Join artist Melanie King for a free online anthotype workshop on Thursday 19th of August. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about anthotype history and process, and potential ways to develop their new found skills in the future. During the workshop you will be guided through the process of creating anthotypes using spinach leaves, vodka and water to create a spinach paste, which will then be used to coat watercolour paper – the full materials list can be seen on the booking page. You’ll also find out more about how anthotypes were discovered and used through the centuries, and other plants that you can experiment with in the future. More information on Melanie’s work can be seen here.
This workshop is part of Tea by Post, a pilot seed-sharing project founded by artist Brenda Kearney in early 2021; in response to an initial call for participation, members of the public shared seeds for growing herbs for making tea. In return, they receive updates on research and growing in the form of small publications, and a special edition herbal tea at the end of the project. The tea serves as a portrait of all seeds shared. This initial run of the project is designed as an open research year, which is developing in response to interest and participation. This series of workshops is funded and made possible by Creative Ireland and Kildare Arts Services.
Places are limited and must be booked in advance. More workshop information and booking links can be seen here.