14/05 2023 1:00am
Wildflowers on Easdale has been designed as an immersive experience for participants and a wonderful opportunity to work with paper botanist Ling Warlow.
Over the duration of the two-day course, you will spend time exploring Easdale island for inspiration and Ling will guide you as we look closely at the spring flowers and learn how to deconstruct the flower and recreate it using paper and mixed media. Paper flowers are a wonderfully mindful art form. You will emerge with new skills and a new way of looking at flowers!
If possible participants should bring a magnifying glass/lupe and their favourite pair of crafting scissors but it’s not essential as all materials will be provided and tools will be available. Sturdy shoes are recommended, although we will not be walking great distances. We will venture out round the island – which takes around 25 minutes to walk around – so clothes for different weather are recommended. We will, however, be making the work inside. At the end of the course, participants will come away with a good understanding of Ling’s methods of working with crepe paper to create artistic interpretations of wild flowers, and will make several flowers of their own, inspired by flowers spotted on the island.