City and Colour


City and Colour: A Mobile Ink Factory Workshop

    Sunday 19 August 2018, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

In this afternoon workshop, participants will learn how to make colour from the world around them, transforming locally found natural materials into inks with Jason Logan and the Toronto Ink Company. Following an introduction to the basics of ink-making, we will forage in Gairloch Gardens, sourcing colour from leaves, roots, berries, branches, and other finds. Back in the studio, participants will turn these materials into inks of their own making, testing them out on a variety of papers. Each participant will leave the workshop with a bottle of their handmade ink.

  • Ages 18+
  • $40 ($45 for non-members) + HST



The Studio at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens
1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville

What to bring

Participants should dress for mess and wear clothes you do not mind staining.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation with a refund must be applied for at least 7 days before your program begins. Refunds are subject to a $15 administrative fee. There are no refunds for cancellations requested less than 7 days before the program begins. Please allow 2-4 weeks for refunds by cheque.

Instructor bio

Jason S. Logan is a Toronto-based creative director and strategic graphic designer. Recent projects include branding, identity and creative direction for Horses Atelier, a smellmap for the The New York Times and Creative Direction for Rogers Publishing. Logan is also the author of several books and the founder of the Toronto Ink Company. In 2014 he lead the CDTO campaign, an initiative to build an Office of Creative Direction for the City of Toronto. Interested in collaboration? Send a note to