What you'll do
Together, we will create a beautiful concrete planter from scratch using silicone molds and we will also use a pre-made planter and plant a cute succulent in it, from our large collection of succulents! At the end, each guest will have two lovely planters! One you take home right away with a planted succulent in it and the other you collect after a week of drying or it can be mailed to you for a small fee. We start off by putting on an apron and gloves (as we will work with concrete and pigment), review the materials and handling instructions, followed by an introduction to the tools and equipment, and then select from a variety of molds. You have the option of traditional grey concrete or mixing it up by using a bone white concrete, perhaps adding a bit of colour pigment to it for a marbled or gradient look! I will guide you through the mixing and pouring stages along with the techniques needed to get your desired look. We then use a pre-made planter and plant a succulent in it with all the ideal materials for it to thrive! After the concrete has set in 24hrs, I’ll finish your planter with a gentle sanding if needed, seal it and attach rubber feet to protect your table.
To see more pictures of the workshop, go to @jomostudio on Instagram. Check out our Make Your Own Concrete Coasters Workshop, too! https://www.airbnb.ca/experiences/381155. I use my dental laboratory background making thousands of high precision pours and appliances for orthodontists along with my positive energy, artistic spirit and love for succulents to help you create your masterpiece. With tips and tricks of the trade, your concrete planter will look divine! Working with concrete, pigments and other fun materials are second nature to me! Alternative dates/times/sizes can be accommodated upon request.
Non-alcoholic drinks such as carbonated Perrier water.
Supplies and a succulent PPE, concrete mix, pigment, spatula, mixing bowl, oscillator, silicone mold, soil, akadama, pre-made…
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Where you'll be
We will conduct the workshop in our new space at stackt market at 28 Bathurst Street! Metered parking is on site and the entrance to the parking is 3 Tecumseth Street. Designed entirely out of shipping containers, at stackt you'll engage in new experiences, find new products and form new perceptions. Come early to enjoy the other shops, cafes and brewery, too!
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 12 guests ages 5 and up can attend.
No matter your experience working with the materials, know that there isn't anything a bit more powder or water can't fix! I'll be with you every step of the way. Mandarin offered evenings & weekends.
Succulent & Concrete Planter Workshop