What’s it all about?
Kokedama is an ancient Japanese botanical art like bonsai or ikebana art. The word ‘Kokedama’ means ‘moss ball’ in Japanese as they are plants living in freestanding balls of moss-covered soil instead of pots. Kokedama are a beautiful way to bring greenery into your home and are ideal for apartments or flats with minimal space.
In this class, we will learn how to make them and take home your own kokedama creation.
What will we cover?
We will learn the whole process of making kokedama from how to make the soil balls and cover them with the spagnum moss to how to wrap them around with colourful yarn or twine and hang them at home. We’ll learn a little about what plants to use and how to take care of our kokedama so they last.
Who will be teaching?
Artist Marloes Bakker-Marsden teaches a variety of mediums at community centres, retirement communities and other locations, including in her own studio space, sharing her skills and passions with others in a light hearted and fun way that makes the experience totally enjoyable and rewarding for everyone involved.
She also used to run a successful event company which taught her many skills from floral arrangements and decoration to terrariums and silver smithing.