Fantasy Habitat Creation * Make-n-Take!

A beautiful birchbark-covered box and a huge room full of dried botanicals will inspire both young and old!
Child-friendly - an ideal event for a parent and child combo!

This fairy-wonderous event is fun or for anyone who is young - or just young at heart!

This is the place if you seek an outlet, or a jump-start, to creativity! 
Each donation procures one bark-covered box that can be worked on by one or two people (plus parental assist as needed), and access to hundreds of beautiful dried botanicals in Carol's collection!

 Fantasy Habitat Creation 
Saturday, May 12
1 to 3 pm 
Sanfordville / West Stockholm, NY
RSVP for exact location, 7 miles from Potsdam towards Winthrop
(See To Register below.)

Presented in partnership between local artist Carol Simpson and the Local Living Venture. 

We look forward to a fun and informative session with Carol, creating beautiful fantasy habitats from natural materials native to the North Country. 

This is a great opportunity to play with the woods fairies and enjoy the beautiful, ever-changing collection of dried native botanicals Carol treasures and loves to share! 

Spark the imagination of children and adults alike!

Give your fantasy creatures a home!

A diorama type box with a handcrafted bark covering can be decorated with a huge variety of Carol's gorgeous dried botanicals from the woods and garden!
In this miniature world, the small becomes large so a pine cone can turn into a bush, a few small branches into a tree, seed heads from grasses and flowers arranged into a garden, moss can be grass.
Use some small river stones, pieces of shale, marble and sandstone chips to build whatever you can imagine
Some man-made materials like marbles and beads can add yet another element. So much to choose from for your fairies, poke-mons, miniature dragons, dinosaurs, hobbits or leprechauns, super heroes, Polly pocket dolls, or whatever is
your favorite miniature creature.

 Our wish is that you go home with not only your fantasy habitat, but inspiration and ideas to keep creating!

Carol moved to the North Country from Philadelphia Pa. in 1982 and began walking through the woods and fields in awe of the diversity of forms, shapes and beauty of wild flowers and grasses and their seed-heads. 

  She began experimenting on what was dry-able and would
  maintain color without falling apart. Her favorite is the milkweed pod! 
  She began weaving grapevines into wreaths and decorating them
  with the native botanicals from her woods walks.

Caol discovered that arranging the materials together exhibits their complexity and diversity, and expands ones appreciation of the beauty of Mother Nature’s gifts. Sharing this appreciation creates more joy in her life.
  • For this unique learning experience, a $30 adult, $35 parent/child or two child combo, $15 student donation is requested for material costs, to cover overhead expenses and to benefit Local Living Venture non-profit workshop creation.
  • Participants will go home with a bark-covered diorama box decorated to your desire with a variety of native North Country botanicals. 
  • Donations can be made by cash or check to "Local Living Venture" and will be collected on site during registration. Reduced Rate / Scholarships are available upon request.
  • Please note that our generous Presenters are volunteers donating their time to support the Local Living Venture, and this is a major means of support for our community organization.
Class size is limited so attendees need to RSVP please.

Send email to or call (315) 347-4223 to reserve a spot.
Please note the workshop name,  number in party, contact phone number(s) and email address when reserving.
Email confirmation with location, directions, and FAQ will be sent to all registrants within 24-48 hours.

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315 347 4223

May 12th, 2018 1:00 PM   through   3:00 PM
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West Stockholm, NY 13696
United States

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