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.


UPCYCLED INSTRUMENTS
(Grades K-6 & 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!


SUSTAINABLE STITCHING
(Grades 6-12 & Adults, Min. 2 hrs.)
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Stitch, Patch and Repair!  Bring your well worn textiles and learn visible mending techniques to give these beloved articles a new life. These empowering skills lend sustainable solutions for slow fashion. Embedded in each intricate stitch are stories of social activism and personal expression. 


MIX & MATCH MARIONETTES 
(Grades K-6 & Multigenerational, Min. 1.5 hrs.)
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Forage found images from calendars, greeting cards, and magazines to find the elements for your assemblage. Play with “cut-up” and collage techniques to create your own one-of-a-kind hybrid dancers.


FALL FABLES *This can be adapted for all seasons.
(Grades K-12 & Adults, Min. 1.5-2.0 hrs.)
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Imagine yourself in an apple orchard, listen to the crunch of leaves under your feet, and smell the crisp air. Then turn your own autumnal scene into a one-of-a-kind haiku book by collaging found text and imagery.


LIGHT IMPRESSIONS
(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.


PERSONALIZED PUZZLES
(Grades 3-12 & Adults, & Multigenerational, Min. 2.0 hrs.)
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Construct 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. 


HARVEST PRINTS
(Grades 3-12 & Adults, Min. 1.5 hrs.)
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Experiment with all-natural pigment, mineral, spice, fruit, and vegetables inks while learning several mark-making techniques. Then print and paint until your heart’s content to create one-of-a-kind works on paper.



WHIMSICAL WEAVINGS
(Grades 3-12, Adults, & Multigenerational, Min. 2.0 hrs.)
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Design a colorful weaving utilizing reusable, recyclable, and natural materials. We will look at how textiles have developed throughout the world. Then, you will learn several techniques for creating your own personal textile artwork that re-purposes garments, various fibers, discarded books, and more.


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ECO JEWELRY
(Grades 6-12 & Adults, & Multigenerational, Min. 2.0 hrs.)

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Discover how to upcycle paper, metal, and other natural objects into one-of-a-kind wearable art! Play with your favorite eco-friendly materials and design earrings, pendants, necklaces, and other accessories. 


CLIMATE ACTION ANIMATIONS
(Grades 6-12 & Adults, & Multigenerational, Min. 2.5 hrs.)
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Combine historical collage techniques with current digital media practice in this animation workshop. First, we will discuss our human impact on the environment and brainstorm creative solutions to reduce waste. Then, using found objects and images of transportation, architecture, nature, and technology make a short video that inspires stewardship.