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Tiny Terrariums: Out of the Bottle workshop offered at UICA

UICA's Quirkshop Series focuses this week on hanging gardens called Kokedama. Workshops are August 14 and 15.

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Additional Information:

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts:2 Fulton WestGrand Rapids, MI 49503

616 454 7000


Gallery Hours:

Mon | Closed
Tues - Thurs | 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Fri - Sat | 12:00 - 9:00 PM
Sun | 12:00 - 7:00 PM

As a part of the UICA’s Quirkshop Series, a Tiny Terrarium: Out of the Bottle workshops will be held from 7-9 p.m. on August 14 and 15.

Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members and can be purchased online before the workshop, with a maximum of 30 spots to fill.

Taylor Greenfield, UICA Volunteer and Rental Manager, and Kayla Thompson, Ceramics and Education Assistant, will lead the Quirkshop Series. The workshops are inspired by project trends circulating in the DIY and art worlds. 

Previously, the series featured building bottled terrariums with artist Ashley Lieber. This particular workshop will focus on green globes called Kokedama, perfect decorations for patios or gardens.

“This kind of terrarium is a type of hanging garden, incorporating soil, moss and small plants. They are also known as "string gardens" or Japanese Moss Balls,” says Greenfield.

The workshops encourage embracing your quirky side. No art experience is needed.

“We have a buffet of supplies for guests, making it easy and fun to get their hands dirty and get arty. We take advantage of certain trends in the DIY world, which is a great way to get people engaged,"  says Greenfield. "I have participated in Quirkshops in the past, and it is always super fun to teach them as well. UICA is committed to providing creative experiences for everyone, artist or not.”

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