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Pigments of the Past
Pigments of the Past

Pigments of the Past

Our popular ancient paint-making workshop returns for Term 2 school holidays!

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07 July 2022, 11:00 am – 12:40 pm

Hellenic Museum , 280 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia


Have you ever wondered how ancient people coloured their world before the invention of modern oil, watercolour or acrylic paints?

Join us in this workshop to explore painted artefacts at the Hellenic Museum and discover the science behind how ancient Greeks ground, mixed and distilled paints and dyes from a variety of natural materials like saffron, lapis lazuli and sandstone! Together we will touch, smell and observe these ingredients and experiment making our own ancient egg tempera paints that were used to create murals in Mycenaean Greece, ancient Egypt, Babylonia and China.

Ideal for young explorers aged 7–13.


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