Upcycled Bottle Terrariums (BYOB & B)
Arts & DIY
Join local artist, Laura Mae Noble for a fun evening of drinking and art. Each guest will build one gorgeous, living terrarium in a glass bottle, with mosses and small plants selected for their ability to thrive in a terrarium environment with minimal, simple care. Terrarium supplies, including moss and small terrarium plants are provided. Students should bring their own clear glass vessel that is about 750 mL- an empty clear glass liquor or wine bottle is a great bet. A small selection of bottles will also be availble to choose from if you don't have one to bring.
This class is designed to encourage and empower exploration and further terrarium-building, for the benefit of plants, people, and planet alike! Great for any experience level. Those under 18 are welcome with one adult per youth.
Plant care instructions included, for a long, happy life of green goodness.
This is a BYOB&B event- Bring Your Own clear glass Bottle & Beverages. Save a bottle from the landfill, and make living art! Don't have a bottle? Don't fret! A small selection of bottles will be available to choose from. Adults over 21 are welcome to sip alcoholic beverages.
About the Instructor
Laura Mae Noble is a designer and teaching artist on faculty at SAIC. She runs a small planting design and terrarium company, Noble Terraria, located in Bucktown. She also has a private creative coaching practice, focusing on portfolio and personal development for creatives and design school hopefuls. She works in a variety of media, including illustration, drawing and painting, and designing with sustainable plantings and terrariums. Her home and studio are rich with various plants, and animals. Whether teaching or working with people, illustrating or drawing, or caring for plants and animals, the common theme in her work is life. Originally from Vermont, she has been living in Chicago since 2010. LMN loves this city, the big Lake, and the people that live around it. Life's good, and worth sharing!
Workshop Policies: Please review policies below before committing to a workshop.
You are welcome to bring your own 750mL spirit bottle. The bottle should be a clear liquor or wine bottle. Whiskey and bourbon bottles work great. If you don't have a bottle to bring, we will have a variety of bottles for you to choose from.
Adults over 21 are welcome to sip alcoholic beverages.
We will provide all of the materials and plants needed to make your terrarium and will have a selection of spirit bottles on hand for participants to use, if they don't bring their own.
If Rebuilding Exchange needs to cancel a workshop, we will notify you 24 before the class and give you the option of a refund or reschedule. If you are unable to attend your one-time workshop, email us 48-hours before the class starts. If you are unable to make your series class, email us one week before the class starts.
Our mission is to create a market for reclaimed building materials. We do this by diverting materials from landfills and making them accessible for reuse through our retail warehouse, by promoting sustainable deconstruction practices, by providing education and job training programs, and by creating innovative models for sustainable reuse.