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Wild Bee-Making Bee with Charmaine Lurch

Join Charmaine Lurch from Monday August 21st to Friday August 25th, at the Haliburton Sculpture Forest to Make Bees.

Event Start:

August 21, 2023 at 1:00:00 PM

Event End:

August 25, 2023 at 8:00:00 PM


Haliburton Sculpture Forest, College Drive, Haliburton, ON, Canada

From Monday August 21st to Friday August 25th artist Charmaine Lurch will be in residence in the Haliburton Sculpture Forest on the Haliburton School of Art + Design campus to work with community members to create wire sculptures of wild bees which will be installed in the Sculpture Forest.  


This summer we are celebrating pollinators in our forest. There are more than 400 kinds of wild bees in Ontario—a third of these bee species are reliant on forest habitat. Wild bees come in an extraordinary array of unexpected colours.

Over the winter Charmaine has been creating wire armatures for the bees. Community members are invited to join Charmaine under the big tent at the front of the College to make the legs and wings for the bees and wrap the bee structures with coloured wire– turning the wire armatures into multi-coloured wild bees. Participation is free and no experience is required. Youth ages 12 and up are welcome.

In each of the weeks that Charmaine will be in residence she will be demonstrating the various wire sculpture techniques and sharing knowledge about wild bees, their incredible solitary lives and their vital role as a pollinator of plants.

At the end of the week, we will install the bees created during the week in the Sculpture Forest.

To join the bee-making bee you can sign up on Eventbrite or just drop by.  You can come for a few hours, for a day. A couple of days or for the whole week.

For more information contact:

Times 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Monday August 21 - Friday August 25.


Haliburton Sculpture Forest

Under the big tent in front of the College

297 College Drive, Haliburton ON K0M 1S0

presented in partnership with the Fleming College Haliburton School of Art + Design

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