Cultural activities
in Sallanches

Peintures végétales !

In addition to the visit to the exhibitions of the castle, the group of children carries out with a mediator a workshop around the colors produced by the plants.
Nature brings us a multitude of colors. But how to recover them? Are the colors of fruits, flowers and plants the same when they become paint? The objective of this workshop is to experiment with the extraction of colors from plants to transform them into natural paint.

The workshop takes place in 3 stages:
– The group discovers what plant materials can be used to make color.
– Through experiments, the children test several techniques for extracting color from plants. Then they add binders and modifiers to transform the texture and color of their paints.
– At the end of the workshop, the children give free rein to their imagination and create their own work of art using natural paint.

The educational objectives:
– Discover and understand how plants can become paint
– Experiment with chemical modifications Create your own work of art
For cycles 3 and 4:
-Learn the difference between a dye and a pigment
– Understand how colors react with modifiers
Further information) :
1 hour workshop for cycles 1 and CP
1h30 workshop for cycles 2, 3 and 4
We speak French


Duration of the session: 90 min

Customer base

Reception of school groups, Cycle 1: nursery school (PS, MS, GS), Cycle 2: elementary school (CP, CE1, CE2), Cycle 4: middle school (5th, 4th, 3rd), Reception of holiday camps, Children from 3 to 5 years old, Children from 6 to 12 years old, Young people from 13 to 17 years old, Cycle 3: elementary school (CM1, CM2), Cycle 3: middle school (6th grade)
Minimum age required: 4 years
Minimum group size: 10
Maximum group size: 15


  • Supervised practice

Cultural activities

  • Flora and fauna
  • Graphic arts paintings
  • Arts
  • Arts


Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024


Payment method

  • Bank / credit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Bank transfer

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Rubins Castle – Alps Observatory
105 Rise of the Rubins
74700 Sallanches
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