arts Trust is recognised as a Scottish Charity number SC003018

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