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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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Pressed Flower Art

Saturday, August 7, 2021
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$70 Museum Members, $80 non-members (includes all materials)

AUGUST 7—Saturday, 1–5pm
Registration deadline: July 30

In this small-group/in-person workshop, 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.

A longtime art museum educator, instructor Susan McChesney has spent her adult life sharing the joys of creating with all ages and abilities. Interested especially in drawing, she has moved from city to seacoast to mountains to broaden her perspectives and experiences, drawing and introducing students to successful experiences creating. She earned an undergraduate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and a graduate degree in education.

Plant material provided by Good Fight Flowers.

Please note:

  • This Adult Studio is held indoors in the Museum’s John & Robyn Horn Education Center.
  • Space is limited to small groups of up to 12 students; face coverings and social distancing are required.

Adult Studio

Local and visiting artists help students of all levels and abilities develop skills in media that reflect techniques and themes featured in the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions. Classes are designed for anyone interested in exploring specific media in depth or introduce new media and processes.

Refund policy for Adult Studio: Unless otherwise noted, refunds for ticketed/paid adult programs will be made if a request is submitted in writing at least two weeks before the scheduled program. The full cost of the ticket/registration, minus any credit card or other processing fees, will be issued via check within 30 days following the written request.

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