Plants and Herbs: “Victorian Art of Pressed Flowers”
Deadline to Register: October 17th at 5:00pm
Description: Remember pressing four-leaf clovers 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 even been found in tombs dating back thousands of years. But the art of pressing flowers and using them in art really became fashionable during the Victorian period. 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, cards, gift boxes, pictures for framing, candles, 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, teacher education, staff development, and instructional technology. She was a co-founder of the Georgia Staff Development Council and the Georgia Educational Technology Conference. Received recognition in 1996 for Making It Happen In Educational Technology. Active volunteer with the American, Georgia and Atlanta Diabetes Associations and with the IRS VITA program. Soon after moving to Alabama, she discovered the Master Gardener Program and the Huntsville Herb Society and has been active with both groups since early 1998. She has conducted a variety of workshops and has served as newsletter editor for both. 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: Students should wear comfortable clothing. All other materials will be supplied.
Time: Saturday, October 24 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Supply Fee: $25.00
Important Information: Registering for a workshop indicates that the student is 19 years 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: Students that cancel 14 days prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a full refund. Students that cancel 7 days prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a 50% refund. If student cancels 6 days or less prior to the date of the class no refund will be issued.