Botanical Pressing Session With Cleo (3 August 2024)

Join us for a fun, flowery morning of creative botanical play! In this flower pressing session, we’ll explore the beauty and craft of pressed botanicals through various methods to achieve perfectly flat, pressed flowers. The session will cover using a botanical press (herbarium press) and offer practical tips for creating your own press at home.

Date: Saturday, 3 Aug – 2024
Time: 9:00 – 12:30 (3.5 hours)
Place: The Deckle Edge @ 13 Brickfield Road, Salt River
Workshops space limited booking essential

Includes all materials (please bring your own apron):

All materials needed will be provided and attendees are also welcome to bring any flowers or materials of their choosing with.

materials provided include:

  • Fresh flowers for pressing
  • Wooden boards, cardboard, fasteners and other pressing apparatus
  • A selection of pre-pressed flowers
  • Fine art paper
  • Adhesives
  • Botanical images, and books for inspiration or incorporation into botanical art pieces
  • scissors
  • Tape

You will also receive a 10% Deckle shopping coupon for the day of the workshop

Recommended age: All welcome from 14 years and up.

What you will learn:

We’ll start by unveiling/opening a botanical press, allowing attendees to observe successes and potential mishaps in pressed flowers. Additionally, we’ll discuss alternative methods of pressing flowers, highlighting varying time requirements and considering the pros and cons associated with each method. Following this, there will be a creative botanical art session where attendees can create floral pieces on fine art paper using a selection of pre-pressed flowers provided during the workshop. We’ll also consider different creative ways that pressed flowers can be incorporated into arts and crafts projects.

Attendees will receive practical advice on pressing flowers and explore creative outlets using pressed flowers. During a guided session, participants will press a variety of fresh flowers provided in the workshop, along with guidance on how to monitor them at home.Participants will learn practical tips and tricks for botanical pressings, including DIY herbarium presses and considerations for design. They’ll also discover methods to expedite the pressing process and determine which method suits their desired outcome best.

About the facilitatior:

My name is Chloe, nickname ‘Cleo’, and I am a visual artist and workshop instructor living and working in Cape Town, South Africa. I graduated with a BA (Fine Art) from Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2014 and completed my Masters in Visual Art through UNISA in 2021.
I have exhibited my work in various venues and galleries in Cape Town and abroad, including AVA Gallery, Youngblood Gallery, State of the Art Galley, Gallery ONE 11 and Art B Gallery, as well as Casa Petrarca, Figline Valdarno and Studio BONG in Florence, Italy, and at The Small Print Co. in London.
I regularly host cyanotype workshops, as well as other alternative photographic workshops such as Lumen, Phytogram and Polaroid Emulsion Lift workshops.

*If you need to cancel your workshop booking, please let us know by 11 a.m the weekday before the workshop. To help us support the facilitator, late cancellations will not be refunded. A credit for future events could be granted at our discretion.

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Join us for a fun, flowery morning of creative botanical play! In this flower pressing session, we’ll explore the beauty and craft of pressed botanicals through various methods to achieve perfectly flat, pressed flowers. The session will cover using a botanical press (herbarium press) and offer practical tips for creating your own press at home.

Date: Saturday, 3 Aug – 2024
Time: 9:00 – 12:30 (3.5 hours)
Place: The Deckle Edge @ 13 Brickfield Road, Salt River
Workshops space limited booking essential

Includes all materials (please bring your own apron):

All materials needed will be provided and attendees are also welcome to bring any flowers or materials of their choosing with.

materials provided include:

  • Fresh flowers for pressing
  • Wooden boards, cardboard, fasteners and other pressing apparatus
  • A selection of pre-pressed flowers
  • Fine art paper
  • Adhesives
  • Botanical images, and books for inspiration or incorporation into botanical art pieces
  • scissors
  • Tape

You will also receive a 10% Deckle shopping coupon for the day of the workshop

Recommended age: All welcome from 14 years and up.

What you will learn:

We’ll start by unveiling/opening a botanical press, allowing attendees to observe successes and potential mishaps in pressed flowers. Additionally, we’ll discuss alternative methods of pressing flowers, highlighting varying time requirements and considering the pros and cons associated with each method. Following this, there will be a creative botanical art session where attendees can create floral pieces on fine art paper using a selection of pre-pressed flowers provided during the workshop. We’ll also consider different creative ways that pressed flowers can be incorporated into arts and crafts projects.

Attendees will receive practical advice on pressing flowers and explore creative outlets using pressed flowers. During a guided session, participants will press a variety of fresh flowers provided in the workshop, along with guidance on how to monitor them at home.Participants will learn practical tips and tricks for botanical pressings, including DIY herbarium presses and considerations for design. They’ll also discover methods to expedite the pressing process and determine which method suits their desired outcome best.

About the facilitatior:

My name is Chloe, nickname ‘Cleo’, and I am a visual artist and workshop instructor living and working in Cape Town, South Africa. I graduated with a BA (Fine Art) from Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2014 and completed my Masters in Visual Art through UNISA in 2021.
I have exhibited my work in various venues and galleries in Cape Town and abroad, including AVA Gallery, Youngblood Gallery, State of the Art Galley, Gallery ONE 11 and Art B Gallery, as well as Casa Petrarca, Figline Valdarno and Studio BONG in Florence, Italy, and at The Small Print Co. in London.
I regularly host cyanotype workshops, as well as other alternative photographic workshops such as Lumen, Phytogram and Polaroid Emulsion Lift workshops.

*If you need to cancel your workshop booking, please let us know by 11 a.m the weekday before the workshop. To help us support the facilitator, late cancellations will not be refunded. A credit for future events could be granted at our discretion.

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