• Botanical Paper Cutting Workshop - Charity Fundraiser

  • Thu, 23-05-2019 at 11:00
  • Emmaus Brighton
    Drove Road Portslade
    BN41 2PA Brighton
Botanical Paper Cutting Workshop - Charity Fundraiser - Emmaus Brighton - Brighton

Join artist Silvina De Vita in The Greenhouse at Emmaus Brighton for a botanical paper cutting workshop to raise money to help people move on from homelessness. Silvina has been a paper artist for 8 years, she has been published in several books about Paper Cutting and did several paper illustrations for publications. She is an illustrator and graphic designer, paper cutter and very experienced teacher, excited to pass on these skills to other makers.Come and find out about the techniques she uses to create her pieces, and then create your own! We will use a variety of materials to create miniature plants modelled on a selection in the Emmaus Greenhouse, or from your own favourites, and you will produce an original piece to take home with you.This workshop is ideal for beginners who are interested in learning the basics of Paper Cutting. Paper Cutting is a fast growing trend and a great way of creating designs to brighten up your home, create decorations for special occasions such as Christmas and Weddings, or make personal gifts for friends and family. The session will be held in the Greenhouse - the beautiful conservatory at the back of the secondhand superstore. The conservatory will be closed to the public for the afternoon so you'll be able to enjoy the space without any distractions. During a break half way through the workshop we will enjoy some tea and toasted cakes from the Emmaus Café Revive. All materials will be provided. Classes are limited to 10 spaces in total so please be quick if you would like to book. Ticket price includes:- 3 hours of teaching from Artist Silvina De Vita to make your own piece of botanical artwork- All materials- Tea and toasted teacakes (please inform us of any dietary requirements in advance)- A frame for your work- A plant lovingly propagated by the Emmaus team in their onsite polytunnel.(The ticket is discounted due to the charitable nature of this event, normally £40)Emmaus is a charity helping people move on from homelessness by providing them with a home and meaningful work in a supportive, family environment. The Emmaus Brighton community is home to 47 people, known as companions, and each individual contributes by working to the best of their ability in one of the social enterprises or in another role within the community. The Greenhouse is a magical place which sells plants alongside second hand and handmade gardening goods, most of which are donated by members of the public.For more information please email silvina.design@gmail.comVisit Silvina's website www.silvinadevita.com & follow ontwitter: @silvina_dv/ FB: @silvinadevita / Instagram: @mypapercutforest @emmausbrightonComments of previous students about this workshop"Humour, freedom to be creative but with good templates to start from /customise. Relaxed, fun, great biscuits!""Very relaxing, yet creatively challenging""Silvina was lovely, very patient. Well organised""Everything was so smooth and gentle, it was very relaxing.""Really welcoming, relaxed and friendly. Great fun""Friendly and inspiring teacher with a good range of equipment and materials. A lovely project, much more that I thought we'd be able to achieve.""The actual project, very sophisticated yet achievable.""It was great, really relaxing and friendly atmosphere. Gave me lots of confidence to try at home."FAQsAre there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the workshop?This workshop is only for people 16 years and over. There is no need to present ID on arrival. Can I bring my children to the event?Sorry, as we'll be working with sharp knives I cannot allow children' under 16 to attend. Is there a minimum number to run the course?Yes, 4 people.What can/can't I bring to the event?All materials will be provided. Tea/coffee and cake will be provided. Because we need cake to work!Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?Email me using the 'Contact Event Organiser' button or emailing silvina.design@gmail.com What is the refund policy?Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before your event start date.Is my registration/ticket transferrable?Yes. If you're unable to attend you can transfer your ticket to someone else without incurring additional charges. You can log in to your Eventbrite account to update the name on the registration. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?No, just turn up and say your name.