Botanical Design & Crafts
Classes & Workshops

Flowers and natural materials inspire botanical creations


 Paper Peony, credit Anna Gaseitsiwe


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Paper Artistry: Crepe Paper Single Form Peony

125-03-23-19-01
Saturday, March 23
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Anna Gaseitsiwe, A featured artist and instructor creating one of a kind paper plant and flower creations inspired by the natural world

 

Level

No experience necessary
Supplies
All supplies included

Just in time for spring, join Anna Gaseitsiwe, of St. Paul-based 'A Paper Florist', to create incredibly life-like paper single form peonies using high quality German crepe paper. Learn all about how you can use crepe paper, glue, and wire to sculpt and form beautiful paper shapes that mimic real botanicals - inspired by the endless gardens of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. In this workshop you will receive all of the materials necessary to create one peony in class with instruction from Anna. You will also receive materials to make an additional peony at home using your newly developed skills along with written instructions and other paper flower resources. You can select one of two color options for your handcrafted peony or choose both for variety!

Limit 20, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab

$59 member/$74 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies


 

Create-Your-Own Kokedama Mini Workshop

Select a Session
Saturday, March 30, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 150-03-30-19-05
Saturday, March 30, 11:30 a.m. - noon 150-03-30-19-01
Saturday, March 30, 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.  
150-03-30-19-02
Saturday, March 30, 1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. 
150-03-30-19-03
Saturday, March 30, 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
150-03-30-19-04
Saturday, June 1, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
150-06-01-19-01
Saturday, June 1, 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 150-06-01-19-02
Saturday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 150-07-20-19
Saturday, July 20, 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 150-07-20-19-01
Saturday, July 20, 2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. 150-07-20-19-02
Saturday, July 20, 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 150-07-20-19-03
Laura Vogel, Adult Education Programs Manager, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Kokedama is a Japanese variant of bonsai, in which live moss is essentially used as a container for another plant. These moss balls can hold many types of decorative houseplants. They are equally beautiful displayed on a table or suspended by your window and are easy to care for. The experience will take a half-hour or less. You will:
  • Learn more about this unique display technique
  • Choose from an assortment of small (approx 2 inch) decorative plants, specially selected for ideal kokedama conditions (indoor, indirect light, intermittent watering, etc) 
  • Follow along step-by-step as you create your own kokedama (approx 4 inches) to take home
  • Receive a helpful care sheet and instructions how to make more at home 
Limit 8, Visitor Center
$20 per project, does not include Arboretum admission. Walk-in registration based on availability; first-come, first-served

Saturday, March 30, 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 150-03-30-19-05 
$20 per project, does not include Arboretum admission
Sold out. Register for a different session
Saturday, March 30, 11:30 a.m. - noon 
150-03-30-19-01 
$20 per project, does not include Arboretum admission
Sold out. Register for a different session
Saturday, March 30, 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. 
 150-03-30-19-02
$20 per project, does not include Arboretum admission
1 spot left
Saturday, March 30, 1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. 
150-03-30-19-03 
$20 per project, does not include Arboretum admission
Sold out, register for a different session.
Saturday, March 30, 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
150-03-30-19-04 
$20 per project, does not include Arboretum admission
Saturday, June 1, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
$20 per project,
 does not include Arboretum admission.


Saturday, June 1, 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 
$20 per project,
 does not include Arboretum admission.
 

Saturday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
$20 per project,
 does not include Arboretum admission.


Saturday, July 20, 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
$20 per project,
 does not include Arboretum admission.

 
Saturday, July 20, 2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
$20 per project
does not include Arboretum admission.


Saturday, July 20, 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 
$20 per project,
 does not include Arboretum admission.

Felted Flowers for Spring

125-05-04-19
Saturday, May 4
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Leslie Granbeck, Minneapolis-based feltmaker and instructor whose classes are full of color, creativity and adventure, www.fiberenvy.net

Level
All levels 
Supplies
All felting materials provided. Bring from home: 2-3 old hand towels, an old bath towel, apron (optional), plastic bag to carry home wet items, and a bag lunch

Discover the magic of several different styles of feltmaking! Create colorful felted flowers and leaves using soft wool fibers and a little soapy water. Add dyed silk for detail and a beautiful sheen. You can combine several blossoms on a spring wreath, make flowers with stems for a bouquet, pin your flowers to a hat or use them to adorn packages. If you would like your flowers to be attached to a wreath, please bring your own 14-inch or larger wreath.

Note that lunch is not included; please bring a bag lunch from home.

Limit 12, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Inside a Plant Lab

$69 member/$99 non-member, 
includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
register


Create-Your-Own Air Plants in Corks Mini Workshop

Select a session
Saturday, June 22, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 150-06-22-19
Saturday, June 22, 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 150-06-22-19-01
Saturday, August 10, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 150-08-10-19
Saturday, August 10, 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 150-08-10-19-01
Saturday, August 10, 2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. 150-08-10-19-02
Saturday, August 10, 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 150-08-10-19-03
Laura Vogel, Adult Education Programs Manager, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Discover a unique gem to add to your houseplant collection! The genus Tillandsia, or air plants, are a specialized type of plant native to the Americas. They do not require soil to survive, making them a great conversation piece for your home and a suitable live subject for endless artistic displays! The experience will take a half-hour or less. You will:
  • Visit to the nearby Conservatory for a quick introduction to air plants
  • Learn care guidelines- they still need water and light, even if they're not planted in soil!
  • Choose from an assortment of mini (approx 1 inch) Tillandsia
  • Follow along step-by-step as you build your own display of 3 Tillandsia mounted on corks, for display on an indoor magnetic surface or tabletop 
  • Receive a helpful care sheet 
Limit 8, Snyder Building - Snyder Lobby
$20 per project, does not include Arboretum admission. Walk-in registration based on availability; first-come, first-served.

Saturday, June 22, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
$20 per project,
 does not include Arboretum admission.


Saturday, June 22, 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
$20 per project,
 does not include Arboretum admission.


Saturday, August 10, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m
$20 per project, 
does not include Arboretum admission.


Saturday, August 10, 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
$20 per project,
 does not include Arboretum admission.


Saturday, August 10, 2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
$20 per project,
 does not include Arboretum admission.


Saturday, August 10, 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m
$20 per project,
 does not include Arboretum admission.


Bent Willow Furniture

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Level
All levels, especially beginners!
Supplies
ALL WILLOW SUPPLIES INCLUDED!
See below for basic tools to bring from home.

Bim Willow, Bent Willow Artisan and Author

Bim Willow is coming back to the Arboretum in a tricked-out bus full of willow and you will not want to miss it! Bent willow furniture was an early American craft that is making a strong comeback. Bim is an experienced artist in this medium, and will walk you step-by-step through the willow project of your choice, resulting in a beautiful bent willow piece within a matter of a few hours--really! You will never feel more proud of the furniture building skills you didn't know you had.

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