Plant-Based Paint Making

Explore Downsview Park through a free nature program.

Plant-Based Paint Making (Thursday August 25, 2022)

Nature is full of colours and they’re not just nice to look at!

Did you know that photosynthesis, pollination, and seed dispersal are all impacted by the colour of plants? Or that humans have harnessed natural pigments to use in dyes and paints from as far back as 40,000 years ago? From hidden ecological functions to sources of creativity, these hues are cool for all sorts of reasons!

Join us at Downsview Park as we dive deeper into the importance of nature’s colours and how we can use them as a creative outlet. We’ll talk about pigments, make some watercolour paints, and do some painting!

All ages and art abilities welcome.


Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pets are not permitted at this program. Service animals are always welcome.

Please note that this session will be held only in English.

Our Education programs are proudly supported by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

Plant-Based Paint Making

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