ART & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

Interested in learning a creative skill? We’ve led a number of artist workshops, and we love to share our know-how with others. We offer a variety of in-depth art-making workshops, both inside and outside of our mobile space. We’re happy to put together private workshops for groups.

  • screen printing 101: have fun and learn how to print onto tote-bags, t-shirts, tea towels and more!
  • block printing: learn how to carve your own printing block to create cards & stationery, as well as printed fabric
  • book binding: we offer workshops that explore a variety of book binding techniques, including japanese stab-binding and hard-cover case binding
  • shibori inspired resist-dying: explore the wonders of creating interesting patterns and textures on fabric using dyes and various resist methods. Great for outdoor events.
  • button making: create fun collectable one-of a kind collage buttons to keep or share

We also partner with other artists and organizations to host guest workshops on occasion, including:

  • Tattoo inspired embroidery with Hillary Webb
  • Calligraphy 101 with Fox & Flourish
  • Meditation in Tight Spaces with the Social Yoga
  • Mini Paper Pavillion Club with Erin Marranca

DROP IN CREATIVE ACTIVATIONS

Looking to add a creative intervention to your public event or festival? Get in touch – we’ve hosted a number of creative activations at community events that are fun and memorable for all who participate.

  • Collaborative weaving at Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival
  • Champion-shop award making station at Powell Street Festival
  • Mask Making workshop at Parade of Lost Souls
  • Native plant inspired art making at Coho Salmon Festival
  • Mobile Campfire Booth as part of the Neighbourmaker Project & the Museum of Vancouver

LONG TERM PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PROJECTS

We’ve worked with a number of local institutions to provide longer projects that get communities making art, learning new skills, and connecting with each other.

  • Summer at Deer Lake Park – a summer residency hosted by the Burnaby Art Gallery
  • Run with the Coywolves – a yearlong art and nature project with students of Windsor House School in North Vancouver
  • Good Idea Lab at the Roundhouse Community Centre – exploring the possibilities of community generated ideas through creative play, art-making and public celebrations
  • Creative Publics – a roving art-making installation engaging the public to create art inspired by the federal election
  • Tin Can at Super Cool Tuesdays – a 6 week residency at Interurban Gallery, and exploration and of a variety of materials, processes and play for members of the Downtown Eastside Community. Part of SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement Super Cool Tuesday’s program.

PUBLIC CELEBRATIONS

We love creating special opportunities for people to come together! We’ve hosted a variety of fun events open to the community at large. Check out our events page to find out more!

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