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Peintures végétales !


Château des Rubins - Observatoire des Alpes
105 montée des Rubins
74700 Sallanches

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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 which plant materials can be used to make color.
- Through experiments, 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 in natural paint.

The educational objectives:
- Discover and understand how plants can become paint
- Experiment with chemical modifications Make 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 of workshop for cycles 2, 3 and 4


Duration of the session : 90 min


  • School groups welcome
  • Cycle 1: nursery school (PS, MS, GS)
  • Cycle 2: elementary school (CP, CE1, CE2)
  • Cycle 4: college (5th, 4th, 3rd)
  • Reception of summer 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: college (6th)
  • From 4 years
  • Group accepted from 10 to 15 people


  • Supervised practice

Cultural activities

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


Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024
Mondays Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesdays Open
Thursdays Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open


Payment method

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

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