Botanical Print Workshop

Create amazing prints on silk and paper with plants at this hands-on workshop in Hornsby Heights!



2.5 hours - 5 hours Class size 1 to 7 (public classes), 6 to 20

label $100 - $200 ($100 for Half day, $200 for Full day; price varies across dates)

health_and_safety
  • If you're fully COVID-19 vaccinated, you can attend this class anytime
  • If you're not fully COVID-19 vaccinated, you can attend from 1st Dec onwards

On the search for unique things to do in Sydney? Head over to Hornsby Heights and discover the fascinating and satisfying art of making gorgeous botanical prints!

In a garden setting, surrounded by bushland, you'll learn how to create unique permanent prints on watercolour paper and a pure silk scarf using natural botanicals.

After an introduction to the plants collected locally, and a short demonstration of the process, you'll lay out your design using plant materials and create bundles ready to set in pots.

While the pots simmer, choose from a menu of drinks, including wine, tea and coffee, and individual light refreshments including sweet and savoury options.

Our adjoining studio/gallery will be open for you to look at a wide range of artwork and textiles as you wait, and look through volumes of natural printing research books created over years. Items suitable as gifts and reference materials will be available for you to buy on the day.

Now comes the fun part. Opening bundles is just like Christmas! The alchemy between plants and paper and fabric is always a surprise. Even after many years of using this process, we are still filled with excitement every time we open a bundle.

Join our workshop and experience the wonder of botanical prints for yourself and take home your lovely creation to admire!



Knowledge required
Beginners welcome. No prior knowledge or skill is required.
 
What you'll get
  • All plants and materials needed for the process are provided.
  • Each person will be given a good quality piece of watercolour paper, and a beautiful, hand hemmed silk scarf.
  • At the end of the workshop, every piece will be a unique new artwork ready to take home.
What to bring
  • All attendees should bring a bag to take their work home, keeping in mind that they will be damp.
  • Wearing a hat is recommended as this is an outdoor workshop.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, bucks party or Christmas party.

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 7 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or Xmas gift.


Wendy Murray is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

See additional precautions taken   

Workshops are run in an outdoor setting to enhance safety.
All food and drinks will be provided to each participant personally.
This is a Covid registered business.
Location

6 Cottonwood Way, Hornsby Heights (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

Your teacher

Discovering botanical printing and dying has lead my art practise down an endless path encountering the diversity of clean natural processes to create colour and pattern on paper and textiles. Sharing the experience with others reinvigorates my own curiosity, and the questions asked by participants creates a wave of energy that I joyfully ride. Publishing my first book, The Natural Dyers Notebook, Volume 1, was a direct result of the curiosity of others.

More about this class

This class is new, and is covered by ClassBento's money-back guarantee.

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