• Voicing Silence

Voicing Silence – Animation workshop – Botanical illustrations

Thanks to all of you who have signed up to our drawing/animation workshops. Laura Spark has collected a series of botanical illustrations, all endangered species, for us to use as inspiration.

During the workshop, you will animate your chosen (or invented) illustration. If you would like to draw or print out any of these before the workshop please do!  But we will also be doing a bit of drawing in the workshop so don’t worry if don’t have time beforehand.

Introduction by Laura:

“In this animation and illustration workshop we will be looking at botanical illustrations of extinct plants that used to exist in the UK, as well as some that are endangered now, plants we have lost, and we may lose soon. The ones that are gone only exist as archives, as memories. By using illustration and animation how can we celebrate these plants, how can we bring them back to life? Can we imagine how they moved, or give them new, imagined movement and intention? How to plants tell their own stories?”

Crested cow-wheat (Melampyrum cristatum) 2

Downy hemp-nettle (Galeopsis segetum) 4

Ghost orchid (Epipogium aphyllum) 5

Ghost orchid (Epipogium aphyllum) 7

Lamb-succory (Arnoseris minima) 2

Lamb-succory (Arnoseris minima) 3

Meadow sage (Salvia pratensis) 2

Meadow sage (Salvia pratensis) 4

Red helleborine (Cephalanthera rubra) 2

Red helleborine (Cephalanthera rubra) 3

Red helleborine (Cephalanthera rubra) 5

Spreading Bellflower (Campanula patula) 2

Spreading Bellflower (Campanula patula)

The Lesser Butterfly-orchid (Platanthera bifolia)

Twinflower (Linnaea borealis) 2

Twinflower (Linnaea borealis) 4

Yellow Birds Nest (Monotropa hypopitys) 3


Wood calamint (Clinopodium menthifolium) 2

Wood calamint (Clinopodium menthifolium) better

Crested cow-wheat (Melampyrum cristatum)

Davall's sedge (Carex davalliana) 2

Davall's sedge (Carex davalliana)

Downy hemp-nettle (Galeopsis segetum) 3

Ghost orchid (Epipogium aphyllum) 2

Ghost orchid (Epipogium aphyllum) 3

Ghost orchid (Epipogium aphyllum) 4

Ghost orchid (Epipogium aphyllum) 6

Ghost orchid (Epipogium aphyllum)

lady orchid (Orchis purpurea) 2

lady orchid (Orchis purpurea) 3

Lamb-succory (Arnoseris minima)

Meadow sage (Salvia pratensis) 3

One flowered wintergreen (Moneses uniflora) 4

Red helleborine (Cephalanthera rubra) 4

Spreading Bellflower (Campanula patula) 3

The Lesser Butterfly-orchid (Platanthera bifolia) 2

Twinflower (Linnaea borealis) 3

Yellow Birds Nest (Monotropa hypopitys) 2

Yellow Birds Nest (Monotropa hypopitys)