Ornamental Plaster Sculpting, Mural Painting, Faux Finishing, and Imaginative Interior Design.

Ornamental Plaster Sculpting, Mural Painting, Faux Finishing, and Imaginative Interior Design.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Cast Concrete Garden Leaf Class

You've probably seen these leaves in your friend's garden, at art and craft shows, in garden centers, or seen the directions in magazines, and you thought "I could make that." But did you ever make it? No. It's still on the list of fun ideas to try, and if you reexamine that list, you will find that macrame plant hangers are still on there from 1974 (retro is in, so you could bring that back to the top.) Life is short, do fun stuff NOW!

The leaf class will be this Friday, June 5th, at 6:00 and 7:30.

Cost is $20, which includes two leaves. Additional leaves can be made for $5 each, space, time and materials permitting.

You will need to bring a pair of rubber gloves, and a few large heavily veined leaves, such as Hosta or Rhubarb. If you don't have any leaves that you like, don't worry, we will have some there.

Instead of doing this outdoors, here at my place, we'll hold this class over the river and up the hill, at T.C. and Carol's shop, which is set up with nice work tables, not to mention a roof, in case of rain. Their address is 10477 182nd street, Belle Plaine, if you want to mapquest the directions. From Belle Plaine, you simply turn off of Main at John's Mobil (wave at Kenny, the mechanic who keeps Dawn-Marie "Drive-It-Till-It-Dies" Quinche on the road), and stay on 25 down the hill (WATCH THE SPEED LIMIT HERE), across the bridge, and up the hill around the curve. Soon after the road levels out and narrows back to two lanes, take a right onto county road 14. It's just a short distance to 182nd, where you will see Fogarty's place on your left.

I do need a head and leaf count, so please call me or email to confirm. (952)873-4493, or artistinwonderland@frontiernet.net.

This really is a super easy project, so put aside your inhibitions and come play in the mud, grown-up style! It doesn't take very long, so it might be a fun start to your date night or girls night out. The leaves will need to dry 48 hours before moving, so we will discuss options to pick them up at Fogarty's, my place, or store them until the next Nest Feathers boutique.