Workshops

Recycled Purse and Car Art

Make sure you check out these instructional and eco-friendly workshops, hosted by local artists and businesses (tentative schedule).

 

 

Saturday, August 30

 1 p.m. “After the party” Kites!

Participants will create kites using streamers and tablecloths recovered from smattered events around the city.

 2 p.m. Basic Bookbinding

Participants will learn basic bookbinding techniques with the use of old cereal and food boxes. Make small journals and magazines in no time!

 3 p.m. New Life for Old Bags

Participants will re-purpose plastic bags to make plastic yarn, which is crocheted to make sleeping mats for the homeless. *Participants are encouraged to bring plastic grocery bags from home to help the environment!

 4 p.m. Folk Art

Participants will create small mixed-media pieces of artwork made up of bottle caps, magazine images, jewelry and beads. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate as well! *Feel free to bring broken jewelry or beads from home.

 5 p.m. Plastic! Paper! Scissors!

Participants will make cool crafts to trade with friends and take back to school! Each craft is made with recycled materials that everyone has in their home or school.

 

Sunday, August 31

 1 p.m. Rethink, Refrain, Retrain – Changing the Game on Recycling

This workshop is dedicated to changing our thoughts to make recycling a part of the routine throughout life instead of a temporary habit or routine. Built upon the “reduce, reuse, recycle” concept including new perspectives and updates. Plus, attendees get a free canvas tote!

 2 p.m. Basic Bookbinding

Participants will learn basic bookbinding techniques with the use of old cereal boxes and food boxes. Make small journals and magazines in no time!

 3 p.m. Delicious Bag Decorating

Join Whole Foods Market & Chicago Rarities Orchard Project (CROP) and decorate a reusable bag with eco-friendly supplies for free.

 4 p.m. Folk Art

Participants will create small mixed-media pieces of artwork made up of bottle caps, magazine images, jewelry and beads. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate as well! *Feel free to bring broken jewelry or beads from home.

5 p.m. Pianos on Parade

Participants will help paint piano keys to create musical masterpieces!