Botanical Plaster Casting with Poppy Oldham - Afternoon Workshop

During this workshop, you will explore the process involved in plaster casting, completing a clay mold, which will be used to reveal a plaster cast of flowers.

Spaces are limited due to social distancing so please book early to avoid disappointment. Participants will have their own socially distanced workstation. For our full visitor guidelines click here. If you have any further queries please email [email protected].

This method of nature painting will capture the texture, pattern and delicacy of flowers and plants. An adaption of a simple method of casting molds for ceramics will be explored and with guidance you will press and arrange flowers and foliage onto wet clay. The magical moment will occur when the plaster is set and the clay mold is lifted away to reveal the plants in their plaster incarnation.

This session is suitable for everyone. A selection of foliage will be supplied, however we recommend that you also bring some blooms and plants, which are personal to you. They can be wildflowers, leaves and grasses, lavender, Poppies, seedpods or anything that can be carefully selected and pressed into a 10x10 inch square.

Your tutor Poppy is an experienced educator who currently lives and works in North Yorkshire. She is a trained facilitator and not only teaches for the Adult Learning and Skills Service for NYCC but also enjoys sharing her multi-disciplinary practice across the region with local community groups, schools and galleries.

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