Making Natural Pigments for Inks and Watercolours

Thu Sep 28 2023 at 06:30 pm to 09:00 pm

London Wildlife Trust Centre For Wildlife Gardening | London

London Wildlife Trust
Publisher/HostLondon Wildlife Trust
Making Natural Pigments for Inks and Watercolours
FREE event to explore & get creative in nature through conservation + nature journalling whilst learning about Centre for Wildlife Gardening
About this Event

Our next FREE creative nature meetup will be taking place on:

  • Date: Thursday 28th September
  • Timing: 6.30pm-9.00pm
  • Location: Centre for Wildlife Gardening
  • Who can come? Young people aged 16-30
  • What to expect- Nature Nurtures: Conservation + Crafts?

✨Get ACTIVE and CREATIVE in Nature: Experiment with natural inks and explore the world of natural pigments hiding in your kitchen as we make natural pigments together for watercolour painting!

? Pause for a free pizza party lunch break ?

The Centre for Wildlife Gardening wouldn't be the beautiful, hidden oasis it is without the help of volunteers! You'll be helping out with seasonal nature conservation tasks on the site whilst learning about its wildlife. We'll also be putting your newfound knowledge to paper by introducing you to nature journalling- no experience necessary!


Why should I join our Nature Nurtures?

As part of the new project, London Wildlife Trust and creative arts agency, Spread the Word, are organising a series of meetups for young people (aged 16-25). Nature Nurtures want to join forces with you to create a friendly community who want to explore nature conservation, social action and the creative arts. Whether you’re a nature novice, seasoned writer, or have never even flexed a creative muscle – Nature Nurtures invites you to join us!

We’re creating an inclusive space to explore and develop your practical conservation and creative skills which we want to be led by young people. By becoming a regular member of our community; we’ll tailor future Nature Nurtures workshops to your interests, you’ll be given access to OCN accredited Youth Leadership training led by London Youth and Volunteer Management training led by London Wildlife Trust. More excitingly, you’ll have the chance for your creative work to be professionally published in a nature anthology and other creative productions.


About Charlie (me)

Charlie is a wildlife lover, amateur nature photographer, facilitator and socially awkward bean. As the Youth Volunteering Coordinator at London Wildlife Trust, Charlie loves providing young people with foraged materials and a range of art supplies to draw inspiration from nature with through practical conservation and craft sessions. In their spare time, Charlie embodies being nature’s paparazzi by capturing moments in nature through photography, collages and the occasional crude doodle. Want to try something out in a Conservation + Crafts session? Let's learn it together! Send off an email to [email protected] :D


Still reading? Here's a bit more info about the Nature Nurtures project:

Nature Nurtures is a new cross-sector project led by London Wildlife Trust with partners Spread the Word, Black Girls Hike CIC and London Youth. The project will be a whole host of exciting opportunities for young people that link natural heritage with creative arts to get more young people volunteering and taking action for nature. Nature Nurtures will also be an opportunity to explore themes of wellbeing, identity & cultural heritage within the environmental sector.

Specifically, this project will focus on young people from Black, Asian, and Minoritised Ethnic heritage, young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and those who live in socio-economically disadvantaged areas of London.

Nature Nurtures is supported by funds awarded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports, via the Volunteering Futures Fund distributed by .

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Charlie Nwanodi - Youth Volunteering Coordinator at London Wildlife Trust

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London Wildlife Trust's Centre for Wildlife Gardening

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Have a lovely week! -Charlie :)


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

London Wildlife Trust Centre For Wildlife Gardening, 28 Marsden Road, London, United Kingdom


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