Botanical Inks for Beginners

Price
£42 / Adult
Duration
3 hrs
Age restrictions
12+
Child, Student and Group Ticket for 2 prices also available

What you'll do

Botanical inks aren't just a gentle way of working with colour, they work in harmony with our natural world too.

In this experience, find your sense of curiosity and learn how to make your own natural watercolours or calligraphy inks with Prints By Nature.

Printmaker, natural dyer and all-round sustainable advocate Zoe Evans will be your inspiring host. Zoe will lead you through various methods of creating your very own set of inks made from natural (and even some foraged) ingredients.

This is a chance to think about crafting more sustainably and reconnecting with nature. Discover the benefits of plant-to-print inks and how to magically transform plants into something we can use for art. Set yourself up for a relaxing and therapeutic afternoon.

All equipment will be provided but your host recommends bringing your favourite sketchbook/notebooks and a few clean jars to take your own inks away with you, so you can continue this exploration at home.

Please note: This workshop can get a little messy so bring appropriate clothing.

To explore other workshops at Prior Shop please click on the link below:

https://www.yuup.co/prior-shop

Upcoming dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available for this experience, but we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released?

What you'll do

Botanical inks aren't just a gentle way of working with colour, they work in harmony with our natural world too.

In this experience, find your sense of curiosity and learn how to make your own natural watercolours or calligraphy inks with Prints By Nature.

Printmaker, natural dyer and all-round sustainable advocate Zoe Evans will be your inspiring host. Zoe will lead you through various methods of creating your very own set of inks made from natural (and even some foraged) ingredients.

This is a chance to think about crafting more sustainably and reconnecting with nature. Discover the benefits of plant-to-print inks and how to magically transform plants into something we can use for art. Set yourself up for a relaxing and therapeutic afternoon.

All equipment will be provided but your host recommends bringing your favourite sketchbook/notebooks and a few clean jars to take your own inks away with you, so you can continue this exploration at home.

Please note: This workshop can get a little messy so bring appropriate clothing.

To explore other workshops at Prior Shop please click on the link below:

https://www.yuup.co/prior-shop

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Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Child friendly (0-16)

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Class sizes are kept to a comfortable size of 8-10 participants to ensure social distancing and the safety of everyone

  • Hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities will be provided throughout the workshop

  • Face coverings are recommended but not mandatory. If you have been in recent contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID or are experiencing symptoms yourself, please contact the workshop host/venue and they will re-schedule / provide a refund

On the day

  • Please arrive no sooner than 10 minutes before the workshop starts time to prevent customer crowding in store
  • You will be using concentrated natural dyes natural inks which stain. Please wear appropriate clothing for messy work (aprons will be available but the host is not responsible for clothes being damaged.)
  • The closest public car parks are located at Cabot Circus (BS2 9AB), Broadmead NCP (BS1 3AF), or The Galleries Shopping Centre (BS1 3XD)

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.

About Prints By Nature

Our natural world and creative workshops collide at Prints by Nature. This textile brand focuses on creating sustainable homeware and accessories which help us reconnect with nature. Whether this is exploring various natural dyeing techniques, printing methods, bookbinding, foraging or making watercolours - their workshops should have something for everyone.

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Your host

Zoe Evans

Zoe is a textile designer, printmaker and sustainability advocate. Based in South Wales, but a frequent flyer to Bristol, she runs eco and beginner-friendly workshops that help guests reconnect with nature. Zoe wants to create a space where others can be curious and get creative whilst learning new skills.

How to get there

What people are saying

Really enjoyed. Thank you

Phoebe Moss, Nov 2021

Zoe was amazing. Creative , interesting, knowledgeable. The workshop was all about experimenting and investigating and play and it was brilliant. It was well resourced with pans bubbling making Inks and pestle & mortars for grinding up and smushing! The outcomes were magical and unexpected. I was lost in the learning that was in the beautiful space at Prior with chilled out music and good vibes. Definitely recommend

Polly Brown, Nov 2021

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Prints By Nature.

Upcoming dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available for this experience, but we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released?

What people are saying

Really enjoyed. Thank you

Phoebe Moss, Nov 2021

Zoe was amazing. Creative , interesting, knowledgeable. The workshop was all about experimenting and investigating and play and it was brilliant. It was well resourced with pans bubbling making Inks and pestle & mortars for grinding up and smushing! The outcomes were magical and unexpected. I was lost in the learning that was in the beautiful space at Prior with chilled out music and good vibes. Definitely recommend

Polly Brown, Nov 2021
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Price
£42 / Adult
Duration
3 hrs
Age restriction
12+
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.