12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
1-Day Workshop $60
Jennifer will explain the steps on how to build an open or closed terrarium, depending on the class chosen. In this workshop, the students will learn which are the best plants suited for the glass container to create a thriving environment. Everyone will get a chance to choose their glass container out of an eclectic selection. Once they have chosen the container, they will each collect the materials needed to begin building the terrarium. There will be guided instructions and room for error. The idea is to have fun and enjoy the process. Each terrarium will have its own character and style depending on the amount of creativity and effort put into the plant's new home. Once it is built, we can then add a miniature to add some color or story to the terrarium.
The students will have a chance to take a group photo and share their creation. Everyone will take their project home. Jennifer will be passing out care tips for your terrarium so there is no confusion on how to care for your little slice of nature. Lastly but not least, there will be freshly baked cookies from the boutique available for purchase.
All supplies will be provided! Just bring an open mind and positive attitude.
About the Instructor:
Jennifer Vasallo (b. Queens, NY, 1985) is a self-taught artist who uses her natural born skillset to create paintings with a personal meaning. She discovered her passion while in the pursuit of an outlet to deal with her mental health struggles. Art has become her coping mechanism. Jennifer is an emerging artist who is determined to share with the viewer how using art, intuitively, can change one's sense of awareness and emotional state. In creating such works, she has found a place to heal and find her voice when words aren't enough. Jennifer explains in her work how we can find beauty within the darkest moments throughout life if we are simply willing to pay close attention.
Her primary mediums are oil and acrylic but also enjoys experimenting with plants and anything she can get her hands on. Adding a splash of life onto canvas, walls, shoes, accessories, and clothing. She even experiments heavily on furniture. Upcycling antique, one-of-a-kind pieces, where she is free to express her creative side and bring life to these classic overlooked gems. She is the creative mind behind all the furniture transformations at The Farms Vintage Boutique. After losing her beloved father in a sudden horse accident, she developed a passion for building live terrariums where she uses nature as her main inspiration. Jennifer encourages others to step into nature to find peace & heal from any difficulty we are faced with throughout life. Jennifer is always finding new ways to create and wants to help others find their creative inner child, this brings meaning to her.