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Basic Botanical Pressing Techniques

A course by Happy Green Family
Graphic Designer and Botanical Artist. Bogota, Colombia.
Joined February 2018
, Graphic Designer and Botanical Artist

Learn how to preserve and press plants to create unique botanical art compositions

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (430)
  • 10594 students
Basic Botanical Pressing Techniques

Learn how to preserve and press plants to create unique botanical art compositions


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (430)
  • 10594 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 13 Lessons (1h 54m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever

Let yourself be seduced by the beauty and charm of botanical art by creating your own with Camila Hurtado. The Colombian artist is the founder of Happy Green Family, a botanical laboratory focused on stimulating creativity. There, she dedicates herself to researching plants, studying taxonomy, and exploring different techniques for pressing and preserving plants. All this with a common goal: to bring people closer to nature and help them experience its wonderful benefits.

In this course, Camila introduces you to the creative botanical universe by explaining herbaria and different styles of plant art. Learn and practice some different collection techniques, including pressing, preservation, and application. Finally, discover the tricks for achieving better final results before sharing your botanical works of art with the world.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Introduction to botany
  • U3
    U3. Pressing methods and Get to work!
  • U4
    U4. Let's reflect on Botanical Art
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Meet Camila and learn about her work at Happy Green Family, a botanical laboratory focused on creativity. Discover how it was founded and get to know some of her artistic influences.

Get a brief introduction to the world of botany. Learn about what a herbarium is, how it's made, and its importance in biology. Then, go through the different materials and tools that you are going to use in this course.

Discover the correct way to collect and preserve plants. Get to know the different pressing techniques and try it yourself. Then learn how to make your very own wooden press and review techniques to use for your final project.

Camila guides you through the principles of botanical composition. Learn the correct way to glue your pressed and preserved leaves, which will come in handy for creating page separators or framing bulky plants. Finally, see how to make paper frames for your work.

To finish the course, Camila shows you how to preserve and store your dried flowers. Close with some final tips on how to combine your knowledge of botany with creativity, including different styles and personal reflections.

What is this course's project?

This course has two final projects to teach different pressing techniques. The first is a series of three page separators made with flowers and leaves that have been pressed in books. The second project consists of practicing several techniques to make two pictures using plants of different thicknesses.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

No previous knowledge of botany is needed. This course is for anyone looking to explore their creativity, including artists, designers and entrepreneurs looking to acquire new skills and enrich their work.

What you need

Curiosity about the world of plants and a creative appetite for working with your hands.

Materials needed for this course mostly include plants, leaves, and flowers of different sizes, colors, and shapes. Other necessary materials include: a ruler, a pencil, scissors, different types of paper and mediums, magazines to cut, and some books. Also, some craft tweezers, silica gel balls, glass jars, and plastic containers.


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Happy Green Family

A course by Happy Green Family

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Graphic Designer and Botanical Artist

Camila is a graphic designer with experience in magazine design and the editorial field. The Colombian artist is the founder of Happy Green Family, a botanical laboratory focused on promoting creativity. The space helps her dedicate herself to taxonomy by exploring plants and finding new techniques to press and preserve them. Her mission is to bring people closer to nature and understand the wonderful benefits it can bring into our lives.

Camila’s clients enjoy being in contact with nature and are able to value the importance of the exclusive handmade pieces she creates. Her work can be found online and on social media.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Introduction to botany

    • What is the botany and basic taxonomy of a plant
    • The work of botanists, collecting and what is a herbarium?
    • Materials and tools
  • U3

    Pressing methods and Get to work!

    • Methods to preserve plants
    • Methods for pressing plants
    • Tips on how to properly glue your dried plants and principles of botanical composition
    • Separate sheets for books
    • Tables with flat plants and with volume
  • U4

    Let's reflect on Botanical Art

    • How to store your dried flowers?
    • Botanical art
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Basic Botanical Pressing Techniques

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Basic Botanical Pressing Techniques. A Craft course by Happy Green Family Best Seller

Basic Botanical Pressing Techniques

A course by Happy Green Family
Graphic Designer and Botanical Artist. Bogota, Colombia.
Joined February 2018
  • 99% Positive reviews (430)
  • 10594 students