Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Keweenaw Krayons to sponsor Recycled Art workshop June 23-24

MOHAWK -- The second of several summer workshops in the Keweenaw Krayons Ripple Effect Recycled Art Program will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, and Thursday, June 24, at Keweenaw Krayons Art Center in Mohawk.

On Wednesday Artist Rachel Sommer will lead participants in the making of a mosaic art piece. On Thursday participants can attend Open Studio time to continue working on their projects with Rachel’s assistance. It is hoped that participants will learn the art medium and then teach it to others, thus creating a Ripple Effect.

Cost for the class, which includes supplies to make one mosaic art piece is $5. Participants can create a mosaic using one of Keweenaw Krayons' flower pots or recycled wood frames and/or garden stepping stones, or they are welcome to bring something small from home to use as a base. Ceramic, glass or wood are acceptable materials as long as the piece is not flexible. (No metal or plastic). Wood should be water-proofed prior to class (commercial sealer or 4 parts water to 1 part white glue, 4 coats).

Some possible ideas of items to bring are: candle holders, picture frame, vase, stepping stone, mirror frame, light fixture, wood box, soap dish, tissue box, cup, etc.

All ages are welcome, but youth younger than six are asked to bring an adult or older teen along. Participants are invited to bring special pieces to such as shells, stones, beach glass, etc., to add to their art piece. As always family discounts, bartering and scholarships are available.

In order to have enough supplies pre-registration is required. Call 337-4706 or email staff@keweenawkrayons.com.

The summer workshops are sponsored in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Copper Country Community Arts Council and the Denise Marth Memorial Grant through the Superior Child Abuse Prevention Council. For more information and a complete list of summer classes, check out www.keweenawkrayons.com.

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