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Ambacht in Beeld Festival 21 & 22 September 2024
NDSM Loods, Amsterdam-Noord

| Make pastels with earth pigments

Handmade Heaven - Twirre van Kraaijenoord - Saturday 23 september & Sunday 24 september
1 hour
€ 17,50
Minimum age:
8 years (younger under guidance of an adult)
Saturday 23 september
Sunday 24 september

Since time immemorial, people have used earth pigments to add color to their surroundings. Pigments were mixed with different binders and fillers to process these dyes in different ways.


Come and work with these beautiful natural colors and create your own artist materials at the Ambacht in Beeld Festival.


Pastels are those beautiful soft crayons that you can use to draw, and you can rub out the colors so beautifully. And no, they cannot be compared to blackboard chalks, the colors are much more full and brighter, and the chalk itself is softer.


Learn how to make beautifully soft artist’s chalk with natural earth pigments. Choose one pigment or mix several pigments. Mix and process all ingredients until you have the right consistency and roll your own pastels. We make this chalk according to a traditional recipe with pure natural ingredients and pigments.


In 1 hour you can make about 4 different colors of chalk, which you will take home in a box. After a few days they are dry and you can draw beautifully with them!



Material for various crayons

Box to take the crayons with you

Short job description on paper


Twirre van Kraaijenoord is the founder of Handmade Heaven, she is a creative designer and uses different crafts and techniques in her designs. She followed a course for Trompe-l’oeil painting in which, in addition to painting marble and wood, the craft of oil paint was also taught. She has done research into natural dyes for textiles. Twirre has continued her search for natural colors and now makes her own extracts, paints, inks and pastels. In the television program “The secret of the master” which can be seen in October, she makes the artist’s material with ingredients from the master!



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