Thursday July 22nd
Learn how to turn pressed flowers, ferns, herbs and leaves into whimsical works of art! In this hands-on class, you’ll learn all about the process of flower pressing. We’ll talk about the best plants to work with, how to prep them for the press, and learn about different methods of pressing. You’ll then spend the remainder of the workshop arranging compositions of pressed botanicals to create your own art work. We will glue down finished pieces that can be taken and framed or used for other projects. Each participants will leave with several pieces of their own art.
All supplies and equipment will be provided. You’re welcome to bring your own pressed flowers to add to the assortment offered.
Registration Deadline is July 16th
Members: $50 Non-Member:$60
Covid Update: Due to current Covid-19 guidelines we are asking all interested students if you are fully vaccinated, as a part of our registration process. At this time you do not need to be fully vaccinated in order to participate in in-person workshops. This information will only be used for the View Center for Art and Culture to prepare proper seating for our classes in accordance with CDC and New York State guidelines. Masks and social distancing is required if you have not yet been fully vaccinated and or have not provided proof of vaccination to the front desk.
Artist Bio: Martha Starke began her fasciation with pressing flowers as a child when she picked a Lady’s Slipper blossom and proudly offered it to her parents. After gasps and a gentle lesson in endangered species, they let her keep it and press it. She has been making art with pressed flowers ever since. She has been creating Petal People since 2006, growing her own botanicals but also plucking them from unassuming fields and roadsides as well as the occasional supermarket bouquet. Learn more about her and her work at PetalPeoplePress.com