In this workshop, you will receive insights into the alchemy of making natural inks from berries and have the opportunity to make and test those on paper. During the demonstration, Jelena Vitorovic will also generalize the procedure of natural ink making, from her own experience, so that participants may use that knowledge later in their research. She will talk about her two favorite inks medieval oak gall ink and walnut ink and give her recipes for those as well. “Natural ink is alive”. Its colors change with the seasons. Beauty of making natural inks is in embracing its variability.