Art inspired by nature with Kate Temple

Art inspired by nature – creative workshops inspired by plants and foraging in the outdoors

What to expect: Kate’s workshops  will take the natural world as their inspiration. Kate will facilitate a series of creative workshops inspired by plants and foraging in the outdoors. Some of the activities we will do are hapazome (leaf-tapping) – extracting plant pigment on to fabric by hammering, bundle dyeing – dyeing fabric and plants together in bundles to get some exciting colours and effects, ink-making with plants, cameraless photographic processes such as cyanotype and lumen – making photographs using plants, and mushroom spore prints.

The workshops will be fun, informal and experimental –  you don’t need any prior experience to take part, just a curiosity about the creative potential of the natural world.  

 About Kate: Kate Temple is a visual artist living near Edinburgh.  

Kate works with installation, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, painting and performance. She is interested in cross-disciplinary and socially engaged practices and frequently works in collaboration with other artists and non-artists. She also works in art and community engagement, leading and facilitating projects for a range of groups and individuals.  

Drawing and collecting are regular elements of Kate’s practice. Since lockdown she’s been working with plant material foraged from near her home. She’s been making her own ‘living’ inks; oak gall, acorn cap, elderberry, bramble, rosehip, sloe, gorse, nettle, tulip petal, copper and iron.  

Where: Edinburgh Printmakers – Edinburgh
Castle Mills,
1 Dundee St,
Edinburgh
EH3 9FP

When: 13.00 – 15.00 on the following dates:

19th October
26th October
2nd November
9th November
16th November
23rd November