There is an unfortunate truth when you bring home a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Eventually, they’ll wilt. Luckily, this sad fact can be avoided—sort of—by pressing them completely flat. In doing so, you will retain their color and petal shape. You can even use them as the basis for your own one-of-a-kind botanical art. But, getting started can be a challenge. How do you press a rose? Or hydrangeas? Let artist Anna Zakirova be your guide in her new online class on My Modern Met Academy. Called Beyond Bouquets: Turning Pressed Flowers Into One-of-a-Kind Art, the course will reveal the secrets to perfectly pressed flowers and show you how to transform them into 2D art.
So, what will you learn from Beyond Bouquets? You’ll start by going over the flowers and tools you’ll need to start pressing. (Chances are that you already have some of these items in your home.) Zakirova will then share her secrets to pressing a variety of flowers, working step-by-step from more simple blooms to the classic rose and beyond. Finally, she’ll show you what to do with your trove of now-pressed flowers; you'll turn them into framable works of art that will stand the test of time.
Beyond creativity, flower pressing allows us to reconnect with nature. “Everyone who starts drying and pressing flowers notices how doing so brings us closer to nature,” Zakirova says. “The creation of botanical compositions is like meditation; it calms the body and soul and gives the joy of communicating with nature and creating beauty.”
Excited to give it a try? Enroll in the class now. Once purchased, the class can be found on your student dashboard. You can learn at your own pace and watch it as many times as you like.