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Ink & Stem: Design a Succulent Centerpiece

  • The Lyons Farmette 4121 Ute Highway Lyons, CO, 80503 United States (map)

Come savor a summer evening on the farm! We will play with gorgeous fresh succulents and take some time to write and reflect. We will use fun, open-ended writing and art to awaken and explore our creative soul. Attendees will design a 6-inch pot with unique succulents to take home and enjoy.

About the Instructor

Christine Bayles Kortsch, Ph.D. is a homebody with a gypsy soul. She is the author of Dress Culture in Late Victorian Women’s Fiction, as well as essays on backyard chickens and wilderness camping. You may have read her essay on backyard chickens in 5280 Magazine last summer! Christine teaches literature and writing at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and the University of Baltimore. She is a gentle and enthusiastic teacher with a deep passion for gathering people together and inspiring them to chase the beauty and goodness in their everyday lives. Read more about Christine and her Ink & Stem Workshops at

What’s Included

   2 hours of personalized instruction on succulent design and care as well as reflective writing. This workshop is all about joy and freedom from your inner critic, so come ready to play!
   all materials and tools for planting except a 6-inch pot of your choice. (See below.)

What to Bring

•   a pot of your choice (no larger than 6 inches in diameter at the opening). A drainage hole is optional. I will also have a variety of pots available for purchase at the event.
   journal and pen
   a small object. You will use this object to introduce yourself by answering the question, How does this object illustrate something you love to do?
   any small objects you want to incorporate in your succulent design (optional). Previous students have brought small shells, sticks, or stones.
   gardening gloves and apron/smock (optional)
   an open heart

If you forget any of this stuff, no worries. I’ll have back-ups. Come as you are!

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