Dive into the magical world of art & natural wellness.

Offered seasonally (Autumn)

Beautiful Botany & The Science of Art | LVL 1 - Beginner
Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | Included: 2 hrs of instruction & supplies


Nature is truly magical, and there are so many fascinating aspects worth exploring. During this workshop, we will observe and examine real herb specimens using a magnify glass and with guidance, you will practice recording and sketching with annotated notes.

Through careful observation and step-by-step instruction, you will learn how to draw wild herbs. In addition to verbal instruction, Jacquelyn has prepared beautiful booklets to act as a visual guide, as we learn about wildcrafting, herbaria, foraging and the beautiful world of botany.

This workshop was a passion project developed by Sparkles n' Sawdust Studio Owner, Jacquelyn Miccolis. Combining both an artistic and scientific perspective of herbaria. This is a crash course for nature lovers and those who have the desire to connect with nature on a more intimate level.


🌿 Herbarium (plural: herbaria) is a collection of preserved plant specimens and associated data used for scientific study.
🌿 Annotated Sketch: is a detailed sketch that is label with critical dimensions, notes, and symbols.
🌿 Botany: The scientific study of plants


This workshop was inspired by:
Plant Magic by: Christine Buckley
& Illustrating Nature by: Irene Brady

Currently Unavailable

Everyday Herbalism Workshop | LVL 1 - Beginner friendly
Instructor: Moonbeam (Amanda Palmer) | Included: 2 hrs of instruction & supplies

Health is an ever-changing balance, and each of us encounters our own challenges, whether it be emotional, physical or spiritual. Herbs can be incorporated into everyday living, to help address and soothe our flare-ups in all of these areas of life. One of the wonderful things about herbalism is that it's easily accessible, as it can often be found in our own back yards and other local dwellings.

Moon Beam has many years of experience in using herbs to find balance in her own life - and has been blessed with a small handful of years working in health food establishments, where she shared her love and knowledge with others. Educating people from all walks of life about the uses of herbal supplements, to help them embark on their journey to wellness.

Currently enrolled with the Wild Rose College of Natural Healing. She is currently completing a course in Practical Herbalism. Moon Beam is so delighted to have the opportunity to share our space and spread her knowledge around holistic health, with other herbal dabblers and enthusiasts!

Whether you are already familiar with the benefits of herbal medicine or are just beginning your journey of natural healing, we hope that you will join us for an afternoon of fun and exploration.

During this workshop we will begin with taking a few minutes to share with each other, what inspires us to want to learn and/or grow herbs. Then proceeding, we will discuss the identification and ethical harvesting of two well-known medicinal herbs that can be found right here within the HRM! Following this is when the fun really begins, participants will each make their own tinctures to take home! Learn about making simple folk tincture and about the medicinal applications for them.

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