Where does the myriad of colors that create our daily palette come from? Plants have been used as natural dyes and pigments. Even plants that can be found in our everyday environment, such as red onion and the common weed Goldenrod, have the hidden potential to create color.
Learn to create and use paints made from plants with Kristin Hensel, who has been researching and teaching the history of natural dyes and pigments for many years in Berlin. Using a technique similar to watercolors, we will paint with these beautiful natural colors following recipes that Kristin has rediscovered following historical recipes and experimentation.
Kristin aims “to sensitize people to colors in order to appreciate their origin from nature and thus protect our environment.”
Saturday, July 7, 12-4pm
50 Euro (materials included*)
*Participants are encouraged to bring their own watercolor brushes and paper if they already have them.
Kristin Hensel received her Diplom in design at the College of Art & Design Burg Giebichenstein Halle/ Saale. She is a lecturer in Fashion & Textile Design and a certified City Nature Guide in Berlin. She is a co-initiator of the Färberpflanzenbeetes (Dyeing Plants Garden) in the community garden Allmende-Kontor in Berlin.
Offered as part of our Guest Artist Workshop series.