Get the look of a happy, healthy cactus
- without the maintenance! In this class, you will construct a paper plant that's easily mistaken for the real thing. Inspired by the beauty and simplicity of the Fishbone Cactus
plant template from the book "Handmade Houseplants" by Corrie Beth Hogg, you will use paper and patterns to create your own version of this geometric succulent plant. No watering necessary!Supply Kit Includes: - light green 8.5”x11” medium weight text 28lb paper (10 sheets per kit)- bone folder- 20 gauge green floral wire- (15 per kit)- x-acto knife- cut templates + student practice workbook printout
Equipment Needed in Addition to Kit:
- board to cut on (self-healing mat preferred) with newsprint/or paper
- spray adhesive (any brand)
- wire cutter
- 5-6” vessel
- crafters foam (to fill pot)
- masking tape
- gravel or ground cover of your choice
- potPlease note: Please select local pickup or shipping in the dropdown menu. Local Pickup will be at Rochester Brainery on June 18th from 4pm-7pm and June 19th from 10am-3pm. Students will work alongside the instructor to create and map out the template, talk about construction, and touch up final details for the duration of the class. Students will need to continue working outside the zoom class to finish the overall plant. The process may take up to 3 hours. This Fishbone Cactus is made up of 15 leaves in a 5” diameter pot. If you prefer a smaller pot, less leaves will be needed to fill the space. The approximate size of the finished paper plant is 14 inches high x 14 inches wide.
This class is appropriate for ages 14+.Location
:This class will take place online through Zoom. Links to Zoom classes will be sent out 1 hour prior to the start of class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or submit an email through our contact page.
Live transcription will be available during this class. If you would like to request an ASL interpreter, please fill out our contact form.
About the teacher:
Laura Cott is artist + owner of LaCott Fine Art
living and working in Western New York. Cott’s art is driven by natural surroundings and the visual storytelling of the interaction of light, line, and color. She works primarily with paint and non-traditional materials.
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