Winter 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.


MIX & MATCH MARIONETTES 
(Grades K-5, 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.


UPCYCLED INSTRUMENTS
(Grades K-5, 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!


CAMOUFLAGE CREATURES
(Grades K-6, Min. 1.5 hrs.)
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Explore the role color, shape, and pattern play in nature as you create animal habitat collages. These can take on the form of a two or three dimensional work on paper or an accordion book.


WINTER WONDER-LANDSCAPES
(Grades K-12 & Adults, Min. 1.5-2.0 hrs.)*This can be adapted for all seasons.
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Imagine sledding down slopes, making snow angels, or sipping hot cocoa. Then turn that winter scene into a one-of-a-kind haiku book or painting using found text, images, and natural watercolors.


LIGHT IMPRESSIONS
(Grades K-12 & Adults, Min. 1.5 hrs.)
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Discover how to depict your favorite moments of autumn or winter 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 cool nights.


POSTAL RE-PRODUCTIONS
(Grades K-12 & Adults, Min. 1.5 hrs.)
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Deconstruct junk mail, security envelopes, and catalogues and turn them into mini books and stationary! We will play with the geometric patterns, text, and vast array of colors found right inside our mailboxes to give these designs a second chance. Sending your new mail creations to someone special is encouraged!


WHIMSICAL WEAVINGS
(Grades 3-12 & Adults, Min. 2.0 hrs.)

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Make a colorful weaving using found materials such as jeans, t-shirts, maps, books, fabric scraps, and more! Learn how to construct a simple loom and then re-purpose favorite garments, natural fibers, and other household items as playful textile artworks.


EARTH PRINTS
(Grades 3-12 & Adults, Min. 1.5-2.0 hrs.)
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Experiment with all-natural pigment, mineral, spice, fruit, and vegetables inks while learning a variety of mark-making techniques. Then print and paint until your heart’s content to create one-of-a-kind works on paper.


ECO JEWELRY
(Grades 6-12 & Adults, 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, Min. 2.5-3.0 hrs.)
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Learn how to combine historical collage techniques with current digital media practice to make a short animations. 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.


PERSONALIZED PUZZLES
(Grades 6-12 & Adults, 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.


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