Garden Totems with Nancy!

Brighten your annuals and perennials with a DIY garden totem! Garden totems are 4-foot cedar posts, topped with fence caps, and finished with a rebar base that can be “planted” into the ground. Show off your skills to all of the spring critters in your garden by using your creativity to produce an outdoor masterpiece.

Participants are required to bring two 3-inch brushes for painting base colors, as well as a few smaller brushes (sizes 1, 3, and 5) for detail work. We will provide all paints for you to use, and a $40 materials fee is payable to Nancy at the first class for a 4-foot cedar post, a fence cap, and rebar.

Join us for some fun!

Nancy Frary is a retired educator and business owner, and has been painting furniture by hand for almost 20 years. Prior to moving to the Cape, she was the co-owner of Yellow Dog Designs where she created custom work for clients on the North Shore. Currently, she paints for pleasure and also paints for a wonderful non-profit called Painting for a Purpose. Each year, she creates dozens of pieces for the organization's annual auction to benefit Portland Public Schools. Her work has also been featured on posters used to promote the event.

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at