Join artist and Marine Biologist Nicola Thomas as she takes a Victorian Era pastime and transforms it into an immersive art experience. During the workshop you will learn how to prepare and identify seaweed specimens and create your own framed seaweed art to take home.
Two workshop dates are available:
- Workshop 1 – Sunday 15 January 2023, 10am – 12pm
- Workshop 2 – Saturday 21 January 2023, 10am – 12pm
This two-hour creative workshop highlights the diverse and unique marine flora of our South Coast region, featuring hands on techniques developed centuries ago. Connect with the exquisite natural beauty of local seaweed and learn how to collect, prepare and display specimens, with the guidance of artist and Marine Biologist Nicola Thomas.
The workshop will commence with a guided beach walk, where you learn how to find, identify and sustainably gather local seaweeds (weather permitting).
Moving back to the workspace, Nicola will run through the equipment and supplies used to press seaweed. Together you will walk through how to press specimens, before trying the process out yourself with your personal seaweed press to create your own pressed seaweed frame.
All material are provided, plus you will receive your own seaweed press to take home to continue your new skills.
No previous experience is required, and this workshop is suitable for ages 14 years and over.
Bookings are essential as space is limited