Create living ornaments that know no season. We’ll start with planning succulents into one ornament. Working with terrarium techniques, on a very small scale, first layering soil and sand to create visual interest. Choosing succulents and other decorations to complete the first of two living ornaments. The second will house an air plant. Air plants seem to thrive in the humidity captured by these open terrariums. Choose to make a pair by creating a similar landscape for your air plant or choose to design a unique environment for your second ornament. Gift wrapping will be provided should you choose to make a gift of your plant craft.

This class is great for all skill levels and is slightly messy.

All design elements and tools will be provided in class.

Your teacher will be Jasmine of KoKaDema Flora in Binghamton, NY. She is an expert in plant craft and has been educating the community in creating beautiful pieces made from nature.

Cost: $75 for non-members; $65 for Roberson Members

Register: https://roberson.charityproud.org/EventRegistration/Index/7120

Class is limited to 10 people to ensure social distancing and safety standards. Masks must be worn at all times.


Photography captures the wider world, and with macro photography we go a little closer. In this workshop, we’re using macro photography to discover the hidden world all around us–the little things in the little things.

Sean Murphy, local portrait and wedding photographer, will teach students the best techniques and methods to capture these extreme close-up photographs. Students can take these extreme close-ups by using a DSLR or Mirrorless camera and adding a macro lens OR employ a photography-hack to use an old school film lens to get amazing results.

This class is perfect for all experience levels.

Where: Roberson Museum, First Floor Carousel Theater

Price: $10 for Roberson Members; $20 for Not-Yet-Members

Masks are required when inside Roberson Museum.

Cameras will not be provided.

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A living centerpiece makes a wonderful addition to tables shared in real life or virtually. Create an interesting landscape with hidden miniature house plants, mosses and colorful tropical plants. We will follow techniques for creating dish gardens and terrariums. Choose from a variety of shallow glass dishes for a base. Working with floral wiring techniques and an abundance of natural and decorative elements each design will burst with life and interest. Whether a cornucopia or mini forest scene make your living centerpiece your own.

This class is great for all skill levels and is slightly messy.

All design elements and tools will be provided in class.

Your teacher will be Jasmine of KoKaDema Flora in Binghamton, NY. She is an expert in plant craft and has been educating the community in creating beautiful pieces made from nature.

Cost: $75 for non-members; $65 for Roberson Members

Register: https://roberson.charityproud.org/EventRegistration/Index/7119

Class is limited to 10 people to ensure social distancing and safety standards. Masks must be worn at all times.


Get out of Auto- or Program-Mode with your DSLR, Digital Single-Lens Reflex Camera, and become a power-user. A DSLR Camera is a powerful tool, and in this class local portrait and wedding photographer, Sean Murphy, will teach the basics and how to get better shots.

Learn how to configure your camera, the proper way to hold it, autofocus technique, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, shooting modes, RAW vs. JPEG, and more. This class will perfect for anyone who wants to get better sports, landscape, and portrait images.

Where: Roberson Museum, First Floor Carousel Theater

Price: $10 for Roberson Members; $20 for Not-Yet-Members

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In this 2 hour workshop, Kevin and Min Kreiner will walk you through writing your very own live action role-playing game (LARP).

Nothing brings people together more than a mystery and a little horror. You can assume a persona, dress up, and play out a scenario with a group of friends whether you’re near or far–what could be more fun! If you’ve ever wanted to be the master pulling the strings behind one of these games, this workshop is for you!

Over the course of this 2-hour workshop game design duo, Min and Kevin of Carcosa Creations will guide you through the process of outlining, writing, and running your own LARP.

LARPing, or Live Action Role Playing games, are a wonderful, flexible method of expression that allows you to explore the things that make us terrified in the dark.

 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-make-a-horror-designing-your-own-larp-with-carcosa-creations-tickets-153883578927

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come and join us on June 5th for a workshop where you can learn the secrets to making a great horror LARP! Not a LARPer? That’s okay! Many of these tips can easily be applied to running a murder mystery, Call of Cthulhu, Dread, and other horror role playing games!

 

WHERE

Zoom

Closed captioning will be available.

A recording of this workshop will be made available following the event in case you cannot make it during the scheduled time.

 

YOU’RE INSTRUCTORS

Kevin and Min Kreiner have been writing and running Lovecraftian and Horror LARPs for over a decade at conventions across the Northeastern United States. They have written over 50 scenarios, several of which designed for Zoom and online-only play.

 

PRICING OPTIONS

We currently offer tiered ticket pricing in an effort to increase accessibility. This workshops is available at two ticket prices: A limited number of no-pay spots available for students who could not otherwise participate and regular-priced spots. This model is intended to support a wider range of students as well as our instructors.

 

ROBERCON POP-UP EVENTS

This is a RoberCon 2021 Pop-up event. Since we can’t meet in-person for our annual big convention in Binghamton, NY, we’re hoping to keep the community together through pop-up panels, workshops, and more throughout the year!