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We specialize in original garden artwork and sculpture. Two special seasonal retail events feature our work and that of our guest artists for truly unique gifts and great finds for your own home and garden. Our Spring Studio Sale runs for six weeks in May and June and The 12 Days of Christmas Sale runs twelve days in November. Workshops and Studios are held throughout the year with a focus on creating a fun experience in learning to make your own pieces in concrete, hypertufa, recycled handmade paper. and other mediums.
YOU CAN VISIT THE STUDIO ANY DAY BETWEEN 10:00 AM AND 5:00 PM. PLEASE CALL OR TEXT 913-579-5395 TO ENSURE WE ARE ABLE TO MEET YOU.
HAPPY HEAD-FROM THE SUMMER'S GARDEN
Steve invites you to join in the fun at THE 12 days of Christmas...Heaven and Nature Sing. He opens his studio and gardens for you to experience and discover local artists and handmade gifts for you and those you love. Working primarily in concrete, hypertufa and handmade paper he strives to provide you with a surprising and delightful creative experience when you vist From the Summer's Garden.
Walk the gardens, shop a bit and join us in a Creative Workshop or a studio.
For over 35 years, Lizz Dorgan has been bringing the visual beauty of color to life with her unique stained glass designs. Her newest holiday creations meld glass and the joy of the season into one-of-kind pieces that will catch the sunlight and spread warmth through an array of color as a reminder of this joyous season. Each piece has been handcrafted specifically for this event giving buyers the opportunity to spread holiday cheer with a beautiful gift or to take home a distinctive treasure that will enhance the beauty of their own holiday decor.Having a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.
Bemby Yocum uses her experience as a graphic designer and greeting card artist to create a variety of fun items for the Holiday sale. Winter is her favorite season and especially Christmas. She has had fun creating new Christmas ornaments, and of course, new bold greeting card designs that she also sold as free standing blocks for display. Whether you are looking for holiday décor, a new ornament for your tree, a gift, nativity set, or cards to send to family and friends, you will find her pieces unique and delightful.
LeAnne at South20Studios uses a variety of materials with salvaged and recycled components. She likes the juxtaposition of things that appear to be at odds with each other. She is back this fall with unique flower totems to add color to your winter garden and protective eye totems to watch over things while you’re away.
The Hypertufa Studio offers a hands-on experience making Steve’s “green” version of HYPERTUFA, a mix of cement, sand, recycled paper fiber and water. You’ll mix, mold and sculpt concrete and hypertufa into unique and functional garden art including a layered rubble box planter, circular bowl with bird, a cast leaf water basin, cast leaves, a mosaic collage stepping stone, and a set of three hypertufa mushrooms. Most participants take home 4-5 finished projects from this two-day session on Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon.
This is a fun memory-keeping creative workshop that is perfect to commemorate a milestone event- a new baby, a retirement, or any achieved goal. Each member of a group can have a hand in this special project. The hottest trend in garden walkways is the inclusion of a garden stone with attitude- words, phrases, and an interesting collection of stuff. Build a mold using easy to use rigid foam. Start with a huge selection of ornaments and shapes to build your collage, add you own stuff if you'd like and finish off with shiny mirror or marbles. You can even bring treasure of your own to include in the mix. Cast in concrete and take home to cure.
Glass artist Rita Sherman will introduce you to the world do fused glass and then you make your own whimsical sunflower plate. You can create a traditional yellow sunflower plate or go wild with colors of your choice from Rita’s broad selection. This is an exciting workshop because you create your plate using glass pieces on a base. Rita will take them to her studio to fire them and then will return them to From the Summers’ Garden for the big reveal of the finished fused plates.
Chunkys are fun little sculptures you can stand or hang inside or out where you want a special garden accent. For this workshop, we did a sunflower blossom and a blooming plant on a base.
Artist Bemby Yocum took participants through the process of how to draw and create an acrylic painting of a fruiting tomato plant. They learned painting tips they could apply to other craft projects and ended the workshop with a finished 8” square painting on wood.
The geometric base of this cool lantern is cast of hypertufa with faceted decoration. You will give it a subtle color coating of your choice. While the base dries, you'll create two mosaic glass panels from colorful glass pieces that will be fired to fuse the surface. You can use this lantern with real tea lights, artificial candles or use the electric light provided. This lantern provides soft light out in your garden or inside your house.
The Recycled Handmade Paper Studio provides a hands-on exploration of the craft of hand papermaking using natural flowers and leaves from the garden and recycled materials. Papers made with garden herbs are especially enticing because they are also naturally scented. You will learn how to make your own paper with the pouring technique and pulp casting. The following day we will use the paper made the day before to make a small hand bound journal sketchbook. Participants take home sheets of unique papers, a small bound book, and beautiful molded paper bowls. This studio meets for two sessions on Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. Materials and equipment provided.
Natalie Thomas has created these really cool little kits for us so participants can assemble a fairy house with their choice of accessories. You pick out your house, add a roof, shutters, butterflies, flowers, and finally stepping stones. Natalie has an entire range of fairy garden accessories to add if you choose. Add soil and low maintenance plants and your fairy garden is off to a good start.
Natalie will show you how to transform troll doodles into trolls made for clay! These simple clay shapes really take on a personality and no two are the same. She will take them, to her studio for firing and return them to From the Summer’s Garden for pick-up.
We love our customers, so feel free to call 913-579-5395 to set up a time to visit.
8601 Barkley Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212, United States
Generally Steve is home Thursday through Sunday every week. Call 913-579-5395 to find a time that works for both of us between the hours of 10:00 am - 5:00 pm