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Re-Use Art & Tools for Low-Cost, High-Impact Learning

Workshop Details

Date(s): April 19, 2021
Time: 3:30-4:30PM
Place: Virtual meeting
Presenter: Maiya Becker, Lane Arts Council
Audience: K-12 educators and counselors
Capacity: 50 participants
Fees: $22
  • Attendees will learn creative ways to use re-use materials like cardboard, plastics, and packaging scraps for artistic expression and exploration.
  • Attendees will discuss how to utilize this art-making approach to provide students creative methodologies for communicating learning.
  • Attendees will ideate how to develop problem solving, envisioning, and expression skills in a diverse range of learners.
Description: In this workshop, participants will be shown a variety of art-making strategies that utilize everyday materials like cardboard, plastics, and packaging scraps. When resources are tight or assembling material kits is a difficult task, ReUse art is a great way to engage students’ unlimited creative potential without breaking the bank. Give your students a creative outlet to express their learning through sculpture, collage, assemblage and more!

Maiya Becker (she/her) is the past board vice president of MECCA (Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts) and a volunteer for their SELCO Saturday Kids Workshop, hosting crafty birthday parties and attending outreach events on behalf of MECCA. She has served as a Lane Arts Council teaching artist for years, bringing the joy of ReUse Art and environmental science to students across Lane County. She also teaches knitting and fiber arts at the University of Oregon Craft Center.
Lunch: No lunch will be provided.
Prerequisites: None
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