Alcomar is proud to announce The Art of Making — a summertime DIY series featuring artists whose work decorates the restaurant. Local designers, chefs, and makers will teach guests how to create personalized works of art and offer hands-on, individual instruction throughout the creative process — all while sipping a Mexican cocktail.
The first installment of the three-part series spotlights local artist, Emily Dunn — owner of BOHO GRIT. Her carefully-constructed crystal planters adorn Alcomar's tables, and bring a beautiful, organic design element to the restaurant's breezy atmosphere.
Each ticket is $35 and includes a hand-made crystal planter, materials for planting, a live succulent, instructions on plant care and Palomas made with Azuñia Tequila prepared by Alcomar's award-winning bar team.
Why Emily is teaching:
Plants and stones are taken for granted in our everyday life, and learning about their benefits puts a new spin on something that is accessible to a lot of people. Learning to plant connects us with the plants and gives us a better understanding of how we can make them thrive.
Everyone will get to choose their planter with a unique stone and learn how to plant a succulent. The meaning of the stones will be reviewed as well as plant care and ideal placement in the home for different types of plants.
-materials for planting
-how to plant your succulent
-plant placement in the home
Emily Dunn is an Austin artist and designer and owner of Boho Grit, under which she designs home goods and accessories focused on raw stones and a minimal aesthetic. She has a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Vanderbilt university.
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