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Inks and Ochres: an Introduction into Foraged Colour

with Daniel Docherty and Vija Docherty ​

12 - 14 July 2024

​10 am - 5 pm  Cost: £265 

SAOG Studios 

Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JX, UK

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A practical and participatory three-day introductory course for anyone wanting to develop a deeper relationship to ink and ochre. We will walk in the beautiful surrounds of Emerson College and the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; we will reverently forage minerals and materials which we will transform - through various alchemical processes - into pigments, paints, pastels, and inks. These endeavours will be accompanied by exercises in contemplative pattern making and nature inspired studies in various mediums including traditional watercolour and egg tempera.

Wonderful course!

I feel renewed, enlivened and inspired.

Such a wealth of knowledge, wisdom and lore.

A Gift!  Many thanks.

Caroline - Winter 2024

This course has been utter joy. 

Connecting Mother Earth's gifts - to heavenly precision and motion ...

The facilitators a constant source of support and inspiration.

I can thoroughly recommend this course.

Jo - Spring 2023 

A sanctuary of inspiration ... 

it's been a revelation. Thank you so much for this rich, heartfelt and generous time.

Such a meaningful three days.

Ruby Taylor - Spring 2023 

Thanks so much for these wonderful days. Another outstanding course with exceptional teachers!

It was relaxing and full of precious information and doing at the same time.

Monika - Spring 2023 

The Inks and Ochres course has been a wonderfully nourishing, joyful and dynamic learning experience for me.

I absolutely enjoyed the experiential interactive and nature-oriented elements of the course.

Thank you so much.

Niloufar - Autumn 2022 

Thank you both for a weekend of gentle yet industrious interaction with many important soul feeding forces, exploration and wonder, relationships and contribution, creation and contemplation  ... 

Sarah Francis - Autumn 2021

a HUGE THANK YOU for the weekend Ink and Ochres course at SAOG Studios ...

 I LOVED everything about it! It felt a real privilege to have both Daniel and Vija teaching at the same time! ... The foraging walk was fab! Making the inks and Ochres brilliant, and my favourite bit ... playing with the paint and especially the egg as the medium was absolutely wonderful.

Sara Hall - Autumn 2021

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