Plants and Herbs: “The Victorian Art of Pressed Flowers”
Deadline to Register: July 16th at 5:00 pm
Description: Remember pressing four-leaf clovers for luck when you were young? Or have you ever found a pressed flower tucked away in an old book? People have pressed flowers for many years — examples have been found in tombs dating back thousands of years. However the art of pressing flowers and using them in art really became fashionable during the Victorian era. Join us and learn not only the history of pressed flowers and how to press them, but also how to use them to create and/or enhance a variety of items: bookmarks, pictures for framing, greeting cards, and the list goes on.
Instructor: Brenda Tapp was an educator in Georgia for over 30 years before retiring and moving to Alabama. Although she began as a high school math teacher, her experience included educational television, vocational education, staff development, and instructional technology. Soon after moving to Alabama, she discovered the Master Gardener Program and the Huntsville Herb Society and has been active with both associations since early 1998. She has conducted a variety of workshops and has served as newsletter editor for both groups. She holds a Master Gardener Lifetime membership for receiving the Mary Lou McNabb MG of the Year Award as well as for volunteering over 10,000 hours.
Supplies and Attire: All materials and equipment are provided. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes. Clothing should be comfortable.
Time: Saturday, July 23rd (9:00am – 12:00pm)
Supply Fee: $30.00
Important Information: Registering for a workshop indicates that the student is 19 years of age or older and understands that photographs/video may be taken during the event and their image may be used on Burritt on the Mountain’s website and social media outlets or other promotional materials. Registration also indicates that the student releases Burritt on the Mountain and the City of Huntsville, all their directors, employees, volunteers, and any persons associated with Burritt on the Mountain, from any liability for any bodily injury and/or property damage suffered by the attendee as a result of actives during the educational program.
Cancellation Policy: Our workshops take a great deal of advance planning and purchasing of supplies. Students that cancel 14 days or more prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a refund, minus a $20.00 cancellation fee. If a student cancels 14 days or less prior to the date of the class, no refund can be issued.