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Susan McChesney, Flower 17.19, 2019, petals on paper, 7 × 5 inches. © Susan McChesney, image courtesy the Artist.

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Adult Studio: Pressed Flower Art

Sunday, October 23, 2022
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$65 workshop (includes all materials) Museum Members receive 10% discount with code MAKEART

Registration deadline: October 15th

Experience the art of Oshibana: creating art with pressed flowers and leaves. Discover techniques in pressing, un-pressing, storing, collaging, and sealing plant material. Explore perspective, value, and composition in the galleries, then return to the studio to make your own contemporary take on this historical art form.

After 24 years in the Education Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Susan McChesney traveled from city to country and sea to mountains, settling in WNC and pressing flowers to create artwork. Collaging the petals “like strokes of paint” in imagery evoking the local landscape, she also presses Special Occasion Bouquets on commission, true Heart work. Now represented at Flow Gallery in Marshall, she is exploring making larger scale work in the Japanese Oshibana tradition.

Please note:

  • This Adult Studio class is held indoors in the Museum’s John & Robyn Horn Education Center.
  • Space is limited to small groups of students.
  • Students follow the Museum’s temporary COVID-19 safety precautions; click here for more information.

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