During Mother’s Day weekend, I was invited by Space 4 Us for a Kokedama Workshop. My mother has a green thumb so this was an exciting experience for her.
Who is SPACE 4 US?
Located strategically at Mandarin Gallery, SPACE 4 US is a creative space and team, aspiring to provide you with all your creative needs. It is their aim to create a platform for artists and makers because they believe that art and craft can bring and connect people together and create communities!
SPACE 4 US objective is to create a platform for artists and makers alike to connect and collaborate through Arts & Craft with the rest of the community. At SPACE 4 US, you will be able to discover an ever-growing array of creative workshops and events that might just tickle your fancy!
What is SPACE 4 US for?
Arts & Craft Workshops
Their workshops are suitable for single or groups who would like some fun and creative time together! From private to corporate workshops, they offer a variety of choices to fit different audiences.
Engagement activities can lead to loyalty for life. Connecting with your staff or customers in a personalised way provides memorable experience for them and at the same time, improves your company’s image and competitive advantage in the long run. Be it team building or customer engagement events, we offer a variety of choices to fit your needs.
- Special effects oblong tray workshop $128
- Preserve Mossframe Workshop $168
- Ikebana workshop by Fleurs and Buds $168
- Floral UV Resin Earring Workshop $95
Retail Shopping at SPACE 4 US
Ready-made Kokedama and A coming soon Bring Home Kokedama Kit!
Space 4 Us also offers ready-made kokedamas that have been professionally created by our artists. These living green pieces clean the air while adding a pop of colour to the room. Each kokedama are priced differently as each is unique.
Ranging from peace lilies to cactuses, the space provides a variety of plants for plant lovers. The artists at Space 4 Us will guide you to choosing a plant for you to bring home alongside with a set plantcare instructions. Whether it is a decorative piece on your table or desk area.
Ceramic and Pottery pieces
The retail shop also sells ceramics and potteries that will liven up the corner of your house!
3+1 Art Pass
The 3+1 art pass was created for customers to gain an additional free workshop upon purchasing three workshops. This enables first-time customers to explore and try out various workshops to enhance their creativity and eagerness to learn. From watercolor painting to creating jewelry bracelets and kokedama from scratch, there’s something for everyone regardless of age and gender.
Attending Kokedama Workshop
What is Kokedama?
Kokedama is a popular ancient Japanese gardening display of houseplants. With a little creativity and passion, you can transform your house into a green sanctuary with Kokedamas.
In this all-inclusive workshop, you get to experience first hand the proper way of creating a kokedama from scratch. From creating the soil mixture and moss to choosing a range of colours for the yarn, unleash your creativity with your own kokedama.
You get to choose the type of plants for you to work on. They have 3 type of plants available for the session – China Doll, Bird Nest Fern, and Calathea. We asked which of these 3 plants are the easiest to maintain, it would be Bird Nest Fern or Calathea. For China Doll, they tend to dry out easier so it would be of the most maintenance among the 3 plant breeds.
We are taught to loosen the soil around the roots after we depotted the plant. We may not get to use the whole plant from the pot as it will end up with a very big kokedama, so we usually need to split up the plant into half. The key into loosening the roots is to rub it around. The teachers was detailed in showing us on how to
We were taught on how to add the moss together with the ball of soil for our plant. The moss works great to retain the moisture in the soil.
Securing the moss ball with a fishing line.
Adding our selected yarn to go around the ball. Somehow, I have successfully mummifed my Kokedama plant.
The final look!
At the final part of the workshop, the teacher guided us on how to take care of the Kokedama plants, which are super easy. The plants only need to be soaked for 5 minutes (depending on how big the ball is) every time for watering. This watering step only needs to be repeated when the moss surrounding the plant is super dry, which is probably only once every 2-3 weeks.
Tip: Try on to place it next to other plants to prevent bugs from infesting on the kokedama plant!
We went home as a proud parent of our plants. This Kokedama experiential session is held daily at SPACE 4 US at just $50 per head. This works great when you have friends in town and decided to just pop by for some workshops.
Thanks to Space 4 Us for having us again!
Space 4 UsLocation : Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road #02-22/23, S 238897
Tel : +65 88878802 [ WhatsApp ]
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