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3 hour workshop

Creating with Plastic - Teen & Adult

What would you create with glass if its properties were changed? If glass was pliable and didn’t break? Was lightweight and durable and could be shaped easily? What could be possible?

This workshop will explore working with just such a material, plastic. Using single-use plastics collected from our daily lives, students will discover the possibilities and process of transforming “trash” into artwork worthy of your wall. The instructor will offer demonstrations of techniques originated in his art practice and give individual guidance on creating a wall relief or small sculpture. Participants will also create a small component to add to a collaborative piece that will be sliced up and shared with participants at the end of class.

Since much of what is created is dictated by the kinds of raw material collected, each student is encouraged to collect single use plastics (clean and dry) and bring them to class to work with and/or share.

Tools & Materials: Please bring collected plastics; bags, wrappers, films, bubble wrap, straws, any foam.

Provided with class - Iron, hot glue gun, clear packing, tape, glue sticks, 

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1 hour workshop

You can’t EAT that! - Kids 6 to Teen

This workshop will explore art-making with single-use plastics while we pretend to be sushi chefs! Students will discover the possibilities and process of making Plastishimi, transforming everyday “trash” into edible looking artwork worthy of your wall. The instructor will offer brief demonstrations on techniques originated in his art practice and guide the group while they create a small sushi themed wall relief or small sculpture. Each student is encouraged to collect single use plastics (clean and dry) and bring them to class to work with or share. 

Tools & Materials: Collected plastics; bags, wrappers, films, bubble wrap, straws, foam in any shape. Provided with class - clear packing tape, glue, scissors