Healing and Natural Inks
How about travelling back to old times and producing paints from the food in our kitchen? Prior to the introduction of paint tubes in 19th century, colors were obtained from stones, minerals, plants, vegetables, soil and spices, even insects. These liquids of diverse flavors and colors were the base materials not only for paints but also for dozens of drinkable and skin-applicable healing methods. During the workshop, we rediscover blueberry to get dark black Chinese ink, beetroot for purple, spinach for green, lemon for yellow, strawberry for pink and pomegranate for red. While producing paints out of these materials, we learn how to make natural color ink and work on canvas. Along with the exhibition on the use of traditional ink in contemporary artworks, we harvest nature’s colors at our workshop.
Workshop led by: Birnur Temel, MILKist
Related Exhibition: Out of Ink Interpretations from Chinese Contemporary Art
Capacity: 10 participants
Duration: 2 hours
Fee per workshop: 70 TL
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