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NOURISHING THE SELF SERIES:

Embodied Rituals through the Five Senses

Monthly experiential workshops where we dive into  rituals for beauty and self caring.  Join us in the studio as we explore plant based skin and body care, Ayurvedic daily practices, gua sha, facial reflexology and aromatic medicine.  We will sip on tea, smell beautiful aromatic products and reset our nervous systems.

 

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Fruit Branch

 

IN THE STILLROOM SERIES:

 

Seasonal Folk Herbalism + Building a Home Apothecary

Over the year, through the seasons, we will meet one or two herbs each month, building our relationship with the green allies, learning about the best practices for cultivation, harvesting and preparing medicine for ourselves and our families. We will be drawing on the concept of the stillroom where household medicines, aromatics, syrups, sauces and incense were traditionally made. Join us as we create our own stillroom recipe book and we infuse, macerate, tincture, ferment and distill all kinds of herbal treasures!

PAST CLASSES
 

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JULY 5, 2023

C Y A N O T Y P E

P R I N T M A K I N G

Presented by the Natural History

Museum of Utah and Craft Lake City

 

Utilizing found objects, pressed botanicals and other texturally interesting items, this workshop will provide a solid introduction to the history and technique of the cyanotype process.  Join us as we create 4-5 one-of-a-kind prints on paper using the traditional 19th century cyanotype method as well as the exciting and unpredictable “wet cyanotype” process. We will also be applying the skills we’ve acquired to design and print a beautiful canvas zipper pouch. Finally, you will take home several prepared papers, allowing you to produce more unique prints with plants and found objects you gather on your own.

 

 

 

JULY 5, 2023

6-8 PM 

S  O  L  D   O  U  T 

$40 

($36 for Members of Museum)

In-person/ Natural History Museum Community Room 

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JULY 29 +
AUG 5,  2023

THE ART + SCIENCE 

OF NATURAL  DYEING: FOUNDATIONS 101 

Presented by Temple O Flora + Flora Plant Studio School

 

During this two day workshop, we will begin to explore the basics of natural dyeing.  In session one, we discuss types of natural fibers, materials and equipment needed, and safety guidelines while working with natural dye materials.  We will then dive into  best practices for preparing various fibers for successful dyeing, and spend hands on time scouring and mordanting samples, using multiple methods, to be dyed in session two.

During our second day of workshop, we will begin learning about several dye materials and prepare immersion dye baths with them. We will create multiple samples, experimenting with concentrations of dye material, assists, modifiers and exhaust baths. You will leave with solid foundational skills and lots of samples to take home. 

JULY 29 + AUG 5, 2023

12-4 PM

$175 Early Bird (before July 9)

$200 after July 9

S O L D  O U T 

This class is a small in-person class limited to 8 people. To register, click the link to email us, and we will reply with instructions for registration.  

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AUG 26, 2023

AN INTRODUCTION TO BOTANICAL PRINTING ON SILK

Presented by Temple O Flora + Flora Plant Studio School

 

A hands on introduction to printing on silk with botanicals. We will utilize fresh leaves and flowers, as well as dye extracts and dried dye plants to print a one of a kind silk bandana or scarf (your choice). 

Learn how to get great results on silk! We will be covering fiber preparation, plant selection, bundling, processing and finishing the piece. If you are interested in making more than one item, you can do so for an additional supply fee. 

AUG 26, 2023

12-4 PM

$90 Early Bird (before Aug 5)

$105 after Aug 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This class is a small in-person class limited to 8 people. To register, click the link to email us, and we will reply with instructions for registration. 

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PAST CLASS
Utah Museum of Natural History + Craft Lake City Presents: 
Botanical Prints on Paper w/ Gold Leaf Embellishing

PAST CLASS FROM 9/18/2021

Learn to make botanical prints on pre-mordanted cotton paper. Part art, part science, part mystery, we will coax beautiful color and print from locally sourced leaves.  As our first bundles process, I will walk you through the steps of preparing/mordanting your own paper, allowing you to create a second bundle later. We will discuss which leaves and flowers will give you dependable results. After we unveil our bundles and see what the plants have expressed during their alchemical journey, we will learn about the history of gold beating and the origins of alchemy in Alexandria, Egypt. Finally, we will add gold leaf embellishments to complete our prints. 

10 am - 1 pm  ONLINE - for local residents only

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PAST CLASS
Utah Museum of Natural History + Craft Lake City Presents: Smell like an Egyptian: History, Reconstruction, and Reimagining an Ancient Incense Recipe

PAST CLASS FROM 11/3/2021

Kyphi is an ancient Egyptian incense/perfume.  Discover the rich history and significance of this aromatic offering in the lives of the Egyptian people, the most scent oriented culture on earth. We will examine and compare several versions of a hieroglyphic recipe for kyphi found within the temple walls and learn about many of the raw materials used through the kingdoms. Finally, we will construct our own version of a kyphi formula, utilizing traditional materials as well as some bioregional ingredients wildcrafted and grown here in Utah. 

6-8 pm ONLINE - for local residents

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