Workshops / Classes
Class listingWire-Wrapped Rings and Things
Explore the intricate art of wire wrapping as we create several unique wire-wrapped pieces of jewelry. No prior knowledge is necessary. Students should bring a good pair of wire cutters, chain-nose pliers and round-nose pliers. There is an additional materials fee of $30 payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. There is a one-hour break for lunch.
Code: E13A3-A Day: Sat. Date: 6/29 Time: 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Register by: 6/22 Cost: $20 (1 class, 6 hours) Location: Hilltop Garden and Nature Center, 2367 E. 10th St., Bloomington
Instructor: Lara Hasler
Hypertufa: Building Pots and Wall Pockets
Tufa is a naturally occurring porous limestone formed from calcium carbonate deposited by springs. In this hands-on class, participants learn how to create hand-made hypertufa pots by mixing together different ratios of Portland cement, perlite, and peat moss and then forming the mixture into pots. Although the mixture can be used to create a wide variety of garden features, the class focuses on hanging wall pockets and small pots. The containers stand out as unique features in gardens while blending well with the natural landscape. The hypertufa requires one week to set before it is ready to take home. Please wear old clothes and shoes, as the process can be messy. Gloves and masks provided, but participants may bring their own.
Day: Sat. Date: 6/29/2013 Time: 1 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Register by: 6/26/2013 Cost: $20 Location: Hilltop Garden and Nature Center, 2367 E. 10th St., Bloomington
Instructor: Charlotte Griffin