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Presented by Pantea Karimi, UCSF Library's current Artist in Residence.

In this 45-minute workshop, participants create one to three cards for Valentine’s Day on paper using leaves/flowers (dried or fresh), tea or coffee or pomegranate juice, and a piece of poetry. The workshop is inspired by a 19th c. botanical book from the UCSF Library collection. Participants create their flower/leaf compositions using staining and mark-making techniques on paper. Participants may choose a poem of their choice to include in their compositions.

What Workshop Offers

  • Present select images from Asa Gray’s Lesson in Botany and Vegetable Physiology, a 19th c. botanical book from the UCSF Archives, and a poem by Rumi
  • Introduce the mark-making methods and techniques on paper using natural substances and elements
  • Complete 1-3 poetic Valentine’s cards

This event is open to the UCSF community and will be held via Zoom. Attendees will receive the Zoom link and password after registering on the UCSF Library event calendar.

Since the workshop will be held on Zoom, we are unable to provide materials. See the workshop description for the list of recommended materials.

Event Details

  • Rosalie.Gearhart
  • Ramanjot Kaur

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