Learn to make garden ornaments with Portland cement at two workshops scheduled at Cypress Gardens July 24-25. The Hypertufa Workshop is Wednesday morning 9 A.M to 11:30 A.M. Learn how to make molds and mix tufa cement. Students will make a stepping stone and a flower pot that will end up looking like old tufa stoneware. Return Thursday 9 AM to 1 PM to unmold your projects and learn concrete carving and finishing techniques. $35. Limited to 15 students.
On Wednesday afternoon learn the art of Sand-Casting Leaves. Using real leaves collected from Cypress Gardens as molds. Wednesday 1 PM to 3 PM mix Portland cement and cast 4 leaves. Return Thursday 1 PM to 3 PM to unmold your leaves and learn to trim and paint them. Large leaves make great bird baths and small leaves make good soap dishes or wall art. $25 Limited to 18 students.
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