Sculpture & Sculpting
Classes & Workshops

Discover, learn, and practice your skills in 3-dimensions! Create beautiful and unique sculptural forms in a variety of mediums...all inspired by nature or using natural materials!

Peter Juhl

The Power of Balance: Stone Sculptures for your Garden

Select a session:
Saturday, April 27 (125-04-27-19-02)
9:30 a.m. - noon
Saturday, April 27 (125-04-27-19-03)
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 21 (125-09-21-19)
9:30 a.m. - noon

Peter Juhl, stone balancing artist,

No experience necessary
An assortment of practice rocks will be available to use during class

Get balanced! Dazzle your friends with a new skill that looks like magic and combines elements of meditation, sculpture, and performance art. Peter will explain simple techniques using shape, weight, and friction to create impossible looking balances using ordinary stones. You'll also gain insights on photographing your creations, learn about design and composition, and receive helpful tips on more advanced balancing. You'll leave grounded, refreshed, and able to repeat your balancing act in your own garden or anywhere with stones. You'll never look at stones in the same way again! This workshop is designed for adults; because a general understanding of gravity and physics is discussed, suggested minimum age for this class is 12.
Limit 24
register Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we will contact you if a spot opens!
Saturday, April 27 (125-04-27-19-02)
9:30 a.m. - noon
$42 member/$57 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom

1 Spot open!
Saturday, April 27 (125-04-27-19-02)
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$42 member/$57 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom


Saturday, September 21 (125-09-21-19)
9:30 a.m. - noon

$42 member/$57 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
McVay Learning Lab - Bee & Pollinator Center
EW LOCATION! Learning Center - Tree Place

Bent Willow Furniture

Saturday, August 3, 2019

All levels, especially beginners!
See below for basic tools to bring from home.

Bim Willow, Bent Willow Artisan and Author

Bim Willow is coming back to the Arboretum in a tricked-out bus full of willow and you will not want to miss it! Bent willow furniture was an early American craft that is making a strong comeback. Bim is an experienced artist in this medium, and will walk you step-by-step through the willow project of your choice, resulting in a beautiful bent willow piece within a matter of a few hours--really! You will never feel more proud of the furniture building skills you didn't know you had.

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Arboretum Members may invite non-members to attend a class with them at the discounted member rate! Simply register for all participants at the same time in the same order and select the "member" rate for each person at checkout.

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The best chance of being enrolled in a sold out class is to add your name to the waitlist. Click the orange "waitlist" button and complete the steps, or call 612-301-1210. There is no obligation to register if a spot opens. If the waitlist shows enough demand, additional class sessions may be added.

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