Hypertufa Birdbath Workshop
August 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm$35
Craft your own rustic bird-attracting garden focal point!
Saturday. August 18th
Room 11 at Sierra 2 Center
Fee: $35/ person
Advanced Registration Required; Attendance is limited to 15 students.
Dive into the exciting world of hypertufa art by hand-crafting your own unique birdbath. The hypertufa mixture is an affordable medium for crafting garden decorations, pots and sculptures that are natural-looking and lightweight! Join Joe Triglia of Tufarock Design as he guides you through crafting, curing and sealing your creation. Whether you design a smooth, modern bowl or a rustic, free-form shape, your birdbath will be a uniquely designed piece of art to be enjoyed by people and birds alike!
All materials are included. Please come dressed in clothes that can get dirty, as you’ll be working with a cement-like mixture with your hands.
This one’s for the birds!
As we all know, Sacramento summers are hot and dry! Adding a small water feature to your backyard for local birds to cool off in and re-hydrate is important! Some tips for your bird bath:
- Add smooth stones to your birdbath for the birds to rest on while they drink, preen and bathe.
- Set up your bird bath in a shady spot in your garden so the water stays cool when the temperatures rise.
- Invest in a solar powered bubbler or wiggler to circulate the water and prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs.
- Clean birdbaths regularly with a mild bleach mixture to kill any bacteria and prevent birds (and other animals) from contracting diseases.
Joe Triglia is our go-to instructor for our plant workshops. He is a Sacramento-based maker and owner of Tufarock Design, located in West Sacramento. For the past five years he has been sharing his knowledge of hypertufa crafting in workshops and tutorials throughout Northern California.
We also take registration over the phone at (916) 452-3005 or in the Sierra 2 Center office.