Join us for an introductory Urban Gardener class adventure. Our Cactus Practice class will give your students the know-how and tools to create their very own desert gardens whether indoors or out. The beginning of the class be a introductory discussion about cacti and their natural habitats. Students will watch a demo for handling prickly cactus specimen before selecting and designing their own desert garden. Students will also be sent home with care instructions and a mini propagation kit. Open to ages 7 to 12 years. $20 per participant
Join Botanical Curator, Aisha Sanders of Urbane Terrain for a lovely evening learning the Art of Mounting Plants. This particular workshop will feature the coveted staghorn fern. Participants will learn about natural habitat of platycerium (ferns) and will watch a demo of the mounting process before delving into their own mounted creation. All supplies will be included. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Workshop fee $45
Curious about the Modern Makers classes? Join us for a non-commitment introductory class. Our Weaving with Nature class will begin with an exploration of weavings that incorporate nature. Next, we'll have a hands-on activity to learn and practice basic weaving techniques. Once students have considered their designs they'll jot their ideas on paper. We'll go on a short adventure to locate the perfect branch to inspire our creations then we'll "shop" for supplies. Finally, we'll all enjoy a social gathering where we inspire each other and work on our final projects. $20 per participant
Join Botanical Curator, Aisha Sanders of Urbane Terrain for a lovely evening filled with succulent abundance. This workshop will feature a divers variety of succulents - all easy care and perfect for a desert garden or terrarium. Participants will learn about succulent habitats and care followed by a demo of planting a succulent grouping. After the demo, participants will select their vessels and succulents for a creation all their own. All supplies are included. Spaces are limited and registration is required.
Curious about our Tinker and Tech classes? Join us for an introductory class. 3D Art Mobiles is a fun-filled adventure that explores creative reuse and design. We'll closely examine the world of 3D art mobiles paying close attention to materials, balance, motion, and aesthetic. Students will then mock up a design and plan materials needed before "shopping" for supplies. A majority of the class will be spent creating and continually making adjustments to create the perfect balance and style for our individual mobiles. $20 per participant