Our workshops bring together a unique experience inspired by nature and the positive energy of the the beautiful island of Nisyros. Together with the artists behind the book Nature Journal, you will create and collect material to explore in different art and craft techniques inspired by the land and the season.
The workshops have been set up for beginners and art professionals to inspire, motivate and reconnect with nature. During the workshops we will introduce you to techniques which make use of the natural elements on the island. We will explore beaches, forage plants and respectfully gather materials for inspiration and use.
Nisyros is a small volcanic island in Greece, in the middle of the Dodecanese complex, it is said to have emerged after a series of successive eruptions. The island is renowned for its natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage.
For more information about how to get there and recommendations of where to stay, photos and previous participant reviews visit http://loveyoursketchbook.com/gaiaworkshops.html
Enjoy connecting with others and the elements to create a foundation of creative ideas to spring from. This course will deepen your connection to nature and encourage you to try out exciting methods to develop unique new works. Your Nature Journal book will be a useful resource to work in alongside further experiments on paper and fabric.
By the end of the course you will have gained confidence in creating colours from nature on fabric, learnt to prepare a light sensitive solution and how to apply it successfully to make cyanotype prints and deepened your knowledge of process and practice in seasonally connected activities.
Textile journalling, an exploration of art, textiles, science and design through the medium of cyanotype and natural dyeing
3 days immersed and connected to the stunning landscape and gardens of West Dean, Chichester PO18 0QZ
DATE: Thursday 7th October 2021
LOCATION: online via Zoom
TIMINGS: 10.30am – midday
PRICE: £45 per person
For more information and to book please visit
A chance to learn how to develop a unique blueprint and browntone postcard to record plant specimens from the South London Botanical Institute herbarium using a historical form of botanical photography.
11 – 2 pm
Sunday 11th June
The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
Tel: 020 8674 5787