Parlour Pastimes: Paper Flower Arranging with Alice Pattullo

Alice Pattullo at YSP

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16.09.17 / 10:00–16:00
Location: Hayloft Studio
Tickets £85.00
YSP Members £80.00

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Inspired by illustrator Alice Pattullo's YSP exhibition Of House and Home and her Parlour Pastimes series, produce a selection of cut and collaged paper flowers to be ‘arranged’ in a pre-printed paper vase provided by the artist. Alice will introduce different mark-making and print techniques which can be used to produce patterned and textured papers to collage together and work into to make your flowers.
Alice will provide a selection of reference material, to introduce different stylistic approaches to interpreting the flower, from images of patchwork quilts, old gardening books, Victorian scraps and botanical papercuts. You may want to look at the plants in the YSP grounds to work from, or bring your own flowers or images to inspire you.
Alice’s constant inspiration from the stories/ history behind topics could be taken heed of here by looking at the tradition of floriography which allocates a sentiment or meaning to each flower, so that a coded message could be sent with a bouquet in a time when a young woman couldn’t interact in the world without a chaperone.
No need for strong drawing skills - your flowers can be interpreted as literally or abstract as you like depending on your confidence. Pre-made templates can be used to draw around to apply your own decoration to.
  • Cancellations made within 60 days of the event are subject to cancellation fees – please see here for more details
  • This course is aimed at adults over 18 
  • Parking is included in price 
  • A hot buffet lunch is included and supplied by the YSP restaurant
  • Please wear clothing that can get dirty or bring your own apron