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Make your own laser cut flower press (12-15 years)

Where
Darling Square Library
Darling Square Library
Levels 1 and 2, The Exchange, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2000
When

Friday 20 January 2023 from 10:30am to 1:30pm

In this hands-on experience, you’ll personalise your own laser-cut flower press. Using Adobe Illustrator you'll create a design which will be etched onto the front of your press.  

You’ll then use pressed plants to create printed artworks and cards.

Botanists press plants to preserve specimens collected in field studies. Engaging in plant collecting will increase your appreciation of local plant diversity and create unique material for botanical crafting. Sydney City Farm will introduce you to a range of flowers and plants that look amazing when dried and pressed.

You will learn

  • Guide to farm flowers and plants

  • Adobe, Photoshop and Illustrator introduction

  • Laser cutting introduction

  • Craft and art using pressed plants

What you will get

  • Your own personalised flower press

  • Pressed plant artworks

What to bring

  • Each participant will need to bring a USB to save all your images.

We think carefully about the suggested age range for our activities and this workshop is only appropriate for children over the age of 12 years.

A parental permission note is required to attend this workshop.

Bookings are essential as places are limited to 10 children a session.

Bio

Jen Beer is the Sydney City Farm learning facilitator. She loves sharing the hidden nature of the farm with children and city dwellers.

Jen will be joined by experienced makerspace facilitators.

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City of Sydney

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