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.