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Create Your Own Butterfly Tower or Yard Art Post

February 29 @ 10:00 am - March 1 @ 1:00 pm

February 29th, 2020 from 10am – 1pm
March 1st, 2020 from 1pm – 5pm
Instructor: Diana Winuk

You have seen them on display in our own BAY 3 Artisan Gallery and in your neighbor’s front lawns! Now join Diana Winuk in this two day workshop to design and create a unique 40” art post or Butterfly tower. Diana will guide you in creating a post that reflects your interests (teams, hobbies, collectibles or seasonal). Posts are suitable for your porch, yard or inside your house as decoration. Express yourself with a lovely handmade post or create a one of a kind gift for that someone special. All supplies (posts, paint, brushes, background paint and sealer, top and bottom for the posts) will be provided. Also available for purchase are solar tops if you choose to add one.

First you will need to select either a Butterfly Tower for a garden (I will have to cut these in advance if you select this type) or an art post. I need to know at the latest a week prior to class.

First Day
You will sand the post and paint the background color. Sanding the post is the most important part of your prep in order to retain the paint for years to come. These posts are made of 4”x4” PVC. After sanding we will clean and dry them and paint the background color. They will dry overnight to set properly.

Second Day
We will paint the posts with acrylic paints. You can create any design you like and I will also supply templates for anyone who wishes to use them. You will also take home after painting is finished, a can of spray that will seal the acrylic paints in and keep them from fading and tolerate the weather.

I look forward to having a great time being creative with you!

All materials are included and tools are provided.

Workshop fee:
$100members / $110 non-members


February 29 @ 10:00 am
March 1 @ 1:00 pm