Learn how to create beautiful paper flowers using only wire, French crepe paper, glue, and a touch of watercolor detailing. You will learn how to make 3 types of flowers (poppies, peonies, and ranunculus) and you will create and assemble a bouquet of blooms in a vintage vase for you to enjoy all year long. This course includes all tools and materials, including some to continue your work at home!
Anneli Skaar is an artist and graphic designer who makes paper flowers as a hobby and a way to relax. Paper flowers are the perfect gift and pastime any time of the year!
Saturday, August 7th & Sunday, August 8th
Morning session: 9am - noon
Afternoon session: 1pm - 2pm
*This workshop is an in-person workshop hosted in the art barn of Howe Hill Farm.
All artist tools and materials will be provided.
Accommodations are not included. If you live outside of the area we recommend booking a local Airbnb, hotel or motel in Camden, Hope, Lincolnville, Rockport or Rockland.
HOURS & LOCATION
Each day class will run approximately 4 hours, with a 3-hour morning session beginning at 9am and running until noon, and an afternoon session starting at 1pm and running until 2pm. This workshop is an in-person course hosted in the Art barn at Howe Hill Farm in Camden, Maine. Directions to the Art Barn will be provided after minimum course registration numbers are met.
WHAT TO BRING
All materials will be provided but feel free to bring a notebook to take notes and a water bottle.
This workshop is designed for people of all skill levels who are wanting to experiment with the art of paper flower construction. No prior art experience is required.
If you need to cancel, please notify us via email at least 30 days before the start of the workshop. We will refund your tuition, minus a $125 cancellation fee or you may transfer your full tuition amount to another Workshop at Howe Hill Farm within 18 months. Cancellations made after 30 days prior will result in forfeit of the full tuition amount. If you are traveling to attend a workshop we recommend insuring your trip with Travelex insurance so your trip and tuition can be covered in the event of illness or unforeseen circumstances.
COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIRED
The safety of our students and teachers is our top priority. That said, we require all enrolled students to show proof their Covid-19 vaccination. No exceptions.
A maximum of 12 students, and a minimum of 6*
*The workshop will be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met within 30 days of the workshop start. If cancelled, a full refund will be issued to all registered students. We recommend waiting until you receive our confirmation email that minimum enrollment has been met to make your travel arrangements or investing in travel insurance to reimburse your expenses if the course is canceled.
$395* (+$15 processing fee)
*All materials are included and each student will leave with some extra supplies to make more flowers at home.
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We will send notification when the course reaches minimum enrollment.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
A first generation American, Anneli Skaar still holds a strong connection to her ancestral home in Scandinavia. Fluent in Norwegian, she moved to Norway from the San Francisco Bay Area, California, at 18, to attend the National Academy of Arts in Oslo where she received her BA. During this time, she lived and worked in the studio of renowned Norwegian artist Odd Nerdrum where she discovered her love of representational art and oil painting, both of which would greatly influence her creative work in the next decades.
After a career of illustration and design, she debuted her work as a painter in 2014, when she had her first solo show ICEHARDSHIPBEAUTY. Since then, her art has been a primary focus and she has exhibited locally and abroad, and has continued to find inspiration in the landscapes of Maine as well as in the arctic.
Skaar has participated in residencies at Galleri Svalbard at 78 degrees north in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway in 2015; as well as a residency onboard an EIMSKIP container ship traveling from Portland, ME to Reykjavik, Iceland in 2016. She has gathered material for her work in Ilulissat, Greenland, in 2017, at the site of the largest, active glacier in the northern hemisphere and was awarded the Maine Media Workshop’s Book Artist in Residency in 2016 for which she produced the fine art book Bears and Ruins. Skaar has also produced numerous talks and articles related to her work and travels in arctic regions.
Skaar currently holds the position of Creative Director for the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, and is responsible for all branding, exhibition design, and publications for the museum. When she is not working at the Farnsworth, she exhibits regularly and continues to paint and produce multimedia work. Anneli Skaar makes her home in Camden, Maine.