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Meet and Make at the Polar Museum

Join us for our new wellbeing and making workshops for adults at the Polar Museum! Meet and Make at the Museum sessions are all about giving you a supportive and social space to be creative.

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ONLINE COURSE Organic paint & inks

Fri 23 July 2021


Join artist tutor Nabil Ali for this fascinating online lecture course explaining how paint and ink can be made using plants and additional organic ingredients. The paint making processes are inspired by historical key technical manuscripts and classical sources using forgotten craftsmens’ ideas and techniques. The lecture course aims to provide an understanding to establish a paint system through utilising everyday plants from your garden, whilst exploring organic paint recipes. The lecture course is suitable for people interested in recipes and historical colourants made from plants.

Nabil is a professional artist and visiting tutor to the University of Cambridge and the New University of Lisbon, and is known globally throughout the Art Conservation industry. He has delivered many creative projects across England and was accepted by the Florence Biennale to exhibit in Italy. His workshops have been celebrated at the Ferens Art Gallery, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter at the University of Oxford, the Prince’s Drawing School and the Lycee Francais Charles Lepierre in Lisbon.

Cost: £25

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Please note that booking is required for this event.



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Fri 23 July 2021 10:00AM - 1:00PM


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