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Make your own laser cut flower press 9-12yrs

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

Wednesday 24 April from 1:30pm to 4:30pm


Concession: $33Full price: $40

Join Sydney City Farm in the Makerspace to learn about plants and get creative.

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. We will then cut your design on plywood using our state-of-the-art laser cutter and assemble it in the workshop.

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.

Discover flowers and plants from City Farm which look amazing when dried and pressed. You can use your pressed plants to create arts, crafts, journalling or scrapbooking.

Sydney City Farm is located in Sydney Park at St Peters, where volunteers work with nature to grow food amongst the flowers.

Please note: This workshop is led by experienced facilitators in the Darling Square Library Makerspace.

What you’ll learn:

  • Guide to flowers and plants that you will find at City Farm

  • Adobe Illustrator introduction

  • Laser cutting introduction

  • Craft and art using pressed plants

What you’ll take home:

  • Your own personalised flower press

  • 1 pressed plant artwork


  • Cost: $40.00 full price / $33.00 concession

  • Small class size – bookings are essential as places are limited to 10 participants per session.

  • Suitable for: ages 9-12 years

  • Experience level: beginner workshop with no required knowledge

  • Wear: enclosed shoes and no loose-fitting clothing or jewellery

We think carefully about the suggested age range for our activities and this workshop is only appropriate for children over the age of 9 years.

More information

Eligibility for concession price: the ticket purchaser must hold a valid NSW pensioner, senior or full-time student card. Valid proof of concession to be shown in advance or in person at the workshop. If valid proof of concession is not provided, the full rate will be required to be paid.

Bookings can be cancelled up to 7 days before the date of the workshop. Cancellations made within 7 days of the course starting will not be refunded. See terms and conditions.

We aim to deliver inclusive and accessible events. If you have any particular access or communication needs please contact Christie Torrington, Makerspace Programs Coordinator on 02 9265 9333 or

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