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. For more information about our workshops please email info@botanyshop.co.uk.

 
 

Ink & Draw with Laxmi Hussain

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Spend an evening drawing at the shop with Laxmi Hussain of THISLAKSHMI.

We will be using inks with a brush and various warm-up techniques in pen and charcoal which Laxmi have adopted over time. The workshop will be focusing on botanical drawing with some inspiration from her own 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.


Thursday 12th April  7pm - 9pm *SOLD OUT
Thursday 26th April  7pm - 9pm *SOLD OUT
Wednesday 9th May 7pm - 9pm  
Thursday 24th May 7pm - 9pm

Happy Houseplants

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The Happy Houseplants workshop aims to give an education in common houseplants.

We'll cover the history of houseplants, what will thrive best in which situations and why some houseplants you are trying to get your hands on are just not that easy to find. 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.

Dates:

May Thursday 10th 7pm - 8.30pm
June Sunday 24th 10am - 11.30am
July Sunday 29th 10am - 11.30am
August Sunday 26th 10am - 11.30am
September Sunday 30th 10am - 11.30am
 

Photography Workshop Level 1 with Carolyn Carter
 

Learn how to get the most out of your digital camera and take better pictures with photographer Carolyn Carter.

The workshop will include:
- The basics of photography.
- Understanding your camera better; Apertures, Shutter Speed, ISO and other camera modes.
- How to use natural light for better pictures
- Composition and how to best frame your subject
- How to take better portraits
- A chance to practice your new found skills. 

Saturday 30th June 5.00pm - 7.30pm

An introduction to the art of aromatherapy

with julia lawless

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Join industry expert and renowned author Julia Lawless from Aqua Oleum to learn all about the art of aromatherapy.

The workshop will cover the history of Aromatherapy, what are essential oils, how to use them at home and the Julia will teach you the  beneifits of blending oil and will guide you in making your own individual body oil to take home.

Date tbc

 

* Please email info@botanyshop.co.uk to register interest and be the first to find out when booking opens.

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
 

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AN EDUCATION IN NATURAL BEAUTY WORKSHOp with liha beauty

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In this workshop participants will learn about how African Shea Butter is made, how essential oils can be used to naturally improve or reduce skin conditions like dryness and sensitivity, and how to prepare their own 100% natural plant based body butter.  

Liha Beauty will be on hand to answer any questions, and to provide an introduction and education to making your own botanical beauty creations at home.

Sunday 8th July 10am - 11.30am

Ceramic Planter Workshop with Andrea Roman

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Come and join us for a relaxing clay pinching session at the shop. Make your own collection of 2-3 pinched naked clay planters, AR ceramics + Botany style. Learn the basics of clay through the meditative technique of pot pinching, Andrea will carefully prepare and share with us her own favourite texturised stoneware mixes for you to make your own pieces.

Refreshments, tools and all materials will be provided.

Sunday 6th May 10am - 12.00pm *SOLD OUT

Summer & Autumn dates will be announced shortly.
* Please email info@botanyshop.co.uk to be the first to find out when booking opens.

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