THIS Sunday at Sprout Brookyn!
10am – 12noon
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Plant Pressing Workshop with James Walsh
This workshop will show you some simple techniques for drying plants and mounting them on paper. To begin, we’ll look at some pressed and mounted plants as inspiration. I’ll show you how to construct a simple plant press and then demonstrate some techniques for pressing plants so that they spread out in a lifelike manner and retain their color. At the end of the workshop I’ll demonstrate some techniques and materials for gluing your pressed and dried plants to paper. Everyone will go home with a small plant that they have mounted themselves. All materials, including plants, glues, and papers, will be provided.
James Walsh was born in Brooklyn, NY, studied literature at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY and Oxford University, England, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn. He has been making visual work in a variety of media since 1986, and has shown throughout the United States and in Turkey, Italy, England, and Sweden. He is the author of three books – Foundations (1997), Solvitur ambulando (2003), and There was Something in the Weather (2012) – and numerous unique and limited-edition artist’s books. Awards and residencies include a Fulbright Fellowship to Turkey and residencies at MacDowell Colony, The Edward Albee Foundation, Art Omi, Wave Hill, and The Center for Book Arts.
Did you know you can send flowers when it’s not Valentines Day? It doesn’t have a birthday or a funeral — believe it or not you can simply send flowers. We pride ourselves on having amazing blooms with crazy color that’s sure to freshen up any space or brighten someone’s day — even if it’s your own. Not only do they smell great they make people happy and spread cheer faster than Cadbury Eggs. True story.
We sell by the stem so there’s no need to feel committed to something large and lavish and we’ll even build something for you. We’ll build you a bouquet by color, personality type or just something that we think looks amazing (if we don’t say so ourselves).
From the BBC, another reason why rural plants always seem happier. . .
“Noise pollution is growing [and] this study emphasises that investigators should evaluate the ecological consequences of noise alongside other human-induced environmental changes that are reshaping human-altered landscapes worldwide.”
We love terrariums and even more we like making them a little funky. These Johnny Heads are the perfect thing to creep out your friends or add something different to your next creation. They come in two sizes and three color choices, so no matter what you’re sure to find one you like — or are totally freaked out by.
Have you ever made a terrarium before? We offer free classes here at Sprout, so sign up, come on by and we’ll share our ridiculous wealth of information with you. Sign ups go fast, so register early!
It’s probably not natural for an entire store’s worth of employees to do a dance when the UPS man comes, but today we did just that. We might have scared the delivery man, but it’s a big day folks. SEEDS ARE HERE! I was really excited when I said that — could you tell?
We’re proud to carry Seeds of Change here at Sprout. They’re an all organic seed that’s grown through a network of small family farms. There isn’t a GMO in sight and they do their best to preserve heirloom variates, guaranteed to give you amazing results in the garden.
Have you started planning what you’d like to eat in a few months? Even though it can be hard to remember to make your grocery list for the current week, we promise it’s easier to think about the homegrown snacks that could inhabit your deck with a little cultivation.
Are there any seeds you’re looking for? Drop us a note and we’ll let you know if we have it in stock!