Colors and pigment course


Make your own watercolor: Mother Nature pigments come to life. Explore the beauty of Mother Nature pigments and turn them into your own watercolor paint set. Come and join us in a weeklong workshop in which natural handpicked organic and mineral objects will be processed into paints. At the end of the course, participants will bring home their own set of handmade watercolors.

2. Course outcome

In this short intensive course, participants will learn the basics of natural pigments and different methods of making paint.
The chemistry of paints will be discussed, then different organic local and international dye-making roots and plants will be examined. The participants will grind, wash and extract pigments and make paint by following the traditional methods.
Also, different minerals and resources will be introduced and the pigment extracting process will be implemented. The participants will use traditional materials and methods to extract the pigments and turn them to paint.
Students will learn the differences between solvent and extraction materials and will make the suitable solvent for each pigment.

3. Certificate

All students receive a graduation certificate upon completion of their program, which is granted by the Islamic School of Art (ISOA).

4. Requirements

To participate in the program, applicants are required to agree to make a presentation in all classes and Workshops/discussions organized as part of the program. All the materials for the course will be provided in the course.

5. Course Fees

  • Online Course 145 Euro

Please be informed a prepayment of 100 Euro is required after your application has been approved.

6. Course plan and timing

There will be 8 sessions for this course (depending on different factors such as the number of participants, if we have more than 6 people in the class we will need more time for correction so we will need a complete session to cover that).

Each session would be about 90 minutes long (upon request the timing of each class could be decreased and in return, the number of sessions would increase) so the course is a 12-hour teaching course but you will be in touch with the instructor throughout the course by our WhatsApp number.

Due to time differences, we will need to adjust a time that is suitable for everyone in the course our first option is 16:00 Tehran time on Saturdays, but this time might change upon participant’s request (we do understand your conditions in different parts of the world so we will try our best to adjust everything as smoothly as possible).

7. Registration

For registration please fill out the registration form here.


For further information please contact our International communication coordinator (Mr.  Sattar Soltanpour):


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