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.
This event will be half social chats with a bunch of like minded queer people and half fun, educational and interactive workshop.
All workshops are taught by queers, for queers.
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 sphagnum 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.
- Wheelchair Accessible Venue
- Gender Neutral Bathrooms
- Quiet Spaces
- Discounted Early Bird Tickets
- Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
- Auslan Interpreted Upon Request
Who will be teaching?
Maddy (she/her) is a crafty hobbyist based in Naarm who has a big heart for colour and expression. She enjoys working with all sorts of materials and mediums, and repurposing everyday items into expressions of art and fashion. As a musician, these wonky and not-so-wonky creations often find their way onto stages around Melbourne.
Maddy enjoys carving and printing linocuts, paper collage, and combining the two. She also enjoys gardening, especially getting her hands dirty!
Any other questions or ways we can assist with accessibility? Just shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.