Biodiversity & Botanical Art Workshops

Biodiversity & Botanical Art Workshops

We offer live workshops that cover a wide range of pressed flower ideas and applications, as well as concepts and techniques for sustainable harvesting, Irish wildflower identification as well as creating gorgeous, long lasting pressed flower art that you will be proud to display in your home or give as a gift. 

In-person workshops such as card-making and creating framed botanical art with pressed flowers will take you all the way from flower selection and preparation to learning how to use a flower press and gluing the flowers so they don’t mold or fall apart. These workshops are a great opportunity to learn from some of the leading botanical artists in the country and get an in-depth look at our process and technique while being inspired to create your own works of art.

Our workshops are open to any skill level, and provide step by step guidance through the flower pressing process, including what supplies you will need and what flowers to use, depending on the season.

 
Day & Time: Saturday, June 15th 2024 from 10am to 2pm
Location: The Old Hardware, Narraghmore, Co. Kildare
Please feel free to bring along your own flower press. If required you can borrow one of ours, but this must be returned at the end of the workshop. We will also have flower presses available to purchase at a discounted rate of €84 to workshop attendees (normally €129).

This 4 hour workshop is a great opportunity to learn and get an in-depth look at our process and technique while being inspired to create your own works of art.

Our workshops are open to any skill level, and provide step by step guidance through the flower pressing process, including what supplies you will need and what flowers to use, depending on the season.

The workshop will cover:

 10am:

  • an introduction to flower pressing
  • tips for sustainable harvesting 
  • Irish wildflower identification 

10.30am:

  • flower selection
  • flower preparation
  • consider of art styles (traditional/ contemporary etc)

11.00am:

  • how to use the flower press
  • removing your flowers from the press

11.30:

  • Break: Teas, Coffees, Sweet Treats, Q & A

12.30

  • reconstruction
  • creating gorgeous, long-lasting pressed flower art (bookmarks & cards)

Price includes tea/coffee and some sweet treats - please let us know of any dietary requirements in advance.

Places limited, booking essential to avoid disappointment.

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