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Durham City in Blossom 2024: Nature printing workshop

Use natural materials to create unique artwork in a session led by RT Projects.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

‘Nature printing’ is an ancient printmaking technique used to create life-sized, detailed images of natural objects such as plants on paper, fabric or other surfaces.

In this workshop you'll use natural materials such as leaves, flowers, feathers, petals to produce monochrome artwork to take away. All you'll need will be provided.

The workshop invites you to cultivate curiosity and simply take notice of the plants you see every day.

Printmaking works well in any season, since each time of year offers a new variety of patterns and forms in the plant world to print. Also, experimenting with different printmaking techniques and styles will allow you to create infinite images with a single leaf. You can use techniques learnt in this session to continue your nature printing adventure and see where your imagination takes you.

This event is free, but places are limited so booking is essential.

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The basics

Booking details

Call alice.hanby@nationaltrust.org.uk Book via email to: alice.hanby@nationaltrust.org.uk

Suitability

Suitable for 18+

Meeting point

Meet at the admissions hut at the entrance.

What to bring and wear

All materials are provided.

Accessibility

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About RT Projects "Our goal is to help people who are enduring poor mental health to live a full life. We work alongside people affected by depression, anxiety and those at risk of suicide. We enable people to develop emotional resilience and coping strategies and, when ready, to embark upon a personal journey towards recovery. We achieve our aims by providing group art therapy sessions and one to one support at our ‘Open Art Surgery’ in Gilesgate, Durham. We provide people with the opportunity for creative expression and to be part of a safe, supportive community."

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