Learn how to forage local plants for colour and make ink from botanical materials.
Students will be taken on a guided walk along the Water of Leith where they will learn about native plants and the colours they produce. We will collect plants, using sustainable practices, before returning to the studio to learn how to extract colour and make botanical ink.
After the ink has been made, we will learn about modifiers which extend the colour spectrum of each plant. We will test these inks on paper and create a botanical colour chart. Natural dyeing will also be introduced and we will consider how this process creates connections to our local landscape, ecology and history.