£55 – £85

Nature Printing With Pia Östlund

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Broadway Studio and Gallery

2 The Arcade

Letchworth Garden City

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11am - 5pm

Nature printing is a wonderful way of representing plants, developed by physicians in the 15th century as an aid in their study of medicinal and useful plants. Join designer and printmaker Pia Östlund for a two-day workshop at Broadway Gallery to explore this captivating technique.

Day One begins with an illustrated talk on the history of nature printing, followed by a demonstration and printing session where you will learn how to take your own impressions using fresh plants and oil-based inks on paper. Day Two gives participants the chance to further develop technique and ideas and make their own nature printed project, whether a series of patterns, a set of cards or creating a record of their own garden. The course will include a tour of the forthcoming Gallery exhibition Karl Blossfeldt - Art Forums in Nature and a visit to the nearby International Garden Cities Institute (weather permitting).

Suitable for all levels including complete beginners.

Tickets priced at £55 (Saturday only) and £85 (full weekend) are available to purchase from the Gallery Information Desk. All materials, lunch and refreshments will be provided for on the day.

BIOGRAPHY

Pia Östlund is a Swedish freelance designer and printmaker with a particular interest in the representation of nature through printing. She trained at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design and worked as a design consultant for Chelsea Physic Garden, London for fourteen years. She is currently working with Oxford Botanic Gardens on developing the interpretation scheme for their plant collection.

Pia has revived a lost nature printing technique from the mid 19th century, which offers a semi-three dimensional representation of plants. She recently completed an MA(Res) at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading specialising in nature printing. She is based at Arcane Studios, Hackney, East London.

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