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Creative and Wellbeing 2024

Creative and Wellbeing 2024

Linocut leaves

Linocut leaves 6 Jun 2024

£75.00

Description

Tutor: Emma James
Date: Thursday 6th June 2024
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Cost: £75
Location: Classroom

Drawing inspiration from a selection of leaves collected, sketched, and photographed the Botanic Garden, you will create your own leaves using linocut. Using the ‘reduction process’, we’ll create a layered image using two sets of autumnal colour palettes. The course is suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience of linocut techniques. Materials and some tools will be available to use, but you will need your own set of lino cutting tools, as well as a box or folder to take away your prints.
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Hand-tied bouquet making

Hand-tied bouquet making 7 Jun 2024

£65.00

Description

Tutor: Paula Edgington
Date: Friday 7th June 2024
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Cost: £65
Location: Classroom

Learn how to make your own beautiful hand tied bouquet. You will be guided step by step on how to prepare the stems and construct your bouquet. In addition, you will be shown how you can gift wrap any bouquets you make in the future. Everything you need is provided, and you can take home your own hand-tied bouquet. This course is suitable for all levels.
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Making organic paints and inks

Making organic paints and inks 11 and 12 Jul 2024

£135.00

Description

Tutor: Nabil Ali
Date: Thursday 11th July 2024 and Friday 12th July 2024
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Cost: £135
Location: Classroom

With plant material collected from the Botanic Garden, you will re-create paint making processes using documented recipes from historical manuscripts and ancient sources. The workshop aims to give you the tools to go on to establish your own paint systems by utilising plants from your own garden or inspiring you to try growing some new ones to support your new-found skills. Having learnt the basics, you will explore colour compositions, practical paint layering systems, a variety of natural binders and fillers, preservatives, and coloured egg glazes to create a range of samples and images. During the workshop you will also have access to Nabil’s 'organic paint recipe archive' detailing in-depth insight into the practical foundations for paint making using common and unusual plants. This course is open to all levels and all the materials you need will be provided.
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Mini monoprints: Experimenting with natural shapes and textures

Mini monoprints: Experimenting with natural shapes and textures 16 Jul 2024

£75.00

Description

Tutor: Grace Hailstone
Date: Tuesday 16th July 2024
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Cost: £75
Location: Classroom

Join Printmaker Grace Hailstone for a day-long course exploring the art of Monoprinting. Make unique monoprints exploring silhouettes of leaves and ‘ghost prints’ using a miniature etching press. Working with positive and negative shapes, spacing and texture, we will create unique original prints on cotton-based paper using real leaves and materials. Participants can bring collected organic materials to print with, materials will also be provided. We will begin with making simple silhouettes then expanding to create multi layered images full of organic shapes and textures. Image sizes will be a maximum of 10 cm. This course is open to all levels.
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Botanical blueprints

Botanical blueprints 25 and 26 Jul 2024

£150.00

Description

Tutor: Susie Turner
Date: Thursday 25th July 2024 and Friday 26th July 2024
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Cost: £150
Location: Classroom

This practical workshop will introduce participants to the simple technique of Cyanotype using the rich collection of foliage and found objects in the Botanic Garden as inspiration. Participants will learn how to transfer botanical specimens, found objects, drawings, and photographs into unique Cyanotype prints using a range of suitable papers and ready-made cyanotype sensitizer solution. There will also be the opportunity to work with pre-coated fabric. This course is suitable for all levels.
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Red, yellow, and blue: A colour palette

Red, yellow, and blue: A colour palette 15 Oct 2024

£75.00

Description

Tutor: Nabil Ali
Date: Tuesday 15th October 2024
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Cost: £75
Location: Classroom

Learn the basic processes and techniques of paint production from plants. A colour workshop to create a plant-based watercolour–gouache paint using three historical dye plants: Madder (Rubia tinctoria) – red, Weld (Reseda luteola) – yellow and Woad / Indigo (Isatis tinctoria / Indigofera tinctoria) – blue. Participants will understand the basic theory of the making processes and knowledge of growing the plants to store for paint production. The course will also explore examples of art and textiles that have utilised these three colourants over the centuries in different cultures and how organic colourings became less important in favour of William Henry Perkin’s discoveries of synthetic purple dye which changed the world. The course is for all levels of ability.
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Monoprinting with leaves

Monoprinting with leaves 29 Oct 2024

£75.00

Description

Tutor: Susie Turner
Date: Tuesday 29th October 2024
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Cost: £75
Location: Classroom

This one-day workshop will introduce participants to the simple but effective method of monoprinting directly using a selection of pressed autumnal leaves as primary source material. Monoprinting is the method of producing one or several unique prints. The technique offers fine detail and versatility in image making. During this one-day workshop, participants will learn how to make monoprints using oil-based water washable inks, a small professional printing press as well as learn how to print without a press, using hand burnishing techniques. The course is open to all levels and materials will be provided.
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Linocut views in the glasshouses

Linocut views in the glasshouses 7 and 8 Nov 2024

£150.00

Description

Tutor: Emma James
Date: Thursday 7th November 2024 and Friday 8th November 2024
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Cost: £150
Location: Classroom

Drawing inspiration from plants and view in the glasshouses in the Botanic Garden, we will adapt a sketch or photograph and transfer your image into a reduction linocut. Using the ‘reduction process’, create a layered image using two contrasting colour palettes. The course is suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience of linocut techniques. Materials and some tools will be available to use, but you will need your own set of lino cutting tools, as well as a box or folder to take away your prints.
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Christmas wreath making

Christmas wreath making 5 Dec 2024

£70.00

Description

Tutor: Paula Edgington
Date: Thursday 5th December 2024
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Cost: £70
Location: Classroom

Join florist Paula Edgington to start your festive season and make your own garden-inspired festive wreath. No previous experience is needed as you will be taken through the process step-by-step. The wreath will be made from scratch and will have a moss-based ring. You will then cover it in a selection of festive evergreen foliage and berries which have been gathered from the Botanic Garden, followed by a choice of decorations from natural pinecones, cinnamon bundles, dried fruit and more, and finally a ribbon to hang it up. Come and have fun, learn a new skill, be creative and leave with your very own handmade festive wreath for your front door. This course is suitable for all levels and everything you need is provided.

NOTE: This event is organised by CUBG Learning Office and not CUBG Friends. Bookings for the annual Friends’ Wreath-Making Workshop with Sam Cotterell can be made via the What’s On pages.


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Christmas wreath making

Christmas wreath making 6 Dec 2024

£70.00

Description

Tutor: Paula Edgington
Date: Friday 6th December 2024
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Cost: £70
Location: Classroom

Join florist Paula Edgington to start your festive season and make your own garden-inspired festive wreath. No previous experience is needed as you will be taken through the process step-by-step. The wreath will be made from scratch and will have a moss-based ring. You will then cover it in a selection of festive evergreen foliage and berries which have been gathered from the Botanic Garden, followed by a choice of decorations from natural pinecones, cinnamon bundles, dried fruit and more, and finally a ribbon to hang it up. Come and have fun, learn a new skill, be creative and leave with your very own handmade festive wreath for your front door. This course is suitable for all levels and everything you need is provided.

NOTE: This event is organised by CUBG Learning Office and not CUBG Friends. Bookings for the annual Friends’ Wreath-Making Workshop with Sam Cotterell can be made via the What’s On pages.
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