For us kokedama and kokedama making is a relaxing and sometimes spiritual activity. At work, they can be an alternate focus for a few minutes to disconnect from the sometimes wild place that we call work. A chance to break away, if only for a little while. At home, kokedama is a place to find peace and disconnect from the day. A focus on something that isn't ourselves; A way of returning to and reconnecting with the "real word".
In our workshops, we like to try to bring some of that philosophy to the class in the hopes that participants will be able to take a bit of it home with them afterwards.
Workshops usually run about 2 hours at a nice relaxed pace with the following format:
- Moss preparation & philosophy
- Plant preparation
- Soil & moss ball binding
- Kokedama care
An ideal space is one with a central work space where all participants can all see the instructor. Ten to fifteen participants works well. We have done larger workshops, but it can be hard for some people to see or hear instruction. A work surface should be stable, moisture and strain resistant or have a covering to protect the surface. Soil will inevitably make its way onto the floor and will require clean up at the end of the workshop. We will also need a sink or washroom where participants can clean up.
Kokedama! Provides all materials for workshops which includes the following items:
- Bark tray
- Nitrile gloves
- Working tray and tools
- Poly bags for taking kokedama home
Workshop fees cover all materials as well instruction. Minimum class size is 5 participants. However, with a class size of 10 or more, workshop hosts will receive 2 complementary workshop kits for themselves or thier staff.
If you think you'd like to host a workshop, let's chat. Email us at email@example.com or call +1-403-999-8618.