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Pressed Flower Collage Workshop At Trailside Saturday, May 9

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a spring workshop, for adults ages 18 and older, that will teach participants how to make pressed flower collages  at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside on Saturday, May 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Acclaimed artist Beth Murphy’s flower collage artwork is currently being displayed at the Trailside Nature and Science Center from April to August.  On May 9th, Ms. Murphy will demonstrate the process of flower pressing, while identifying the materials required and the proper preparation and techniques.  Participants will work with pressed botanical materials supplied by the instructor.  Basic design elements will be demonstrated.   Students will create a small collage on a card or bookmark to take home with them.  Visit to view Beth Murphy’s collection.  The fee is $25 for residents of Union County and $30 for out-of-county residents.  Light refreshments will be served.  Pre-registration for this program is required; walk-ins will be accommodated as space/materials permit. 

“This program offers a rare opportunity to work with a talented artist.  Surrounded by the scenic Watchung Reservation, participants are sure to be inspired,” says Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh.     

For more information about this workshop or other activities at Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit  Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.