ôkhra, conservatory of ochres and of color
The role of a conservatory, as in a conservatory of music, is to practice the discipline that is being preserved. Here, color lives through the movement of creation and the transmission of savoir-faire. In these former ochre plant, you will discover industrial and geological history of ochres from Vaucluse and you can do some workshops about color.
Visit the Mathieu Plant
Alone or in company, discover the history of ochre, its uses and different stages of the treatment of the mineralsfrom extraction to firing, as well as exhibitions on color.
group guided tours and activities
Groups, associations, coach companies, educational institutions from preschool to university, social centers, extended famiies or groups of friends, discover ochre history in a guided tour and learn how to make your colors in a workshop.see group activities
during school vacations, national events, or at a weekend, ôkhra proposes to all from age five discovery workshops of 1 hours 1/2 as well as half-day sessions with an artisan.
A non-profit-making co-op
Created in 1995, okhra is a SCIC(société commerciale à intérêt collectif). Employees, volunteers, facilitators, trainers, friends, and partners come together to share their passion and their savoir-faire.learn more about co-op
Workshops to plunge into color
throughout the year, our training workshops alternate conceptual and practical applications to allow you to develop your practice of color with a professional.
The color sales counter
Ochres, pigments, natural earths, plant dyes, binders, rare materials, practical and collectors’ books are available in the shop or through this website.