S9 - Hypertufa for the Garden - Aug 10, 2018


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S9 - Hypertufa for the Garden - Aug 10, 2018

Dates: Aug 10, 2018

Class Times: Fri 11am-4pm

Instructor: Bonnie Gale

Open Studio: None

In this fun and messy one-day class, students will make several different hypertufa (false stone) shallow troughs as well as many garden ornaments. Hypertufa is a mix of Portland Cement®, sand and peat moss which can be molded on the inside or outside of a rigid shape. Hypertufa troughs help alpine plants over-winter and add interesting texture to the garden. The workshop will start with a PowerPoint presentation. Students will then make two basic troughs each, one inside and one outside a provided form. Students will then have a choice of garden ornaments, including stepping stones, toadstools, bird baths, wall plant plaques and others. Color and embellishments will be explored in the trough making and ornaments. Students need to dress for the mess. A list of simple supplies to bring to class will be provided. Class hours are 11am to 4pm.

Material Cost: $75

About the Instructor:

Bonnie Gale has been a traditional willow basketmaker and willow artist for the past 33 years. With degrees from the University of Manchester, MIT and SUNY-ESF, she engages in spatial design and containment. In the last 8 years, she has been building living willow structures. Her work has been published in House and Garden, Vogue Living, Early American Life and Fiber Arts magazines. In 1999, she was awarded a NYFA Artist Fellowship and in April 2010, she appeared on the Martha Stewart Show. She wrote her first book “Living Willow Form” in 2014. Her main web site is www.bonniegale.com.

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