Minerals and ores are a key driving mechanism for technological advancement and are needed for everyday usage. From these we acquire a variety of products, from precious metals for electronic industry, elements for car batteries to clays for production of paper. However, for educational purposes it is important to remember how the usage of these resources developed. One of the earliest applications of these raw materials was in art long before any car or mobile phone existed. Today, in the age of modern-day industrial pigments, it is not difficult to forget from where the pigments were derived before the chemical industry.
This toolkit is designed to demonstrate some of the basic concepts of usage of ores and minerals in making colors and ultimately using those colors to make a painting.