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Cyanotype workshop with Daisy Bow

Cyanotype workshop with Daisy Bow

Date: 13th July 2024

Start time: 13.00

End time: 16.00

 

Venue: Hook Heath Flower Farm, Hook Heath Rd, Woking GU22 0QF. 

 

Love plants and learning new art techniques? Join Daisy Bow at Hook Heath Flower Farm for this 3.5 hour beginner friendly workshop and learn the art of cyanotype printing. Set in the serene setting of a Surrey flower farm, participants will also get to have a tour of the farm and pick their own mix of flowers to take home. All levels welcome. 

 

Participants will be introduced to this Victorian photographic methods that creates gorgeous blue prints. Using her own pressed flower collection or the flowers you picked, Daisy will talk about the history of cyanotype, how to make the perfect print and be there to guide you. 

 

Who is Daisy Bow? 

Daisy Bow is a crafter, plant enthusiast and content creator who is currently doing her PhD at the Kington School of Art on the Craft of Content Creation. She makes social media posts about her varied creative practice and has a passion for widening participation, accessibility and promoting creativity. She fosters an Instagram community of 67k and TikTok community of 140k - so take a look at her work to see what to expect @daisybow_craft

 

What will I make? 

All materials provided, you’ll print 4 x A6 (postcard) sized paper and 2 x A5

sized paper, with optional add ons such as A4 or tote bags, plus you'll get to pick your own bucket of flowers.

 

Location / Parking: 

Address: Hook Heath Flower Farm, Hook Heath Rd, Woking GU22 0QF

On-site parking is available on the grass field only. In the event that the field is too wet, regrettably, the nearest parking is a 5-minute walk away.

 

Accessibility: 

For those with limited mobility please contact Jade at hello@hookheathflowers.co.uk before booking so that we make accommodations.

 

Cancellations policy: 

We have a strict no-refund policy on workshops. This includes cancellations due to illness, personal or professional reasons. At our discretion and if circumstances allow, we may be able to offer participants transferral to an alternative event. 

 

We reserve the right to amend or cancel events or classes and will endeavour to provide participants with as much notice as possible should this occur. We are not liable for any losses (including but not limited to travel and accommodation arrangements) that could arise as a result of  event or class being cancelled. In the unlikely event of an event or class being cancelled, particpants will be given the option of a full refund or the transferral of their place to an alternative date.

  • What to expect

    The workshops provide a safe place where you can slow down, meet new people, and learn this magical process. You'll leave with a renewed awe for nature and rediscover the awe-inspiring beauty that surrounds us. Through the cyanotype process, you'll observe nature in a whole new light, fostering a profound connection with the environment.

    The workshops are designed to cater to all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned artists. Daisy will guide you through the entire process, ensuring you feel confident and inspired every step of the way. 

    Our cyanotype workshop covers a range of topics, including:

    • Introduction to Cyanotype: Learn about the history and science behind cyanotypes.
    • Introduction to plants for printing: Taking inspiration from Robin Wall Kimmerer, we share our everyday lives with incredible plant beings and cyanotype can help us to build a stronger relationship with nature.
    • Materials and Equipment: Discover the materials needed and how to set up your workspace. Materials will be provided but do bring items to print if you wish.
    • Creating Cyanotypes: Using a vast pressed flower collection, explore various methods of arranging objects and negatives to create unique designs.
    • Exposure and Development: Learn how to expose your prints and develop them to achieve the desired effect.
  • What should I bring to the workshop?

    All necessary materials and equipment will be provided. Just bring your creativity and enthusiasm! You may also want to bring along some objects or negatives you'd like to use in your cyanotype creations. Good things to print: feathers, jewellery, photo negatives, lace, stencils. Please also bring a vase or bucket with you to take your fresh flowers home in. 

  • Can I bring children and dogs with me?

    Unfortunately not. This is a human and adult only workshop! 

  • Do I take my cyanotypes home?

    Yes, you'll be able to take your cyanotype prints home on the same day. 

£65.00Price
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