Grow Me a Colour
Summer 2018 – Summer 2019

This summer we are launching ‘Grow Me a Colour’, a long-term programme that will see the development of a dye and pigment garden at Primary.

Through this project we will be working with Primary resident artists and local communities to design, build, grow and process plants and learn new skills together.

There will be regular gardening sessions during the summer, autumn and spring – an opportunity to develop the garden, learn about urban growing, and take plants home. Across the seasons, there will be a series of workshops to explore how to work with plants through different creative processes, from preparing and dyeing wool and fabrics, to print-making, environmental recording, and sharing stories of plant cultures.

Weekly gardening sessions | Wednesdays, 5-6pm, from 10 April 2019 and continuing throughout the summer

Found & foraged dye workshop | 9 March 2019, 2-5pm
Learn how to make plant dye in the winter from evergreen plants and ingredients from the kitchen cupboard.

Play with colour: Family workshop | 20 February 2019, 2-4pm
A free half-term workshop for children and their carers - playing and experimenting with colour.

Skillshare: Print-making | 17 October 2018, 6-8pm
Join Dizzy Ink for an introduction to printing.

Woodwork: Building Raised Beds | 26 September 2018, 5.30-7.30pm
Help us to build new raised beds for the dye garden, and try your hand at some simple woodwork skills.

Workshop: Red, Yellow, Blue | 1 September 2018, 2-5pm
Join Georgina Barney for an introduction to plant dyeing with seasonal plants to make reds, yellows and blues.

Regular gardening sessions | On Wednesdays 5.30-6.30pm starting from 22 August 2018.

Summer Activity Day | 11 August 2018, 2-5pm
Join us for the launch of the project and lots of art activities for families and children.

This programme is kindly supported by Big Lottery Fund.

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