Capture the artful ways of nature by casting some of its leafy treasures in concrete (espe

Capture the artful ways of nature by casting some of its leafy treasures in concrete (espe

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Create Your Own Concrete Leaf Casting

  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Capture the artful ways of nature by casting some of its leafy treasures in concrete (especially those beautiful hosta leaves). These "sculptures" preserve the graceful shapes, intricate vein patterns and curving margins of the leaves. Concrete leaf castings are beautiful, inexpensive and fun to make. You can display them as decorative garden accents, use them as a surface for holding birdseed; or as a gift for a special friend. Best of all, the casting weathers elegantly, softening around the edges to become more picturesque with age. We provide a great selection of leaves and all the materials you'll need. Your leaf casting will cure for seven days, and then, one week later, you'll return to "unmold" your creation, clean it and paint it if you choose.

Cost: $25/person; $22.50 for Gardening in Orange County (GOC) subscribers. Space is limited to 12 participants, so please register early to avoid disappointment. Please wear old clothing as you will be working with concrete. Registration deadline is June 6, 2017. Please contact Debbie at 845-344-1234 or dal53@cornell.edu for more information. Sorry, no refunds, if you can't attend please send someone in your place.

Fee

$25/person. GOC subscribers $22.50.

Learn More

http://weblink.donorperfect.com/leaf_casting_2017

Contact

Debbie Lester
Community Horticulture Educator and Master Gardener Coordinator
dal53@cornell.edu

Location

18 Seward Avenue, Suite 300 (Third Floor)
Middletown, New York 10940-1919