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ABOUT STEVE HESS

  Steve is an art educator, passionate gardener, designer and sculptor living in Overland Park, KS.  He works in concrete, hypertufa and recycled handmade paper and has shared his products and gardens with area garden clubs for many years.  Steve gardens, creates and teaches regularly from his garden studio, From the Summer’s Garden, which continues to be a source for inspiration and raw materials in the joyful creation of fantastical, functional art for your garden and you. 


Steve also works as creative director for the Printery House of Conception Abbey creating greeting cards and gifts available in bookstores, through mail order and online shopping. He teaches Basic Design at Conception Seminary College.   

 
He balances this activity with creative development, design and production in his Overland Park studio with a staff of high school art students. From the Summer’s Garden offers unusual Studios and Creative Workshop experiences for people to make their own creations.  He likes to share ideas with people, showing them how to change their thinking about traditional garden décor to keep it fresh.  An avid gardener, he has appeared in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Country Gardens Magazine, was featured on PBS television’s “The Perennial Gardener,” and appeared on “Crafting Across America” on HGTV. 

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FROM THE SUMMERS' GARDEN STUDIO ASSISTANTS

Our studio assistants  assistSteve in the making of molds and mold components, casting cement art forms and sculpting with cement, handmade paper and hypertufa, a cement-based sculpting medium. Work is done both inside the studio and out-of-doors weather permitting. Studio work runs at a steady pace through the year. Tasks range from concrete artwork production to studio maintenance, painting, construction, shooting of videos and ads and posting on social media. A typical week begins on Sunday from 1:00-3:00, Wednesday-Friday 3:00 –5:00pm. Studio assistants also provide customer service during out major retail events in in May and November.