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Victorian Pressed Flowers

Victorian Pressed Flowers


Saturday, February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1431 Waverley Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States

Explore the popular mid-19th Century pastime of creating an Herbarium, a collection of dried flora assembled for decorative purposes or as a garden record. Learn best practices and techniques for working with delicate pressed flowers. In this special two-hour workshop, you will create your own imaginative floral compositions mounted on paper. Your final results will be suitable for framing or stationery. Instruction will include the fabrication of a simple wood flower press to preserve specimens from your own home garden.

Ideal for Ages: 13 years old and up; beginners welcomed (no prior experience necessary). All class materials included. Each student will leave the workshop with a materials kit to recreate the fun at home: a selection of dried and pressed flowers, paper, adhesive, assembly tools, pre-cut wood, paper, cardboard and hardware to assemble a small-scale flower press.


$88 Members (enter code IRIS at checkout)/ $110 Non-members

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Terms & Conditions

All sales final. No refunds. Class may be canceled if a minimum enrollment of 8 students is not met. Registration lists are checked with member lists. You may be asked to confirm your membership in a follow up email.

Instructor Bio

Sonoma-based artist and educator Robert Mahar specializes in thoughtfully-researched, hands-on projects steeped in historical craft traditions. He is a proud contestant and alumni — and subsequent associate producer — on NBC’s crafting competition show “Making It with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman.” With an education in studio arts and art history, Robert has worked in a variety of creative fields, including 13 years as an appraiser of modern and contemporary art. Learn more about Robert, explore his video tutorial archive and shop his collection of curious embroidery samplers at robert-mahar.com.