Origami in the Garden Classes

All Ages: Free (with admission) Programs



Plant Maker Studio Basil

FREE Drop-in Garden Origami Folding Station

Saturdays & Sundays, June - September 2018, drop-in between noon - 4 p.m.
FREE with gate admission
ALL AGES Fold your own garden themed origami to talk home. What will you create; flower, leaf, acorn, or a bird? Hands-on origami projects are self-guided.

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Gardening Classes

FREE Drop-in PlantMaker Studio: Blooming Branches Ink Painting

Saturdays & Sundays, June - July 2018, drop-in between noon - 4 p.m.
FREE with gate admission
ALL AGES Be inspired by Chinese and Japanese ink brush paintings of plants to create your own mini masterpiece. We will examine branches, tree trunks, and tree blossoms, to inform our ink branch and blossom paintings.

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Exquisite Orchids in Pastel

FREE Drop-in PlantMaker Studio: Hand-Made Plant Paper

Saturdays & Sundays, August - September 2018, drop-in between noon - 4 p.m.
FREE with gate admission
ALL AGES Create hand-made paper out of Arboretum plants to take home! Use our diverse plant palette including; colorful flower petals, fragrant herbs, and plants known for their strong fibers.

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Adults: Fee-Based Programs

 


Exquisite Orchids in Pastel

Create-Your-Own Kokedama: A 30 minute Drop-in Mini Workshop

Kokedama is a Japanese variant of bonsai, in which live moss is essentially used as a container for another plant. These moss balls can hold many types of houseplants, from ferns to orchids. They are equally beautiful displayed on a table or suspended by your window and are easy to care for.

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Exquisite Orchids in Pastel

Shinrin-yoku at the Arboretum

Enjoy the tranquility and well-being of Shinrin-yoku, a Japanese mindfulness practice that invites nature to be your healer. Through guided awareness exercises, you will awaken all your senses and calm your mind.

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Exquisite Orchids in Pastel

Sumi-e: Ink Painting Summer Splendor

Saturday, June 9, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Spring and summer bring dazzling flowers and birds to Minnesota. Learn to paint irises and egrets in the sumi-e way.

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Japanese Sogetsu Ikebana

Saturday, June 23, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Explore the meditative, artistic Sogetsu School style of flower arrangement as you create a unique design to take home and enjoy long after class concludes.

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Through the Lens: Capturing the Art of the Japanese Garden

Wednesday, August 22, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Join photographer David Cobb as he discusses the art and design of Japanese gardens through a virtual tour of his beautiful images. Learn how to really see the Japanese garden- from a unified whole down to the smallest details- and how to photograph their unique beauty through the seasons.

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Exquisite Orchids in Pastel

Beginning Asian Brush Painting

Saturday, September 8, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Inspired by the Arboretum’s  “Origami in the Garden” exhibition, learn about traditional Asian painting, calligraphy, and even a little bit of tai chi will be practiced to change breath and improve energy.

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All Ages: Fee-Based Programs

Exquisite Orchids in Pastel

Paper, Art, and Plants: One-Hour Experience for GROUPS

Create hand-made paper out of Arboretum plants to take home! Use our diverse plant palette including; colorful flower petals, fragrant herbs, and plants known for their strong fibers.

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Kids: Fee-Based Programs

Exquisite Orchids in Pastel

STEM Studio Day Camp

Develop problem-solving skills using LEGO™ bricks, microscopes and a wide variety of other materials to conduct imaginative experiments.

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Arboretum 60th Anniversary