Community Building Children’s Center Teachers
Silk Scarf Printing
Using vibrant tissue paper shapes you’ll arrange your design and then “print” it onto the silk using an amazingly simple technique. The results are breathtaking.
Collage is the combination of many materials to make something new. You can “borrow” others’ ideas and designs and with a little reworking make something unique from the materials that you started with.
Explore watercolor painting in a loose impressionistic style as an introduction to this medium. Watercolors are translucent, they allow light to reflect from the paper’s surface creating a luminous effect
Diane Rowen Garmire
Wiggle Wire Ornaments
If a squiggle is a line that meanders and moves, never closing on itself, then a wiggle wire must be its three dimensional cousin. Wiggle wire ornaments are made from re-claimed copper wire, turned and twisted into glorious, natural, organic lines. Once shaped to the crafter’s liking, the ornaments are pounded flat with hammers on metal. They are dressed at last with a glint of sparkling color from glass beads. These ornaments can be hung anywhere, inside or outside, to bring charm and aesthetic joy to the observer.
Iris Paper Folding
This paper craft creates eye catching, three dimensional cards. It has its origins in the Netherlands and gets its name from the spiraling design like the iris of an eye or the shutter of a camera
Susan Whaley - Inland Northwest Drawing School
Explore your creativity by transforming a common gourd into a work of art. Be inspired by a variety of designs & patterns derived from different cultures.
Japanese bookbinding is a creative, versatile process for personalizing anything you would like in book form. It's fun and easy, limited only by your imagination.
Rings and Things
Dig through bins of beads and findings to create earrings! Simple, asymmetrical, elegant or contemporary - you choose!
I will be demonstrating a transfer technique to apply images on a variety games and puzzles. These small pieces will then be manipulated to create pendants and key chains.
Mixed Media Papermaking
Papermaking is known to have been traced back to China (about 105 CE), when an official during the Han Dynasty (202 BCE-220 CE) created a sheet of paper using mulberry and other bast fiber along with fishnets, old rags, and hemp waste. Try your hand at this ancient craft and incorporate materials from nature into your sheet.
Community Mural Painting
Work in pairs or small groups painting a section of a larger mural depicting our surrounding neighborhood. The tiles will be puzzled together & hung in the schools entryway to celebrate community
Kit and Peter Jagoda
Milagros: a metal tooling relief activity
The delicate craft of Milagros (mee LAH gro) making is a folk art tradition that has played an important role in many cultures. A milagro is a little metal pendant that symbolizes a request , a prayer, or a wish.
Heidi Arborgast – MAC museum
Get hooked on printmaking as you watch your print appear before your eyes – you’ll want to make more than one.
Handmade Clay Tiles
Contribute your creativity to our community with a handmade clay tile. Together with tiles made by the preschool children, it will become a mosaic mural-a permanent work of beauty on our playground
Everyone loves a slinky but remember The Spirogrhaph? How much did you love this toy? With a little color and a steady hand you can recreate the art of your childhood. Simple circular lines make complex designs that you can hang on your fridge."
A photo booth, costume props, being creative with ourselves as the subject. Fun! Prints to keep.