- Start: Wed, 24 Jan 10:30am
- End: Wed, 24 Jan 2:00pm
Olympic Place, Auckland, New Zealand
This session will explore the theme of soil through painting and drawing by using soil from scratch and children will learn how to make their own paint. This is a fun and ancient painting activity that connect us directly to the prehistoric cave paintings, and old masters' techniques. The aim of this workshop is to give us a deeper appreciation for soils and their value making visible the connection between art and nature. The colour and texture of soil painting is fascinating and a creative opportunity for students of all ages. Children who came to the first workshop will have made their own crayon sticks which are now dry and ready to use. They will use soft crayon techniques for underpainting followed up by making their own paint out of soil for a thicker finish.
This workshop is the second in our Soil Series of January School Holiday nature-based art workshops. Join in all three to explore soil and compost critters, painting and drawing with natural soil pigments, and crayon making. Workshops are geared toward children ages 7-12 (please contact us if you have a child outside this age group who would like to attend). Materials provided, please bring a sun hat/sunscreen and a packed lunch. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Workshop tutor: Ekarasa Doblanovic, Art Grounds
Art Grounds is a meeting ground for collective imagination and sustainable art making through a direct engagement with nature and sustainable art practices such as re-use and recycling. Whenever possible, materials for workshops are naturally sourced and recycled.
Join EcoMatters Environment Trust’s native plant nursery manager Chrissy Yates on a fun, informative walk around the Ceramco Park area to gather native seeds.Read More
Children will learn about and observe the fascinating world of underground critters and organisms (worms, bacteria, fungi) that nourish and compost our soil. We will follow up with an exploration of painting and drawing techniques using, crayons, ink, and sgraffito.Read More
This session will explore the theme of soil through painting and drawing by using soil from scratch and children will learn how to make their own paint. This is a fun and ancient painting activity that connect us directly to the prehistoric cave paintings, and old masters’ techniques.Read More