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Basket Weaving with the Weaving Freak: Patriot Swing Market Basket- May 2 Basket Weaving with the Weaving Freak: Patriot Swing Market Basket- May 2

May 2, 2020 from noon to 5 p.m. Basket weaving is an ancient art form that uses botanical materials to create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come. Jeannie Sisson of Woven Keepsakes will conduct this workshop, where "fun and friendships intertwine" and participants will create their own Patriot Swing Market Basket. All supplies are provided.


Our Price: $50.00
Macrame Plant Hangers- May 16 Macrame Plant Hangers- May 16

May 16, 2020 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Macramé is back and is better than ever! Join Andrea Elarton for a two-hour workshop to learn how to make basic knots, and then make your own macramé plant hanger and pot up a plant to take home in your new masterpiece. All supplies included. Picture is representative, but not identical to what participants will create in class.

Our Price: $59.00
Natural Fabric Dyeing: Indigo Intensive - May 31 Natural Fabric Dyeing: Indigo Intensive - May 31

May 31, 2020 from 2 to 4 p.m. Ashton Page will introduce participants to the illustrious and alluring Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria), a dye with an interesting history and intense color. Each participant will create their own personal starter vat of Indigo in the fermentation method. This is an amazing hands-on opportunity for creatives who desire to make their own vats, but want a bit of guidance. Each participant will leave with their own starter to make another Indigo vat later. Bring your own natural fabrics to dye in the communal vat. Designed for beginners and experienced dyers alike.


Our Price: $59.00
Watercolor Painting- June 6 Watercolor Painting- June 6

June 6, 2020 from noon to 2 p.m. Capture the beauty of the garden while learning about the basics of watercolor painting. Create your own masterpiece with instructor Samantha Gueldon guiding you each step of the way. Great for beginners! A supply list will be provided in advance of the class. Picture is representative of the type of painting that can be created, but not necessarily what will be painted in class.


Our Price: $45.00
Natural Fabric Dyeing: Exploration of Fabrics - June 7 Natural Fabric Dyeing: Exploration of Fabrics - June 7

June 7, 2020 from 2 to 4 p.m. This class is for the curious investigator in all of us! As with all natural dyes, Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria) reacts differently, in both color and robustness, to different fibers. In this class, participants will experiment with protein fibers (from animals) and cellulose fibers (from plants) and will learn different dipping techniques used to create a variety of shades. Ashton Page will guide creatives through the process of building a swatch book for future dye projects. All supplies are provided. Participants may bring their own fibers to dye in the communal vat after the swatch books have been completed.


Our Price: $59.00
Basket Weaving with the Weaving Freak: Market Basket with Leather Handles- June 13 Basket Weaving with the Weaving Freak: Market Basket with Leather Handles- June 13

June 13, 2020 from noon to 5 p.m. Basket weaving is an ancient art form that uses botanical materials to create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come. Jeannie Sisson of Woven Keepsakes will conduct this workshop, where "fun and friendships intertwine" and participants will create their own market basket. All supplies are provided.


Our Price: $50.00
Macrame Plant Hangers- June 13 Macrame Plant Hangers- June 13

June 13, 2020 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Macramé is back and is better than ever! Join Andrea Elarton for a two-hour workshop to learn how to make basic knots, and then make your own macramé plant hanger and pot up a plant to take home in your new masterpiece. All supplies included. Picture is representative, but not identical to what participants will create in class.

Our Price: $59.00
Polymer Clay Pens- June 14 at noon Polymer Clay Pens- June 14 at noon

June 14, 2020 from noon to 1 p.m.
Inspired by patterns found in nature, make your own customized polymer clay pens for work or home. Workshop includes time to make your own decorative pens, instruction from Skyler Kuehn, supplies, and information for kilning them at home. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members.

Our Price: $30.00
Woodcarving: Russian Fanbird Carving- June 27 Woodcarving: Russian Fanbird Carving- June 27

June 27, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A traditional craft from Eastern Europe, fan birds have long been thought to protect the home and bring happiness and health to those in it. They are often given as gifts, and are especially popular at weddings, christenings, and at Christmas. Join Ty Thornock, a green woodworker from Persia, Iowa, for a day-long course to learn the basics of knife skills and woodcarving using locally-sourced wood (mostly fallen branches and trees that are removed).

Our Price: $55.00
Cyanotype Sun Printing- June 28 at noon Cyanotype Sun Printing- June 28 at noon

June 28, 2020 from noon to 1 p.m.
Cyanotypes are a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print, or blueprint, that can be used to create a beautiful botanical piece of art for your home. Join us for this workshop with Samantha Gueldon to learn about this artform and create your own piece. Class includes instruction, supplies, and a stroll through the garden while the piece is printed in the sun. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members.

Our Price: $30.00
Gel Press- June 28 at 2 p.m. Gel Press- June 28 at 2 p.m.

June 28, 2020 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Join Oracle Art Supply for an art class utilizing a new printmaking method- gel press. Use fallen leaves, petals, and buds from the garden to create one-of-a-kind prints. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members.

