Botanical Plaster Casting Workshop

10:30am - 4pm

  • Venue Attenborough Arts Centre
  • Price £50 / £40
  • Event type Creative Courses
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Use plaster casts to capture the incredibly fragile and delicate details found in nature in this new one-day workshop.

Explore the process involved in plaster casting and make two casts of your own during the six-hour workshop.

We will cover rolling out the clay, designing and arranging the flowers and creating your own mould for the casting process.

No previous experience is required.

There will be flowers and foliage for you to choose from or you are welcome to bring small amounts of flowers/herbs/leaves/wildflowers/grasses of your choice if you prefer.

Full-time potter Dee Barnes has taught pottery for over 40 years and produces her own distinct ceramics from her home studio in Grantham. She sells her work online, with several independent galleries, and at ceramics fairs up and down the country.

All materials will be provided. Please bring tweezers with you if you have some, and wear old clothes and/or bring an apron as plaster can get messy!

This one-day workshop will start at 10.30am and end at 4pm, with a 30-minute break for lunch. Our café will be open or you are welcome to bring your own packed lunch.

Recommended for ages 16+. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult at all times.

Further Information:

We aim to make all our sessions as accessible as possible and carers/PAs are very welcome – just remember to book their free place when you book your session. If you'd like to talk to us in advance of booking or attending your sessions to discuss your access needs, our Box Office team is here to help! Email, pop in or call 0116 252 2455, open 7 days a week.

We have four blue badge parking spaces outside Attenborough Arts Centre, plus double yellow line roadside parking very close to the building for blue badge holders for up to three hours if our parking spaces are occupied.

Free parking for all customers is available after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in the University of Leicester car park next door to Attenborough Arts Centre on Lancaster Road. The closest public car park for parking at all other times is Victoria Park, 5-10 minutes walk from us.

Please ensure that you agree to our updated Terms & Conditions before booking as courses/workshops are non-refundable in some circumstances.