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The Art of Japanese Kokedama

The Japanese art of kokedama, literally translates to moss ball, and is a ball of soil covered in moss, which holds an ornamental plant. Also referred to as the 'poor man's bonsai," kokedama is a combination of nearai bonsai meaning 'no pot'  and kusamono meaning 'grass-like' planting styles. These living art objects are popular in Japan adorning small spaces hanging or nested on a table. They are generally made with shady-loving plants and require regular watering.

Learn how to make your own drought tolerant succulent kokedama for your home or garden, taught by artist, Cecelia Azhderian of Succulent Tea. These garden sculptures are made up of an individual succulent artfully wrapped with twine to create a pot-less plant. This Japanese form of bonsai has been appropriated to include succulents and thrive in our California climate. With proper care the kokedama will last for months or even years (care instructions will be included). All materials are natural and will deteriorate and biodegrade over time. The kokedamas look appealing hanging or nested. They do well inside the home or outside in a sunny or shady spot depending upon the plant and climate.

In this 3 hour workshop each participant will choose their own succulents and twine from options provided, learn how to put the piece together, as well as finish it with a couple of different wrapping techniques. Each participant will take home 3 succulent kokedama creations of their own making.

Ages: Teen to Adult
Dates: Saturday, Dec 7, 2019
Hours: 9:30 - noon
Location: The Lyceum
Instructor: Cecelia Azhderian
Class size: Limited to 8 students
Fee: $35

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SoulCollage® and Spirit Animals
Later Event: January 8
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