Our Price: $30.00
Basket Weaving with the Weaving Freak: Cherokee Wheels Basket- July 18 Basket Weaving with the Weaving Freak: Cherokee Wheels Basket- July 18

July 18, 2020 from noon to 5 p.m. Basket weaving is an ancient art form that uses botanical materials to create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come. Jeannie Sisson of Woven Keepsakes will conduct this workshop, where "fun and friendships intertwine" and participants will create their own Cherokee Wheels basket. All supplies are provided.


Our Price: $50.00
Macrame Plant Hangers- July 18 Macrame Plant Hangers- July 18

July 18, 2020 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Macramé is back and is better than ever! Join Andrea Elarton for a two-hour workshop to learn how to make basic knots, and then make your own macramé plant hanger and pot up a plant to take home in your new masterpiece. All supplies included. Picture is representative, but not identical to what participants will create in class.

Our Price: $59.00
Watercolor Painting- July 25 Watercolor Painting- July 25

July 25, 2020 from noon to 2 p.m. Capture the beauty of the garden while learning about the basics of watercolor painting. Create your own masterpiece with instructor Samantha Gueldon guiding you each step of the way. Great for beginners! A supply list will be provided in advance of the class. Picture is representative of the type of painting that can be created, but not necessarily what will be painted in class.


Our Price: $45.00
Natural Fabric Dyeing: Woad Apron- July 26 Natural Fabric Dyeing: Woad Apron- July 26

July 26, 2020 from 2 to 4 p.m. This class is designed for anyone who loves a soft blue and is in need of a new apron! Woad (Isatis tinctoria) is the cousin of Indigo, and this dye bonds particularly well with cellulose fibers. With instruction from Ashton Page, participants will create a communal Woad vat and dye their own beautiful hemp apron. All supplies provided. Participants may bring their own fibers to dye in the communal vat after the aprons have been completed.


Our Price: $85.00
Cyanotype Sun Printing: BYOS- Bring Your Own Surface Sun Prints- August 8 at noon Cyanotype Sun Printing: BYOS- Bring Your Own Surface Sun Prints- August 8 at noon

August 8, 2020 from noon to 1 p.m.
Cyanotypes are a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print, or blueprint, that can be used to create a beautiful botanical piece of art for your home. Join us for this workshop with Samantha Gueldon to learn about this artform and create your own piece. Bring your own surface to sun print in this workshop with Samantha Gueldon. Coasters, a tote bag, pillowcases, poster paper, you name it! Class includes instruction, supplies to print your surface, and a stroll through the garden while the piece is printed in the sun. Cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

Our Price: $20.00
Polymer Clay Pens- August 9 at noon Polymer Clay Pens- August 9 at noon

August 9, 2020 from noon to 1 p.m.
Inspired by patterns found in nature, make your own customized polymer clay pens for work or home. Workshop includes time to make your own decorative pens, instruction from Skyler Kuehn, supplies, and information for kilning them at home. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members.

Our Price: $30.00
Woodcarving: Scandinavian Spoon Carving- August 15 Woodcarving: Scandinavian Spoon Carving- August 15

August 15, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join Ty Thornock, a green woodworker from Persia, Iowa, for a day-long course to learn the basics of knife skills and woodcarving using locally-sourced wood (mostly fallen branches and trees that are removed), and create a beautiful and functional Scandinavian spoon.

Our Price: $55.00
Macrame Plant Hangers- August 15 Macrame Plant Hangers- August 15

August 15, 2020 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Macramé is back and is better than ever! Join Andrea Elarton for a two-hour workshop to learn how to make basic knots, and then make your own macramé plant hanger and pot up a plant to take home in your new masterpiece. All supplies included. Picture is representative, but not identical to what participants will create in class.

Our Price: $59.00
Woodcarving: Woodware for the Home- August 29 Woodcarving: Woodware for the Home- August 29

August 29, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join Ty Thornock, a green woodworker from Persia, Iowa, for a day-long course to learn the basics of knife skills and woodcarving using locally-sourced wood (mostly fallen branches and trees that are removed), and create practical woodware for the home.

Our Price: $55.00
Natural Fabric Dyeing: Enliven Your Wardrobe with Eco-Printing- August 29 Natural Fabric Dyeing: Enliven Your Wardrobe with Eco-Printing- August 29

August 29, 2020 from 2 to 4 p.m. In this session, participants will take a leisurely hike around the garden and collect fallen plant materials with unique structures, shapes, and sizes and then use them to create a special piece of wearable art. The diversity in nature will create an abundance of possibilities and opportunities to experiment and will yield beautiful results. Participants will learn the process of preparing, bundling, and steaming plant parcels and will create their own starter plant soak solution to use at home for later projects. Instructor Ashton Page will provide some fabric to test with, but participants should bring items of clothing (made of natural materials) to make contact prints on, or yardage for a project if you make your own clothing.

Our Price: $59.00
Basket Weaving with the Weaving Freak: Freedom Market Basket- September 12 Basket Weaving with the Weaving Freak: Freedom Market Basket- September 12

September 12, 2020 from noon to 5 p.m. Basket weaving is an ancient art form that uses botanical materials to create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come. Jeannie Sisson of Woven Keepsakes will conduct this workshop, where "fun and friendships intertwine" and participants will create their own Freedom Market Basket. All supplies are provided.


Our Price: $50.00