Workshop Fun – Oh, What Fun We Had!

4 Comments

Next month is our first workshop of the 2016 year with JEM’S Horticulture and Floral Design where we will have fun creating Valentine’s Day themed floral arrangements in containers with fresh flowers.

But before I talk more on that, I wanted to do a “flashback” of last year’s Wind-chimes Making Class which was held in April 2015.

Oh, what fun we had!

Windchimes Workshop_0005

This group of ladies are related as sisters, sister in laws, etc. After they made their wind chimes, they headed out for another event. What a nice way to spend time with relatives.

Each workshop attendee selected a unique wind-chimes topper to work with, which were furnished by our guest speaker that day, Laura Sinsigallo of Timefliesbylauralie. They were vintage and salvaged items such as the garden trowel and forks.

Windchimes Workshop_0016

This is a photo of my sister, Lisa. She had her husband cut some copper tubing to use in her arrangement. It has the most wonderful sound, and drift wood was her choice of topper.

Windchimes Workshop_0001

Windchimes Workshop_0006

This is my friend, Rhonda. She also used drift wood and blue stones with a beach theme in mind for a special place she recently acquired – how nice. Part of the enjoyment of offering my workshops is knowing their hand crafted art goes to a special place by the attendees in their outdoor spaces. My wind-chime is hanging in my grow room and I love looking at it when the sun hits it!

Windchimes Workshop_0015

Windchimes Workshop_0014

Windchimes Workshop_0011

Also available and displayed during our workshop day was unique art by Laura Sinsigallo of Timefliesbylauralie. Laura is showcasing her art at many farmers markets and shows now – Look her up. I especially like the flower and animal themed works of art – That cow and chicken are cute.

Windchimes Workshop_0003

Laura brought lots of vintage pieces from bells to old keys, along with delicate beads for us to use that day – We really enjoyed it all.

Mother and Daughter teams have a great time at our workshops, along with friends and clients.

We hope you will check out our programs for 2016 listed above under WORKSHOP DATES and NATURE WITH ART CLASS PROGRAMS.

Up Next:

On February 6, 2016 we offer our first workshop on Floral Design. We have 9 attendees so far and can fit more – Don’t be shy if you would like to join us. You may sign up here or via Facebook.

Cost is $45 pp and includes fresh flowers, florist foam, tape, mechanics, and instruction where you will make a floral arrangement/design in a unique container of 8″ in diameter.

You may bring your own container if you wish or purchase one from our instructors the day of the workshop. More details are posted here on the blog’s menu bars, and on Container Crazy CT’s Facebook page under EVENTS.

Registration and payment is required in advance by Jan 20th of this month. A special Guest Instructor Feature will be posted very soon as well so you can learn more about our instructors.

workshop phot

Gift Cards are Available

And, just a reminder, we have Gift Cards available if you wish to treat a special someone to a day of workshop fun this year for their Birthday or other special occasion. Spending time crafting is a great way to say I love you! Especially on Valentine’s Day.

Happy Friday Everyone,

Cathy Testa

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Workshop Fun – Oh, What Fun We Had!

  1. Wish I were living close to all of you and could participate in a fun class like chime making. Creative people thrive on sharing space with other creative folks. Look at the fine results of ‘playing together.’ I am with you in spirit in Feb. when the next class takes place. Enjoy!

    Liked by 1 person

    • I would love to have you attend as well if you were able to do so! I like what you wrote about ‘creative people thrive on sharing space’ and I agree. Magic happens at my workshops – I am always impressed and surprised by how attendees which claim they are “not-crafty” end up making amazing creations once they learn how to and also feel inspired in the workshop room. My workshops are something which have become a gift to me. I felt like Mrs. Claus at the Holiday One, perhaps I’ll feel like cupid at the Floral Design workshop coming up. LOL! Cath

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s