Upcoming Retreats

Portland, OR 2022 FALL - October 19-26, 2022

Portland, OR 2023 - April 11 - April 18, 2023

Portland, OR 2022 FALL Registration is NOW OPEN

Moss ball/Kokedama

Weina Dinata
1:30-4:30
Wed AFT Oct 26

[back to quicklinks]
$ 95  

You’ll learn how to create and care for a striking and unique Japanese art of bonsai without a container called moss ball or kokedama. Kokedama, translated as moss ball, is a form of bonsai in Japan; it’s also called Poor Man’s Bonsai.

Creating Kokedama is about being present and mindful, it’s about honoring and reflecting on the Japanese principle and design sense of Wabisabi—an appreciation of the imperfections and impermanence of natural beauty. The characteristics of Wabisabi include simplicity, warmth, earthiness, irregularity, roughness, and acceptance. The workshop includes all the materials for assembling your moss ball, a step-by-step breakdown of the process, and helpful care tips for keeping your creation happy and healthy. During the workshop you can also decide to make a hanging or table-top version.
Last but not least, you’ll also learn the difference between native and non-native including tropical plants, in relation to our habitat. You will walk away feeling empowered with information about native plants & resources to become a steward for our habitat!  
 

Materials Fee $20  paid at beginning of class includes:

• PNW native woodland for outdoor or tropical plant for indoor
• Organic soil + bonsai mix
• Preserved sheet moss
• Metal ring
• Waxed thread, decorative strings, fishing line & beads (optional)
• A hand-out of important information about native plants, tips, resources, and care instruction
Please email Weina with your choice between native (outdoor) or tropical (indoor) plants.  weina@poppyandfinch.com
 


Click here for a printable page

Proud Sponsors for Art & Soul

For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

Runaway Art and Craft Studio

Runaway Art and Craft Studio is our onsite store and sponsor for Portland, OR Retreats.
Visit Runaway Art and Craft Studio...