My herbarium from Arles to Z
Les Vacances des Petits Fans will be back from Tuesday April 18th to 21st 2023 for 4 afternoons of training.
As a child, Lee Ufan was a member of his school's botanical club and spent his time outside recognizing and picking a multitude of plants and flowers. This closeness to nature is still an important dimension of his work today. During this creative workshop at Lee Ufan Arles in collaboration with the Domaine du possible farm, children will be able to create a herbarium, from the making of the paper and the gathering to its binding.
Pedagogical objective of the workshop: Introduction to Lee Ufan's work, approaching it through its close links with nature, the living and the environment. Introduction to botanical sciences, to the importance of the classification of species and their implementation on the territory, here Camargue. To be able to make a scientific and artistic document from start to finish. To become familiar with the work of paper, bookbinding, and the field of the book as an object of craft and art.
Guided tour of Lee Ufan Arles, introduction to the practical and artistic purpose of the herbarium and its history. Making the recycled paper that will be used for the pages of the herbarium.
Introduction to botany and recognition of plants and flowers. Sorting, preparation and pressing of flowers.
Making the pages of the herbarium: organizing the pages, placing the flowers, recognizing them and giving them a legend.
Finishing the herbarium: binding the pages of the herbarium with a Japanese binding and making the front cover with an introduction to paper embossing.
Age: 6-10 years
Schedule: 2:00 to 4:30 pm
Fee: €60 for the 4 afternoons (visit and workshops, including snacks)