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Junk Art: Making Art from Repurposed Materials

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Start Date:

Fri, Jan 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time

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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 6 - 12 years old
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this crafts class:

It’s junk art! Ever wondered how artists take recycled materials and transform them into something new? In this class, we will explore 2D and 3D art forms, creating tiny art pieces to larger-than-life sculptures. Artists will repurpose cardboard, everyday found objects and recycled materials to make giant masks, mini animals, dream city landscapes, weave found objects, make a mini museum, create a marvelous mobile, and explore the world of DIY printmaking.

Class 1: Giant Masks

  • Artists will explore larger-than-life sculpture by making giant masks out of cardboard, recycled materials, homemade paper mâché and paint.

Class 2: Mini-Animal Sculptures

  • Artists will make palm-size sculptures of animals using only paper towels, homemade paper mâché and paint.

Class 3: Dream City Reliefs

  • Artists will use cardboard and paint to build a 3D relief of a dream city landscape.

Class 4: Stuffy Soft-Sculpture

  • Artists will be invited to create "stuffy" soft sculptures using a paper bag, coloring supplies, staples and tape.

Class 5: Nature Weavings

  • Artists will make a cardboard loom and take old clothing and rags to weave with collected natural objects.

Class 6: Miniature Museum

Artists will create a "mini museum" out of cardboard, magazines, a small box and tiny found treasures.

Class 7: Marvelous Mobiles

  • Artists will learn how to create a wonderful hanging mobile using yarn, sticks, found objects, cardboard and paint.

Class 8: Cardboard Creatures

  • Artists will learn how to create cardboard 3D standing sculptures of their favorite furry creatures.

Class 9: DIY Stamps

  • Artists will create artwork with homemade relief stamps made out of everyday objects and found materials.

Class 10: DIY Prints

  • Artists will make one of a kind prints using hot glue, cardboard, paint, styrofoam, washable markers and crayons.

Materials List:

  • Copy paper
  • Large cardboard box
  • Strong Scissors
  • Recycled tubes, plastic containers, scrap cardboard
  • Masking tape
  • Paper mache (flour and water)
  • Stack of newspaper
  • Paper bag
  • Pencil, eraser and sharpener
  • Acrylic or tempera paint
  • Colored pencils, crayons
  • Yarn
  • Fabric scraps, old t-shirts
  • Tiny found objects: buttons, pebbles, seashells, feathers, beads, etc
  • Sticks
  • Embroidery needle

Optional: 

  • beads, pom poms
  • Class 3: Hot Glue
  • Class 9: Bottle caps, wine corks and glue gun
  • Class 10: Glue gun, styrofoam sheet, washable markers

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Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy
When class/workshop enrollment is below the minimum five days prior to the first day of class, the class may be cancelled. If there is a cancellation, we will contact registered students at least 4 days before the start of the class/workshop by email or by phone.

We will offer students the option to transfer into another class or receive a full refund for the amount paid.

Classes are not refunded due to failure to attend class, planned absences, minor illnesses, or vacations.

If you drop a class:
  • You will receive a 100% refund minus a $15 administrative fee if you drop a class at least 7 days before it starts. 
  • You will receive a 50% refund minus a $15 administrative fee if you drop a class after this point but before the second day of class. 
  • There are no refunds after the second class.
If you drop a workshop:
  • You will receive a 100% refund minus a $15 administrative fee if you drop a class at least 7 days before it starts. No refunds or credit will be given after this point.
Start Dates (7)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
11:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time Alexandria Martinez 1 $18
11:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time Alexandria Martinez 1 $18
11:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time Alexandria Martinez 1 $18
11:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time Alexandria Martinez 1 $18
11:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time Alexandria Martinez 1 $18
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
11:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time Alexandria Martinez 1 $18
11:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time Alexandria Martinez 1 $18

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