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Botanical Drawing, Folklore and Storytelling Workshop

Tutors: Lucy Finchett Maddock, Mothiur Rahman & Helen Manson

Evolution Arts in Association with the LORE School

Location: Hearts and Flowers, Stanmer Organics, Stanmer Park Brighton

Next date: Tuesday 13 July 5.30pm - 8.30pm

This botanical drawing workshop offers the opportunity to scientifically render a range of flora found within the magical plot of Hearts and Flowers, Stanmer Park; whilst also learning a little bit about the folklore and local stories that each flower represents.

The chosen flower for this evening is the humble ‘cornflower’ (Centaurea cyanus).

In this series of drawing ‘sits’ you will learn the botany of the cornflower, pick the flower that you are going to draw, observe and render the cornflower, learn of its folklore and healing properties, narrated through storytelling whilst you sketch away.

We will close the workshop with an opportunity to pick a bunch to take home. (+£10 bunch of pick your own organic flowers, pay on the day).

Materials List

The following materials will be made available to participants, although please do bring along your own if you prefer:

Graphite pencils, Charcoal, Sharpener, Rubber & Paper

A 10% discount is available at Clarkes Stationers, Bond Street, who sell a good range of artist’s materials, if you wish to buy your own– tell them you are doing a course with Evolution and take a printout of your emailed confirmation.

About the Tutors

Lucy Finchett-Maddock is an artist, educator and founder of The LORE School with a passion for teaching with over fifteen years of experience facilitating classes to various ages.

Mothiur Rahman is also a lead in The LORE School, a lawyer, activist and storyteller who has a passion for the environment and its folklore of varying traditions.

Helen Manson - Helen is a garden designer with extensive experience in botany and is one of the co-founders of Hearts and Flowers.

Hearts and Flowers is an organic flower garden situated in the heart of beautiful Stanmer Organics, Stanmer Park, on the outskirts of Brighton. Hearts and Flowers runs activities and projects in Brighton and Hove focused on organic flower growing, promoting ethical floristry and horticulture, and horticulture projects for people and groups with barriers to accessing nature.  Find them at http://www.heartsandflowersbrighton.org

The LORE School is a law and arts education organisation that seeks to teach of the ecological origins of law by being with and observing natural processes, through creative practices.  Find them at http://www.theloreschool.org