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Crafting Botanicals with Paper: Carolina Lily

with Cynthia Woodsong, Artist

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Date: Sunday, February 5, 2023

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Fee: $44 ($40 Members); includes all supplies!


This workshop will feature North Carolina’s state wildflower, Lilium michauxii Carolina Lily, as a hands-on introduction to making paper botanicals. In the process of making several Carolina Lily blooms, participants will learn how specific components (e.g., the reproductive system, the leaves, etc.) can be rendered in paper to make a realistic replica of this beloved flower. Materials and tools will be provided.




Remaining Seats: 1

Registration open through 2/3/2023 2:00 PM EST

About the Instructor

Cynthia Woodsong makes paper replicas of flowers and plants native to North Carolina. After learning the basic concepts and techniques of making paper flowers, she began focusing on specimens that are not easily seen or have a very short bloom time.  She also makes flowers that are not suited to being cut and brought indoors.  Whenever feasible, the paper botanicals are rendered as blooming plants in clay pots, while others (e.g., magnolias, lilies) are reproduced as flowering stems to be put in a vase.  Cynthia works with different types of paper, manipulating the surface colors and structure to achieve botanical accuracy as much as possible.  Her work, which can be seen in the NC Botanical Garden’s Garden Shop, includes plants found in North Carolina’s sandhills, high mountains and home gardens in the Piedmont. You can read more about Cynthia’s work here on the NCBG website.

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