R-3A Kusamono (Accent Plantings)

Sunday Afternoon - ‘A’ Session - 1:30-3:00pm, 1.5 hours
8 participants, $45

 

The art of kusamono has developed throughout history alongside bonsai.  The term kusamono translates literally as 'grass thing'.  The term originally referred to small, potted grasses used as accent plants in bonsai displays. Recently, kusamono has developed into an art form all its own consisting of arrangements of grasses and flowers in unique pots or trays designed to suggest a season or place.  In this workshop you will be able to select your pot from a collection of ceramic, 'found' objects or an original signed tuna can (you’d be surprised!) and pair it with native perennial plants to make a unique planting with 'Mochikomi' (maturity). The workshop will be led by award winning artist Greg Brenden. Greg is a true artist of many mediums, known for his creative designs and displays.  His accents were used by the Pacific Bonsai Museum for the 'Decked Out' exhibit summer 2016, and are currently on display at the Portland Japanese Garden in the new expansion area.  Be ready to be shown just how much fun one can have thinking outside the norm. All materials provided by Greg, but bring scissors and tweezers.

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