Create a Marine Botanical with Seaweed

Newport, i-United States

Okokuzithokozisa kuqondiswa ngu Mary

Imizuzu engu-90, Ibungazwa nge IsiNgisi
Uzibophezele ekuphepheni
Lo mbungazi uzibophezele emithethweni ye-Airbnb yokuphepha ku-COVID-19.
Abantu abangaba ngu-10

Ozokwenza

Seaweed pressing was a popular art form during the Victorian era when people summered on the coast and has a direct history to Newport.

We will be working at tables set up with seaweed filled trays to study the different species and speculate on collage combinations. Other materials are rag paper, blotter paper, towels, nylon cloth, cardboard and weights. Small tools, such as tweezers, scissors, toothpicks and soft bristle brushes are also used as needed.

Once the seaweed is positioned on the paper as desired, and the excess water removed, it is ready for pressing. The collage is transferred to fresh blotter paper with the nylon cloth placed on top to prevent sticking, then sandwiched into cardboard. The package is placed onto a flat surface and weighted down. The element of surprise is also a factor in this process and you won’t know what the end result will be until it is completely dry. The drying time is usually a couple of days to a week and you will leave with your pressing to continue the process at home.
Other things to note
In this workshop you will definitely be getting your hands wet! Handling seaweed and working with ocean water are part of the tactile process.
Seaweed pressing was a popular art form during the Victorian era when people summered on the coast and has a direct history to Newport.

We will be working at tables set up with seaweed filled trays to study the different species and speculate on collage combinations. Other materials are rag paper, blotter paper, towels, nylon cloth, cardboard and weights. Small tools, such as tweezers, scissors, toothpicks and soft bristle brushes are…

Yazana nombungazi wakho, u Mary

Umbungazi ku-Airbnb kusukela ngo-2016
  • Ukubukeza okungu-24
  • Ubuwena buqinisekisiwe
I am an artist who makes Marine Botanicals/Seaweed pressings, using native seaweed and organic materials sourced from the coastal environment. In this process, seaweed is collaged and dried into paper creating unique designs that introduce the beauty of our marine world. Seaweed pressing has a rich history with ties to the Victorian Era and Newport! I have been creating art with seaweed for over 10 years.
Ukuze uvikele ukukhokha kwakho, ungalokothi uthumele imali noma uxhumane nabantu ngaphandle kwewebhusayithi ye-Airbnb noma i-app. Funda kabanzi
Kusuka ku- $65
/ umuntu

Lapho uzoba khona

We'll conduct our workshop at my art studio, Saltwater Studio, which showcases local, nature based art inspired by the Ocean. The studio is located in an old building that used to house trolleys, when they were used as public transportation for the city.

Ilinganiswe ku-5.0 kokungu-5 ngokusuka kokushiwo abanye okungu-24.

Laura
Julayi 2021
We had such a wonderful time with our seaweed pressing! Mary was so kind & knowledgeable about working with seaweed & art in general! Her studio was very easy to find & very easy to park at. We had so much fun & would recommend this creative, relaxing & enjoyable experience to everyone!
Molly
Juni 2021
This was amazing!! I cannot speak highly enough of this unique, local experience. My boyfriend and I went looking for something different and interesting and it exceeded expectations. We both like photography and different art forms but didn’t know what to expect with the class. He ended up loving the time spent arranging the seaweed into interesting designs. Mary is so wonderful, dedicated and talented in her craft and giving of her time and attention. She told us about the history of the art form and how it helped empower women and women businesses. The studio also has art on the walls and I came home with several original gifts for family and friends. It was really the highlight of our time in New England. More fun than time spent at the breakers Vanderbilt home☺️Do this! Can’t wait to see how our prints turn out!
Erin
Juni 2021
Forget paint night, let your creativity out with seaweed pressing! A great experience with a unique piece of art to take home with you! I encourage everyone to try it out!
Angela
Juni 2021
My mom and I had the most amazing afternoon with Mary. We learned so much about the history and art process. We each made two unique, beautiful pieces we cannot wait to frame. Highly recommend!!!
Sonia
Agasti 2019
This was one of my favorite airbnb experiences, especially considering how limited my artistic abilities are. Loved working with seaweed and seeing the creativity of Mary's studio/how she incorporates the ocean into her art.
Jeanne
Agasti 2019
I would highly recommend a class in marine botanical at Saltwater Studios. I went with my mother as a birthday treat and had so much fun. It's a truly unique concept and Mary was inviting and engaging and made it a one of a kind experience.

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Noma yikuphi okokuzithokozisa kungakhanselwa futhi kubuyiselwe imali egcwele phakathi namahora angu-24 okuthenga, noma okungenani ezinsukwini ezingu-7 ngaphambi kokuthi okokuzithokozisa kuqale.

Izimfuneko zokuba isivakashi

Kuze kufike ezivakashini ezingu- 10 zeminyaka engu-10 zingeza.