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Family Art Workshops at the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

Mixing Colour
With Support from Faber-Castell

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October 2014, 12pm to 4pm

Drawing with colour: Discovering the creation of colour from our natural environment

Have a go at making your own natural paint colours and creating imagery inspired by artist Simon Periton’s new sculptural work for the ROQ site the

‘Alchemical Tree’: projects/roq_oxford_site_wide_project/


Paint making demonstrations throughout the day

Drawing sessions with a difference - creating drawings on windows and tables inspired by floor to ceiling views of the Radcliffe Observatory Building

The planets…create your own mini planet inspired by alchemy


Simply drop-in and take part

All materials provided

Refreshments available


Click HERE for directions to the workshops venue. 


Facilitated by artists Nabil Ali and Vicky Vergou.


Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


With generous support from the Pye Charitable Settlement.


For further information contact:


Part of The Big Draw and Family Arts Festival 2014 programmes.


Materials supported by Faber-Castell.

Faber-Castell is an especially appropriate sponsor of the 2014 Big Draw. Faber-Castell, is proud to be the world's largest and oldest manufacturer of wooden-cased pencils, and of its reputation as an environmentally sound, socially responsible and economically sustainable company. Faber-Castell’s Playing and Learning range offers a huge variety of art materials specially designed to encourage children to spend their leisure time in a creative and meaningful way, enabling them to enthusiastically play and learn at the same time.



Simon Periton


Mathematical Institute, Oxford OX2 6AD

Image credit

Creating natural paint colour

a pamphlet