Creative Art & Craft Classes, Courses, Workshops at the PCC

Beginners Basketry Workshop No. 3 BOOKED OUT

Tackling the war on waste at this third of 4 beginners basketry workshop, with Jodie Goldring. Tackle the War on Waste with Jodie Goldring who is a notorious gleaner that has a broad range of creative experiences to share. Learn how to use green waste from the garden to make a small to medium sized basket using the traditional basketry technique of twining. Twining is the twisting of two strands of flexible material around a vertical support. This technique creates shape as well as adds stability to baskets.

Materials will be provided as well as information about how to collect, dry and prepare your own plant material at home. This workshop will inspire you to transform plants pruned in the garden into treasured baskets that help tackle the growing war on waste. 
So, join us for a beginners’ basketry workshop at Plant Craft Cottage nestled in the RBGV Melbourne Gardens. No experience needed. All materials included. Suitable for both adults and teenagers.

When: Saturday 3 August 2019 - 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Plant Craft Cottage RBGV, Melbourne Gardens enter via H Gate
Cost: Friends $85     Non-Members $95 
Limit of 10 per workshop Morning tea and coffee provided. BYO Lunch.

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or phone Friends' office for Enquiries or bookings - 03 9650 6398 

Ikebana Workshop 

Experience the art of Ikebana, a traditional form of Japanese floristry. Join Lara Telford, Ikebana artist and teacher of Sogetsu School of Ikebana on this wonderful workshop. Evoke your creative spirit. With Ikebana you’ll learn new skills, find unexpected encounters with people and nature, experience a profound meditation, and see things you haven’t noticed before. You become more humble, practise to let go, realize that less is more. You are on a journey of Kadensho-the way of flowers.
 This workshop is broken into two parts and you will create two different arrangements to take home. You will explore Moribana style Ikebana producing both an upright and slanting forms. Moribana is one form of Ikebana and the term ‘Moribana’ means ‘piled up flowers’ providing the foundation for the creation of the floral piece. 
Your flowers, branches and oasis will be provided along with handouts to take home.  Please bring your own secateurs.
When: Saturday 10 August 10 am – 3 pm with 1 hour lunch break
Where: Plant Craft Cottage, RBGV Melbouren Gardens, enter via H Gate
Cost:  $120 members and $150 non-members
Bookings essential. Numbers limited

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or phone Friends' office for Enquiries or bookings - 03 9650 6398

Rainforest Terrarium Workshop 

Create a terrarium in the lovely surrounds of the Plant Craft Cottage
A terrarium is a beautiful way to keep plants indoors and decorate your space. A closed rainforest terrarium is a miniature ecosystem consisting of plants, stones, moss, other materials and figurines, crystals or ornaments for decoration. You will learn how to build a healthy ecosystem and maintain it for years to come.
You will leave with your own large terrarium and a head full of ideas on how you can make more!
What a great way to spend Winters day nestled deep in the Botanic Gardens at Plant Craft Cottage making your own mini-garden. 
When: Saturday 24 August 9.30am – 12.30pm
Where:  Plant Craft Cottage, RBGV, Melbourne Gardens, Enter via Gate H
Cost: Friends  $120 non members  $150
Booking essential as numbers are limited

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or phone Friends' office for Enquiries or bookings - 03 9650 6398

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