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Wild Ink: Botanical Ink Making workshop – The Basics - Online Remote Workshop 1

Online Remote Workshop 1

Join ink maker Annie Hogg in making botanical Inks for drawing and calligraphy from common hedgerow plants. The workshop will cover the basics and use the simplest of materials.

Throughout this online workshop you will -
Learn how to extract colour in a number of ways from seasonal plants
You will cover the relevance of note keeping and start documenting the process
Using simple household modifiers you will explore the pH values and how to tweak botanical inks to increase the varieties of colours from one plant
You will also take a look at foraging for colour in our hedgerows and how best to do this sustainably
You will finish up with one ink that you have made and the knowledge of how to make ink from other plants

In the days prior to the scheduled live zoom workshop, participants will be sent a PDF to help get prepared. This includes a list of what is needed on the day, including plant suggestions from the compost and front garden, as it may not always be possible for everyone to get out and about to a hedge!

The scheduled live workshop is 1-hour duration. There is then half an hour for sharing of results, and Q&A.

In the days after the workshop Annie will send participants a short 10-15 minute video in which she will go over what was covered the day of the workshop and give some extra tips!

These workshops are suitable for participants over 16 years of age. Children are more than welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult, as there is work on the stove top to extract colour compounds.

Artist Annie Hogg is the founder of The Wild Hedge Ink Company. Annie makes drawing inks from plants which are found in local hedgerows, and from a small range of metal detritus, often also found in the hedges! Annie's process involves wild harvesting, foraging and a small portion of growing dye plants, crafting these into inks and paints (always following vegan methods) and finally marking paper.

Find out more about Annie here...


Course Times & Information

Start Date Tue 09th Feb 2021 - 3:30 pm
End Date Tue 09th Feb 2021 - 5:00 pm
Capacity 15
Cut off date 08-02-2021
Price per person €40.00
Location Galway Arts Centre
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