Botanical Paints and Print Making with Raksha Patel for over 55s

Art in the Park 2015 is a programme of community engagement projects at our Barham Park Studios running from May until September, funded by Brent Ward Working fund to facilitate the development of links within the local community of Sudbury. 
From August to October 2015 artist Raksha Patel will be leading a series of art workshops for people over 55 exploring the following three themes:
1. Victorian plant symbolism - discover plant symbolism and explore the plants and trees present in the park. See if some species take us back to the time of Georgian plant hunters and create pseudo botanical watercolour paintings giving the plants human qualities and life.
2. Recreate the past using homemade plant paint - investigate old photographs of Barham Park and take a walk around the park documenting open vistas and pathways which indicate the
garden’s historical design. Re-paint over old images and create collages refelcting the heritage of the park.
3. Block printed wallpaper - the Victorians believed that flowers are symbolic and attached meaning to them. Explore what flowers and plants mean today, and find a plant or flower that reflects who you are. Work collaboratively to create prints of these flowers, incorporating them into a block printed wallpaper design.
Places are free, to register your interest please contact Isabella Niven by email iniven@acava.org or call 0208 960 5015.
Community Art Studio,
ACAVA Barham Park Studios,
Harrow Road
(formerly Barham Library)
Saturday mornings, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
August 22nd & 29th
September 12th, 19th & 26th
and October 3rd (as part of the inaugural Barham Park Open Studio Weekend)