Evening Classes Spring 2024
Relax, with the Mindful Art of Paper Flowers
THE RESTORATIVE POWER OF BEING IN THE MOMENT
At the end of another busy day, sometimes you just want to switch off and get away from it all.
How about some me time?
Paper flower evening classes offer the perfect escape. Switch off from the stresses of daily life and the demands of your family. Make flowers, and make new friends. Immerse yourself in the creative world of paper flower making! Whether you are drawn to form, colour or movement, the art of paper flowers offers the gentle solace of a truly mindful craft. Spend an evening a week creating plants and flowers using nothing but paper, wire and glue and experience the most satisfying creative pastime you can imagine.
You don't even need to be creative! All the inspiration you could ever need to enjoy the art of paper flowers is all around you.
Tuesday Beginner Classes start on 23rd January 2024 7 - 9pm
Thursday Advanced Classes start on 1st February 2024, 7 - 9pm
at Studio 3, 3 Wood Street, Hoylake Wirral CH47 2DU
With a single roll of crepe paper, wire and glue, you can soon learn how to create any flower. You will learn:
Cutting and shaping techniques to create an array of different flower and petal shapes
How to create detailed and life like flower centres
All about different leaf shapes and my methods of creating them
A range of colouring methods for crepe paper to create natural looking flowers
How to dissect a flower to create your own pattern
In nature, inspiration is everywhere.
Beginner Classes start on Tuesday, 223rd January 2024, 7 - 9pm at Studio 3, 3 Wood Street, Hoylake Wirral CH47 2DU for 8 weeks with a break for half term on 20th February
***One place remaining*** Advanced Classes start on Thursday, 1st February 2024, 7 - 9pm at Studio 3, 3 Wood Street, Hoylake Wirral CH47 2DU for 8 weeks with a break for half term on 22nd February
What they say:
"I made this paper peony at a workshop today. Over 4 hours of fun and all of us finished with beautiful flowers. Ling is a brilliant teacher who is patient and takes you throughout each step very clearly. This is the second workshop I have done and can’t wait for the next one. I totally recommend this as a way of spending time." Gill
"Wonderful artist running workshops constructing paper flowers. Ling is an incredible artist and fantastic tutor, generous with her expertise and time. Workshops are always small groups and provide lots of fun as well as beautiful completed flowers." Kate
Your tutor is Ling Warlow, the founder of Paper by Dragonfly, whose work has been featured on ITV, and has been exhibited at The Design Museum in Kensington, London.
"My life's mission is to encourage everyone to look more closely at the beautiful wildflowers which grow in our hedgerows, waysides, woods, parks and meadows. Maybe I was inspired by a childhood reading Flower Fairy books, now, though, I feel an urgency to encourage everyone to look, look closely. To fall in love with the wonder of nature, connect with the natural environment....and I do this through paper flowers!"
Ling has been funded by The Arts Council England to develop her practice and has worked in schools across Merseyside teaching children about art and nature. Her works are sought after by commission and she runs popular workshops sharing her skills and enthusiasm with others.
Committed to building a sustainable creative practice, Ling has a particular interest in wildflowers and can often be found dyeing her own papers with vegetables and foraged materials from the plant kingdom.