September 24
12:00-2:00 PM

1 Park Row, Suite 2A,
Providence, RI 02903

ADA Accessible: Yes
Fee: $25 Regular
$20 Student

Making with Mushrooms: Spore Prints & Grow Your Own Mushroom-based Materials with Goode Landscape Studio



In this workshop, landscape architect and artist, Courtney Goode, will lead two interactive workshops where participants will be able to make spore prints and grow their own objects or materials using living, mushroom-based media. The group will meet at Goode Landscape Studio in downtown Providence. After a brief introductory talk, everyone will split into two groups (one for each hour) to do mushroom casting for an hour and spore prints for an hour. All materials will be provided, however, you are invited to bring your own negative casting mold (no larger than 12″x12″x6″). You may also optionally bring your own fresh mushroom(s) to use for spore printing (please no stinkhorns, and no puffballs). Make sure they’ve been picked in the last 24 hours and handled with care.

Courtney and an assistant will provide hands-on instruction for each participant in how to make spore prints, and how to cast objects and grow them using mycelium/mushrooms. Everyone will get to take home their own prints and pieces to finish the growing process.

Courtney will also provide samples of previously grown industrial objects, fabrics, and landscape-related design pieces. Refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you and diving into the magic world of making with mushrooms!

Courtney Goode

Courtney Goode, RLA, ASLA is the Founding Principal of Goode Landscape Studio and has a hybrid background in landscape architecture, visual media, and industrial design. She finds inspiration in cultural narratives, ecological systems, visual storytelling, and the material language of landscapes. She believes in the power of landscapes to bring people together in creating healthy, diverse, and sustainable communities. Her love of the outdoors comes from her upbringing in the rugged terrain of north and central Texas. Her love of community has emerged over the past decade of living in more dense, diverse, and vibrant neighborhoods across New England.

She is a Registered Landscape Architect in RI, MA, and ME. Before starting her practice, she worked for top-tier architecture and design firms in Boston, Austin, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brussels. She serves on the faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design, and her work is published and exhibited widely. She has presented multiple times at the national ASLA conference and served as a guest lecturer at Harvard GSD, Northeastern University, MICA, the BAC, and Virginia Tech. She holds an MLA I from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a BFA in Design from the University of Texas.