Upcycle: Free and Fun Workshops
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Time: noon – 4:00 pm
Create, see and learn at this hands-on maker festival for the whole family. Upcycling workstations will feature hands-on activities that creatively re-use materials otherwise headed for the landfill. Screen print and take home your very own T-shirt, make copper pressed drawings, colorful mosaics, relief prints with recycled materials, floating plastic sculptures, back strap weaving and so much more! Live music from Vanessa Espinoza aka DJ AGANA. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Up-Cycle Artists and info:
Back-strap Weaving & Woven Bookmarks:
Learn the basics of weaving on a simple back-strap loom, discover new techniques and make a tapestry with found recycled materials. Using small cardboard looms, make simple woven bookmarks
with Travis Meinolf in the courtyard
Mosaic Treasure Box:
Come embellish a City of Richmond trash can, with recycled ceramic & mosaic pieces and turn it into a Treasure Box. After the festival, the Treasure Box will live on a street corner in the neighborhood!
with Daud Abdullah in the courtyard
Upcycled Relief Printmaking:
Join us in learning how to turn our everyday trash into creative printmaking tools! At the Upcycled Relief Printmaking station, we will use everyday discarded items like bubble wrap, straws, string, cups and cardboard to make graphic, beautifully printed (recycled!) papers.
with Dawn Gonzales in the courtyard
Copper Scrap Drawings:
Come by to make jewelry & sculpture with a variety of materials like painted cardboard, plastic bottles, sequins, office supplies, plus so much more using a variety of techniques!
with Taylor Zarkades King in the Metals Shop
Join us in the Printmaking studio for the creation of printed patches made from recycled jeans. Great opportunity to re-purpose a favorite garment and keep it out of the landfill.
with Joyce Shon in the printmaking studio
Silkscreen your own T-shirt:
Silkscreen and take home your very own T-shirt. Choose from a variety of designs made by Richmond Art Center teaching artists, to print onto your shirt.
with Michael Perkin in the courtyard
Learn how to make three different book structures out of recycled office supplies!
With Lisa di Prima in the Youth Studio
Floating Plastic Sculptures:
Ever wonder what to do with all your plastic bottles? Turn them into sculptures! Join us in making floating underwater sea creatures using plastic bottles and containers.
With Bre Gipson in the courtyard