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.
Guide to farm flowers and plants
Adobe, Photoshop and Illustrator introduction
Laser cutting introduction
Craft and art using pressed plants
Your own personalised flower press
Pressed plant artworks
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.
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.