Short courses


Pigment to Paint (Easter Course)

  • 5 hours
  • 1 day


On this one-day workshop, you'll learn about the process of turning pigments into paint. It's led by geologist and pigment analyst Ruth Siddall and artist Ian Rowlands.

You'll explore classical and contemporary processes involved in making your own paint. You'll look at materials, methods, tools and techniques to produce your own set of oil, watercolour and casein paint.

You'll learn how to create your own pigment and paint and then test and apply this paint to your own artworks.

The course runs from 10am to 4pm.

This course is run by the Slade School of Fine Art at UCL.

Who this course is for

This course is suitable for all levels of experience. You don't need any prior experience.


You can request an attendance certificate after completing the course. These can only be supplied during the year you take the course and can't be produced retrospectively.


The course fee is £80.

A 10% discount is available for UCL current students and staff. To claim this discount, you'll need to enter your UPI number (on your UCL ID card) when booking.

Once you've been accepted onto the course, you'll be sent details of which materials will be provided and which you'll need to supply yourself.

Further information

Read more about this course and others on the Slade website, which provides information about booking and cancellations.

Course team

All tutors are practising artists

All tutors are practising artists

Course tutors for this short course are Ruth Siddall and Ian Rowlands.

Course information last modified: 29 Oct 2021, 11:12