Sunday, March 17 at 2:15 pm

Space is limited. Please sign up for this event.

Learn how to make colorful, playful weavings utilizing discarded, reusable, recyclable, and natural materials with Green Art Workshop. In this multigenerational program (for ages 8+) we will look at how textiles have developed and reflected societies throughout the world from Ancient Egypt to New England. You will then create a personal textile artwork that re-purposes garments, natural fibers, discarded books, and more. You will also have the opportunity contribute to a collaborative weaving. The art created during the program will also be displayed at the library for the community to enjoy this spring. We encourage you to bring favorite old garments, ribbons, and other textiles that you want to repurpose for this project.

*This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wakefield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, as well as the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library.
Green Art Workshop (GAW) launched its inaugural program in San Francisco in 2010. The first collaborative workshop series brought youth to Recology’s Artist-In-Residence program and SCRAP, a local reuse center. The workshop encouraged participants to consider their personal consumption and to draw inspiration from art reflecting environmentally sustainable behavior. The enthusiastic response of the community led GAW to become a nonprofit organization in 2012 and to expanded its geographical scope to include Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York in 2016.

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