Making Paint in the Forest

Upcoming Dates: 17 October, 7 & 14 November

Duration: 0900 – 1200 (3 hours)

Location: Keppel Hill Reservoir

No. of pax: Max. 4 pax per Hike (Stabilization Phase) 

Level of Difficulty: Medium Difficulty Hike

Cost per pax: $78 per pax ($300 for group of 4)

Join us on an exploration of the forest paths surrounding the old Keppel Hill Reservoir to source for natural pigments.

Before synthetic pigments became popular in the 19th-century, artists used foraged pigments from their environment to create their works. Often, they worked not only as artists, but also as botanists, having to identify and work with plants to create. During the hike, we will bring you to rediscover some of these plants and their colours they gift.

This workshop aims to provide participants a peek behind the working process of botanical ink-makers. We will show how we look out for pigments, some of the forest plants we have worked with to make inks, and demonstrate some quick ink-making techniques with the material collected. Depending on the season, we may show you special forest plants that are part of Nature’s pantry and pharmacy.

By the end of the session, participants will get to create and bring home their own artworks using their own handmade inks, and hopefully also a deeper understanding and awareness of how humans depend on Nature’s gifts as a way of living.


This is a medium difficulty hike. We will be walking into forested areas on non-concrete paths. Expect to get mud on your shoes at some points during the hike, especially during wet days. There will also be some slopes and fallen logs to maneuver around.

Testimonials from Past Participants

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