MIR Sustainable Art: Community Builds!

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Age Group:

Adults , Seniors

Program Description

Description

Maker in Residence Cara McKinley has created 4 sculptures to serve as the frames for you to hang your finished air-dry clay art, which are now on display at the following library locations: Cheyenne Mountain Library, Penrose Library, Rockrimmon Library, & Ruth Holley Library. These sculptures, adorned with community-created art, will pull together the unique artistic perspectives of local community members who are together but apart during COVID-19. This project builds up a story of the woven solitary actions during quarantine and social distancing, reminding us that we all still have a hand and a voice in the community as a whole. Each individual expresses themselves freely as we weave our stories together.

Supplies will be provided as Take & Make (& Return!) kits at every PPLD Library location on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning on Monday, October 5. Supplies are limited - pick up your kit ASAP!

Video: Community Build Instructions

  • Community Build Instructions: A short segment overviewing what's in the Take & Make kit and how to approach the project. Will include a quick hand-building recap (in case you missed the Clay Dig Pt. 2 video), specifics for the project (final dimension, where to put holes for hanging, overall goals), and some advanced techniques.
    • Take & Make Kit supply contents (provided by PPLD): air-dry clay, plastic utensils, pencil
    • Optional supplies: water cup, paint brush, inspiration foliage (leaves/flowers to press into the clay), pigment (tempera, acrylic, latex, glitter, etc.)

Cara will be available in October for a LIVE chat to talk about the Community Build Project! Click on the date below to learn more:

Join PPLD in celebrating Arts Month!