Leaf Prints and Plant Dyes on Paper
With Sally Blake
10am-2pm Saturday 22 May 2021 or
10am-2pm Sunday 23 May 2021 *SOLD OUT
$95 per person
Includes all materials. Participants should bring their own drinks and a packed lunch. They are welcome to bring in non-toxic leaves and plant materials to print and dye with, if desired.
Learn how to make leaf prints on watercolour paper by steaming or boiling, using a range of different leaves readily available in Canberra. We will also learn how to use plant-dyes as inks and washes for drawing on paper. At the completion of the workshop, you will have the skills to continue learning and experimenting at home. This workshop is suitable for all skill levels, and beginners in particular.
About Sally Blake
Sally Blake is a Canberra-based visual artist working across textiles, drawing and sculpture. Through her practice, she visualises the complex patterning and connections between the human and natural worlds. Sally is particularly interested in cycles of death, renewal and regeneration as well as finding the points where transformations may take place. Her previous careers as a paediatric nurse and midwife deepened her understanding of birth and death cycles.
Sally has held solo exhibitions throughout Australia and has participated in group shows in Australia and internationally. She has been a finalist in many significant art prizes including the Blake Prize, the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize and the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. She won the Jan Brown Drawing Prize in 2012. She has been supported in her eucalyptus-dye research and investigations of place with funding grants from The Australia Council and ArtsACT. She was awarded her PhD from ANU School of Art and Design in 2015. Sally’s work is held by the Canberra Museum and Gallery, Australian National University, Australian National Botanical Gardens, the ACT Legislative Assembly, Tamworth Regional Art Gallery and numerous private collections in Australia and overseas.
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