We’ll meet outside Martha’s Coffee on Cortland Avenue in Bernal Heights and walk across the street to my workshop studio space together. From there, we'll spend 1.5 hours together and explore different kinds of greenery (may include herbs, aromatherapy branches and floral stems) to choose from for creating your simple modern decorative wreath. Please email in advance if you'd like to request something specific you're looking to include. Both dried and fresh (when available and in season) will be provided, as well as learning about the preservation process of branches and stems. I offer support both in creating balance and harmony of how the process of building the wreath with artistic components can be both an expression and therapeutic process, as well as provide insight as to traditional uses and herbal remedies for the plants I source locally from farmers, the SF flower mart and my own garden. I hope to creatively inspire your connection with nature and learning more about plants during this DIY make and take memory of SF a more sustainable souvenir together.
Inspired by nature, I have lead outdoor experiences, Yoga: Nature as Healer with a Guide, edible wild foraging and have been a health and wellness educator all over Sonoma County and SF since landing back in the Bay Area in 2009. I even received a Bay Area Green Business Award in 2015 for my own entrepreneurial health and wellness company! My creative passion from when I had an art studio space in Sonoma County blended with my health educator work brought this experience together for me. I look forward to sharing how plants, creativity, and the energetic qualities of a circle of health can uplift your spirit as well as your home!
Metal hoop, mixed greenery (ie: herbs, branches and/or flowers), wire, scissors, string/tie for hanging
The experience will be in my studio workshop space where there is a large table with seating and shelves for personal items. All supplies are provided and you are welcome to bring items to put in your wreath. It has a nice open air feel when the garage door is up and natural lighting during the day. Evening I have market lights strung around the ceiling and depending on the wind/weather, it may be breezy/cooler so please dress in layers.
No previous art experience necessary. If you are planning to fly with your wreath outside the continental US, please check with local laws, as it may have fresh greenery, however does not contain soil. Shipping may be an option, please email me in advance to confirm. Additional cost may apply.
Herbal Wreath Make and Take