FOREST DISCOVERY CENTRE1 Acacia Rd Dwellingup WA. Ph: 9538 1395
EXPLORE AND EXPERIENCECourses, Bushwalks, Art Gallery & Shop

Natural Inks and Tannins

HELEN COLEMAN ART... nothing is ordinary


Date: To be Confirmed

Time: 10am - 3pm

Cost: $120

All materials and equipment provided. A light lunch of soup and bread will be supplied but students may bring their own lunch if preferred.

Places: Min No. 6 Max No. 10


Helen is a mixed media artist based in Mandurah, Western Australia, working primarily with natural and salvaged materials. In 2018 she completed a two-year residency at Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah, where she combined her background in botany and chemistry with a passion for art, to explore the eco-dye potential of local native plants.


Learn how to extract pigments and tannins from locally sourced plant materials, to make natural inks and dyes. Students will take home personalised artworks on paper and cotton, including bandanas and calico pieces suitable for cushion covers.



Accommodation is available at the Jarrah Forest Lodge at a discounted rate for course participants. Please book online under ACCOMMODATION or contact Melissa on (08) 9538 1395.