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Learn the process of making both pigmented and non-pigmented inks, including classics like iron gall ink as well as inks made from natural dyes like cochineal and lake pigments like weld.
In this workshop students will make a range of inks including water soluble and waterproof inks. The workshop will explore papers, and the basis of pointed pen (flexible) writing. Students will learn how to generalize the procedure of ink making so that it may be applied to any organic or mineral matter. The workshop will also present a discussion of journaling, writing, books, and creativity.
- 21 documentary-style instructional videos.
- Work with a range of materials including indigo, carbon black, cochineal, weld, gum Arabic and shellac.
- Learn about ink making as a way to explore materials.
- Consider the history of writing and ink and the future of your own creative practice
What do I need for this workshop?
We have prepared a kit for this workshop that may be purchased by enrolled students at a discounted kit rate. A complete list of the contents of this kit can be found in the SUPPLY LIST PDF. 100 of these kits will be available for opening day. Students will receive purchase instructions once enrolled (these kits are not available to the public).
Alternatively, students may source their own ingredients based on the supply list — either locally or from their favourite supplier. Students who already have a well-stocked studio can fill any gaps by purchasing locally or through maiwa.com.
See the Supply List below for full details.
What is the cancellation policy?
See also our Frequently Asked Questions.
How long do I have access?
Students have access to course materials for 3 years from date of purchase. Regular Q&A support is available during the 7 weeks the course runs.