25 September 2021 | Botanicals Festival | Where Inspiration Blooms, Chesham

Colour from seasonal plants


Saturday, 25th September 11am-1pm
£55 per person

Come explore the beauty of colours from seasonal plants foraged locally in an introductory natural dye workshop and extend the colour spectrum with simple kitchen chemistry to create a take-away colour swatch card.

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Cyanotype summer grasses Zoe Burt



Saturday, 25th September 2-3.30pm
£35 per person

Explore the magic of this early form of photography inspired by botany.

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5 – 10 December 2021 |Creative Connections | West Dean College, Arts and Conservation


5 days,  9 – 5.15pm


Art textiles

Ref S5DII627

For more details and to enrol: https://www.westdean.org.uk/study/short-courses/courses/s5d11627-creative-connections-mixed-media-and-textile-journaling

Explore techniques to bridge the gap between inspiration and research to build creative connected content. Inner and outer landscapes will be explored and playful processes developed for mixed media and textile-based work. Give yourself the time and space to discover resources, colours and shapes from the local environment to use as starting points for a week of focused and fresh interpretation.


6 & 13 November 2021 | Cyanotype Blue Printing | Morley College| London


2 Saturdays, 10 – 4pm

£ 100 concessions available

(W21TTSA04A course code)

For more details and to enrol: https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/course/cyanotype-blue-printing/cyanotype-blue-printing/

Learn to prepare a light sensitive blueprint solution and how to apply it to different surfaces effectively including paper and fabric. Students develop and experiment with various techniques to make unique images using this historical process and learn to remove the blue colour from prints and make brown-toned images. The course also investigates current practice and artists using cyanotype or blueprinting.



16 September 2021 | Natural Dyeing with Kitchen Botanics at Minerva Art Workshop

Minerva Art Workshop with Zoe Burt
Minerva Art Workshop with Zoe Burt

– Create a swatch card of modified natural due colour samples
– Naturally dye and pattern a peace silk scarf
– Learn how to prepare fabric for dyeing
– Discover a brief history of natural dyeing and the resurgence of interest in contemporary practise

Thursday 16th September 10.30 – 3.30pm – Kitchen Botanicals

Location: Minerva Workshop, Dove Centre, Kentish Town, NW5 2BJ
Cost £170.00

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18 – 22 October 2021 | Art Holiday | Nisyros Greece

Give yourself the space and time to explore art and craft techniques, while connected to the land and seasons.

Click this link for all details including covid safety protocol: http://loveyoursketchbook.com/gaiaworkshops.html

What previous participants said:

“THANK YOU!  It really was the most wonderful week. I was deeply  inspired by the beauty of the nature around us, and also by your collaboration and creativity.”
Isabella Radcliffe, Opera singer coach

“​What has brilliant course!! We learned so much and had great fun doing it. Thank you for everything.”
Melissa, head of spirit collections, Kew Gardens and Julia, librarian, Kew Library


Minerva Art Workshop

Natural Dyeing London

To book, please visit www.minervaworkshop.co.uk/natural-dyeing