Make A Marimo Moss Ball Aquarium

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Event Overview

Marimo Moss is a rare type of living green algae that's native to Japan. They get their round shape from rolling across the bottom of lakes with the tides. Marimo Moss are considered good luck and a symbol of everlasting love, making them great gifts for your friends and loved ones. Marimo Moss make a great low-maintenance pet for the home and office, since the only care they require is occasional water changes and low light.

In this class you will make your own Marimo Moss aquariums. You will also learn about the Marimo and how to take good care of them. Aquariums will be customizable with your choice of lightbulb and corked bottles, as well as choice of gradient including homemade sea glass and pebbles. Class price includes one aquarium with one marimo. Upgrades and additional marimo will be available. 

Drop in and take as long as you need. We will serve light refreshments. 


Afterward enjoy other activities in 40 west arts for First Friday! 
Check out ALL ITS OWN storefront where the class will be held!

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William Haggerty

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William, maker of all its own, has the passion to restore and re-imagine objects to create new goods. His creations take inspiration from the natural and the spiritual world, offering goods that inspire others and help the world. Most objects William works with are found or recycled in order to give new value when it may have been missing. His main interests include crafting with houseplants, concrete, jewelry, up-cycled decor, and homemade paper.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Maresa H.
    Reviewed on 06/23/16

    So much fun! Relaxing and so different and creative! Well educated instructor who provided lots of information! I loved my time in class...and, Burt and Ernie (my Marino moss balls) are adjusting well and thriving in their new home!

    So much fun! Relaxing and so different and creative! Well educated instructor who provided lots of information! I loved my time in class...and, Burt and Ernie (my Marino moss balls) are adjusting well and thriving in their new home!

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    Olivia G.
    Reviewed on 04/01/16

    Great Class! It was so much fun learning about Marimo balls. The instructor was super nice and his shop was adorable. Thanks again for the great time!

    Great Class! It was so much fun learning about Marimo balls. The instructor was super nice and his shop was adorable. Thanks again for the great time!

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    Kaitlin L.
    Reviewed on 02/15/16

    We purchased this class as a Valentine's "day date", and I am so glad we did! William was so sweet and accommodating, and very knowledgeable on the topic of Moss balls. I have a 'black thumb' and have managed to kill every houseplant I've ever owned. He made me feel very competent to raise and care for a moss ball by giving great oral instructions and supplying me with a business card with a link to typed out instructions. He brought some really great supplies for us to use; like sand-blasted glass, river pebbles, funky glass bottles, and these SUPER cute bottle pendants. I fell in love with two moss balls, named them Mon Petit and Mon Amor, (William insists; they're living organisms and should be treated like pets!), and created two awesome aquariums (one pendant, one mini milk-bottle). The pendant was an extra $15 in addition to the $20 for the class which I thought was fair, considering the supplies were such good quality. At the end, we got to bag them up with tissue paper and a cute paper bag with handles. It was gift-ready by the time I was finished. I'll definitely be back for William's next class!

    We purchased this class as a Valentine's "day date", and I am so glad we did! William was so sweet and accommodating, and very knowledgeable on the topic of Moss balls. I have a 'black thumb' and have managed to kill every houseplant I've ever owned. He made me feel very competent to raise and care for a moss ball by giving great oral instructions and supplying me with a business card with a link to typed out instructions. He brought some really great supplies for us to use; like sand-blasted glass, river pebbles, funky glass bottles, and these SUPER cute bottle pendants. I fell in love with two moss balls, named them Mon Petit and Mon Amor, (William insists; they're living organisms and should be treated like pets!), and created two awesome aquariums (one pendant, one mini milk-bottle). The pendant was an extra $15 in addition to the $20 for the class which I thought was fair, considering the supplies were such good quality. At the end, we got to bag them up with tissue paper and a cute paper bag with handles. It was gift-ready by the time I was finished. I'll definitely be back for William's next class!

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