Wild Inks with Katie Fields

One Day Week Creative Course

20 August 2022

(Includes half an hour lunch break)


Gift vouchers available

Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.

Who is this class suitable for?
Ages 16+
Beginners and intermediate

What will be covered in the class?
On this day course you’ll get to experience the variety and vibrancy of natural colour. Artist Katie Fields will show you how to obtain colour from foraged and organic sources, and how to modify and experiment with wild inks. You’ll be encouraged to paint and draw with these natural colours and be able to take samples home, as well as learn how to make a natural dye. The course includes a foraging walk and Katie will also provide a selection of foraged teas and tisanes during the day.

Workshop Overview
In the morning we’ll go on a foraging walk to collect sources of natural pigments and herbal teas. We’ll prepare the material before lunch and experiment with mark- making. After lunch we will make a series of wild inks and experiment with modifiers, making samples to take home. We’ll finish with a natural dye demonstration.

What will students leave the class with?
Students will leave with a variety of ink and dye samples, plus materials to continue the practice at home. Students will be asked to bring a sketchbook to record their experiments.

What will I need to bring?
Materials and tools are included.

The art studio is situated at the top of a flight of stairs. Tools are all light and accessible. Work benches are not currently height adjustable. We will also use outdoor spaces and the Open Garden.


Katie Ellen Field’s practice explores the creation and reverence of objects, particularly those used in rituals and ceremonies. Materiality is a frequent starting point; the green and granite of Milton Keynes in particular.

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* We offer a limited number of spaces on each course at a 30% discount for those in receipt of income support such as Universal Credit and Carers Allowance. Please contact us directly for to obtain a discount code to apply at checkout. (Proof of eligibility required).
Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre. Any workshops that you are unable to attend cannot be refunded and cannot be reallocated.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance only will refunds be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
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