Sonya Patel Ellis, 2014. Cosmos 'Pinkie'. Pressed flower on watercolour paper
Sonya Patel Ellis, 2014. Pressed flower on black velour paper
Sonya Patel Ellis, 2014. Common Cornflower / Centaurea cyanus pressed flower on watercolour paper
Seeing Floral - The Art of Florilegia 07/09/15
This unique, hands-on workshop will bring together the detailed and invaluable knowledge you will need to create Florilegia and/or Herbaria for life. The Plant School Founder & Director, Rosemary Campbell-Preston, and Artist/Writer, Sonya Patel Ellis/The Herbarium Project, will show you how to explore nature through understanding the key characteristics of specific plant families, genera and species and how to be inspired creatively via the techniques of observing, selecting, recording, cutting, collecting, pressing and mounting.
Each Guest will depart with a portable flower press (a Garden Museum Notebook) created on the day with two pressed and labelled plants, and two mounted specimens in a wallet.
Morning tea and coffee, a fine and flavourful two course lunch with a glass of wine, and afternoon tea and cake are included.
Please bring a small posy of no more than 6 plants, from a cultivated collection, preferably from your own garden. If gathered from any other source, you will need to seek permission to do so. Do not include plants from the wild. With the exception of your posy, all other materials will be supplied on the day.
Twenty eight places only to ensure the best tuition. The Garden Museum will be closed to the Public for this exclusive workshop.
10:00 - 16:00