Terrarium Workshop with Alexscapes
From 2pm until 3:45pm
9 Wellington Street East, Brampton ON
Celebrate the beauty of nature by inviting a small piece of it into your home! Join Alexandra Vella from Alexscapes for an exciting terrarium making workshop. We will visit the exhibition In Her Garden and find inspiration in Amanda McCavour’s botanical garden. In this hands-on workshop, you will make your own terrarium, drawing from the concept of wabi-sabi, a Japanese tradition of finding beauty in imperfection, impermanence and change.
· Public: $60 +HST, Members: $51 +HST (price includes all supplies)
· Each person will go home with a glass vessel, a variety of plants (such as peperomia, string of turtles, asparagus fern, duckweed, terrestrial mosses), as well as a dragon stone and substrate from the Amazon
· Registration required, space is limited
· Recommended for ages 13 and up
· This program includes a tour of In Her Garden: Amanda McCavour and Jannick Deslauriers
Alexscapes terrariums are inspired by wabi-sabi, the Japanese tradition of finding beauty in imperfection, impermanence and change. Based in Toronto, Alexscapes is driven by the natural world and aims to recreate its most inspiring elements in the home. Specializing in terrariums and aquascaping, my goal is to create a sense of peace and calm for people living in an urban landscape. So much of aquascaping is trying to manipulate the natural world, but we are always at the will of growth and the constantly changing evolution of nature. Nature itself is wabi sabi and beautifully imperfect. Wabi: to live a pared down life in tune with nature, while the fluid life of whatever is planted in it, exemplifies Sabi: or the passage of time. Showcasing terrarium plants within minimalist glass vessels embraces the imperfections of nature as a way to highlight the beauty in objects with history and life, appreciating the minor details and taking time to slow down. Bringing the beauty of nature into the home adds a life full of soul, and a beauty that celebrates the impermanence and the incomplete. It means living in a way that appreciates the beauty and the details of the mundane and encourages us to stop and appreciate the small things in life that we have a tendency to overlook.