Mother's Day Succulents Workshop set for May 8 at the Albany Museum of Art

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Create a unique gift for mom that she will cherish at the Mother’s Day Succulents Workshop on Saturday, May 8 at the Albany Museum of Art.

Hunter Anderson, owner of The Succulent Hunter, will lead the workshop, set for 10 am-noon.

Succulents are plants that have parts that are thick, fleshy and engorged. Those characteristics enable the plant to retain water, which helps it survive dry conditions. That drought resistance also makes these plants ideal for those who want to enjoy the beauty of a live plant that does not require constant attention and care.

“These make wonderful gifts for mom,” said Annie Vanoteghem, director of education and public programming at the Albany Museum of Art. “Hunter Anderson will tell you everything you need to know about succulents, and guide you through the process of choosing and planting them.”

Workshop participants will be able to personalize their planters.

“We’ll paint the containers, making each one unique,” Vanoteghem said. “But don’t worry. You don’t have to be a skilled artist to do this. You will leave the workshop with something you will be proud of.”

You may not want to wait until Mother’s Day to show mom your accomplishment. Vanoteghem said the workshop is a great place for a mom to spend quality time with her son or daughter.

“These workshops at the AMA are always a lot of fun,” she said. “Nothing is more valuable than the gift of time, and spending time with your mom while you paint your planter, and choose and plant your succulents is something you will always treasure.”

Mother’s Day is not the only reason to participate, she said.

“While the workshop is on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, it’s open to anyone who wants to explore succulent plants and learn more about them,” Vanoteghem said. “You may want to create a succulent planter for yourself. You may want to come alone, or you may want to spend quality time with your spouse or a friend. We always have a good time at AMA workshops, and don’t be surprised if you make a new friend.”

The cost of the workshop is $20 for AMA members and $25 for future members. Space is limited in accordance with current health guidelines, so register today. You can find the registration link on the AMA website at

If you have any questions about this or any other AMA programming, contact Vanoteghem at or call her at 229.439.8400.



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