Ruth Osborne Art Creative Workshop Dates

If you are keen to learn a new skill or enjoy some new creative experiences, I have a selection of new workshop dates coming up! All workshops are for beginners and all materials are provided.

Book via each venue.


February 2023

Nature Printing with Gel Plates, 4th February, 10:30am - 3:30pm, Stranmillis College, Belfast: Book Here

Nature Printing Workshop, 18th February, 10am - 1pm, An Creagan, Omagh: Book Here

Nature Book Workshop, 10th March, 10:30am - 3:30pm, Marketplace Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh: Book Here

In this session you will work with native foliage and a variety of mark-making and printmaking processes to create a concertina nature book, which explores the symbolism and meaning associated with native plants. Artist Ruth Osborne will guide you through a variety of processes using a range of materials including inks, water-colours and charcoal, and working on a variety of papers and fabrics. The artworks can be collaged together to create a beautiful nature book.

Botanical Print- Inspired by Spring, 11th March, 10:30-1:00pm, Ards Arts Centre: Book Here

April 2023 

Gel Plate Printing and Collage Workshop, 29th April, 10:30am - 3:00pm, Marketplace Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh. Book Here

Gel plate printing is a unique, fun and creative way to create artworks. During the course of this workshop, you will explore a variety of ways to use the Gel plate to create your own designs. Using inks and paint along with a range of Italian printing papers, fabrics [including Irish linen], found objects and foliage, you will create a series of hand-printed decorative designs that explore texture, colour and shape. These papers will then be used to create unique collage artworks. A frame will be supplied so that you can take home your own collage artwork to hang at home.

May 2023

History and Practice of Nature Printing, 4 week course starting 4th May, 10:30-12:30, Stranmillis College, Belfast: Book Here

The course combines Art History with Art Practice, offering a unique insight into the historical use of nature printing from the middle-ages through to the present day by artists, botanists and photographers. The course comprises of 2 sessions on the history of nature printing and 2 hands-on sessions offering insight into printing with plants using hand-printing, printing press and Gel Plates.


Private Workshops

If you would like to enquire about a private small group workshop just get in touch with me HERE.

This year I already have some hen party and birthday workshops booked in and I'm more than happy to discuss what I could provide as part of a special celebration.