Short Program Workshops:

Our workshops engage students in personally relevant art projects that promote the creative re-use of everyday materials.
We offer K-12th grade, adult, and multigenerational Short Program Workshops which range in duration from from 1.5 hours to a full day. These workshops can be designed for drop-in participation or be facilitated in a more traditional class format. We customize all workshops to fit the needs of each group and can also create workshops based on a particular theme or material. Workshop fees vary according to the selected workshop, duration, and the number of participants. Please be sure to review our Cancellation Policy.

Please complete our PROGRAM REQUEST FORM if you would like to set up a Short Program Workshop.

(Grades K-5 & Multigenerational, Min. 1.5 hrs.)

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Tap, strum, shake, bang, and clang along with us! Make your own percussive and string instruments from household objects such as cans, bottle caps, utensils, and tools. Once assembled, we will put our sounds together to find our rhythm!

(Grades K-12, & Adults, & Multigenerational, Min. 1.5 hrs.)
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Venture outdoors and connect with the colors, textures, and patterns of our world. Inspired by your surroundings, experiment with stones, leaves, sticks and other found materials to compose your earth-based artworks. Together, we will arrange nature into abstract patterns, portraits, and more.

(Grades K-12, Adults, & Multigenerational, Min. 1.5 hrs.)
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Imagine a picnic in the park, flowers blooming, and the bees buzzing. Then turn your scene of the season into a one-of-a-kind haiku book by collaging found text and imagery from magazines, books, and scrap papers. (*Please note: we also offer other seasonal versions of this program.)

(Grades K-12, Adults, & Multigenerational, Min. 1.5 hrs.)
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Discover how to depict your favorite moments of the spring and summer seasons through light, shadow, color, and shape. Handmade from a mason jar and other discarded objects, your glowing lantern will be a unique artwork lighting up your warm weather nights.

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(Grades 3-12, Adults, & Multigenerational, Min. 1.5 hrs.) 
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Forage through vintage kitchen gadgets, mis-cut keys, metal scraps, and more! Then, learn how to construct a whimsical kinetic sound sculpture for a special place inside or outside your home.

(Grades 3-12 & Adults, & Multigenerational, Min. 2.0 hrs.)
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Design your own interactive tabletop artwork with images and text harvested from old magazines and books. Your unique collage puzzle, crafted from discarded blocks, game pieces, or puzzles, is fun to keep or give as a gift. 

(Grades 3-12, Adults, & Mutigenerational, Min. 1.5 hrs.)
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Make your own insects, microbes, plankton, and tiny sculptures of all kinds in this assemblage workshop. Discover how to upcycle e-waste, hardware, books, and other odds and ends into real and imaginary creatures.

(Grades 6-12 & Adults, Min. 2.0 hrs.)
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Discover how to upcycle paper, metal, and natural objects into one-of-a-kind decor and wearable art! Play with your favorite eco-friendly materials and design earrings, a pendant, necklace, or bring an accessory to adorn.

(Grades K-12 & Adults, Min. 1.5 hrs.)
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Learn how to make spice, fruit, and vegetables dyes of the season. Then print and paint until your heart’s content using these all natural pigments to create one-of-a-kind works on paper.

(Grades 3-12 & Adults, Min. 2.0 hrs.)
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Make a colorful tapestry using found materials such as jeans, t-shirts, maps, books, and boxes. Learn how to make a simple loom and re-purpose favorite garments and other household items into unique artworks.