Workshops at Botany

At Botany we believe in sharing knowledge and continual learning thats why we run creative workshops all year round, every workshop is run by a talented and experienced artist, maker or practitioner. From natural dying to ceramic making, natural skincare to weaving and botanical drawing to working with flowers we want for everyone who attends our workshops to be a part of our community, learn new skills and take away something special. We run workshops for individuals, groups and businesses, for more information about our workshops please email info@botanyshop.co.uk.

 
 

Happy Houseplants

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The Happy Houseplants workshop aims to give an education in houseplants. With so much contradictory information coming from everywhere it can get a bit confusing figuring out what you plants need to thrive (and how to share them)!

 Join us at the shop to get a thorough lesson in houseplant care with a small group of plant enthusiasts.

We'll cover the history of houseplants, what will thrive best in which situations and what might be going wrong with your plants. Learn about different light and water requirements, how and when to pot on and finally we will then guide you through how to propagate different sorts of plants. This is the perfect opportunity to gain a bit of confidence and knowledge with your indoor plants.

You'll get to take away a collection of different plant cuttings to grow for yourself.


Dates:

September Sunday 30th 10am - 11.30am

Natural Dye  Workshop with Christine Lewis

Join Christine Lewis for an introduction to the world of natural dyeing.

Learn about the history of natural dying, how to extract pigment from nature and the how to create your own dye vats at home. Using fresh and dried flowers, herbs and kitchen waste you'll be able create your own colour palette swatches and dye your own tote bag.

Wednesday 4th July 7.00pm - 9.15pm * SOLD OUT*
Thursday 18th October 7.00pm - 9.30pm

Please email info@botanyshop.co.uk if you would like to put your name down for Christine's next natural dying workshop.

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Photography workshop with Carolyn Carter - Level 1

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How to get the most out of your digital camera and take better pictures with photographer Carolyn Carter (she shot our clothing lookbook!)

The workshop will cover the basics of photography and help you understand your camera better. Carolyn will teach you how to use natural light, frame your subject and how to take better portraits then you'll have the chance to practice your new found skills.

Sunday 7th October 10.00am - 12.30pm

Classes are limited to 8 spaces so please be quick if you would like to book.

This workshop is suitable for both DSLR & Bridge cameras.

After the workshop you will be able to join the private Facebook group for continued support, inspiration and networking.

 

Ink & Draw: Botanical Drawing  with Laxmi Hussain

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Spend an relaxing evening with Laxmi at our shop where she will teach the techniques to draw using pen and ink.

Laxmi will go through various warm-up techniques in pen and charcoal and guide you in using inks with a brush which she practices in her own work. The workshop will be focusing on botanical drawing with some inspiration from her work on the body to allow you to add human gestures if you wish.

You do not need to have any experience to join, all welcome to participate. Each participant will receive their won drawing kit.

Ink & Draw will began again monthly from September, please join our mailing list for new date announcements.

Upcoming Workshops to look out for...


New opportunities arise all the time and we have some exciting new workshops & plant events lined up for this year that are yet to be announced.
Please join our mailing list to find out more about our upcoming workshops, we always let you guys know first!!

Previous workshops...

       Hand Tied Bouquet workshop

      Hand Tied Bouquet workshop

      Wild Flower Summer Workshop

     Wild Flower Summer Workshop

         Introduction to Aromatherapy

        Introduction to Aromatherapy

     An Education in Natural Beauty

    An Education in Natural Beauty