MIR Sustainable Art: Repurposing Objects

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Adults , Seniors

Program Description

Event Details

Maker in Residence Cara McKinley will introduce viewers to alternative uses for plastic waste and old trinkets readily available at home. We encourage you to follow along with the project using your own materials, so we've provided a suggested supply list with the video so that you can participate at your convenience! 

  • VIDEO - Plastic Reboot: Using simple and complex building methods, along with previous techniques (introduced in Clay Dig & Sand Sculptures), learn to reshape plastic using scissors, a nail file, and connection styles (maybe even some packaging tape). The everyday bottle is transformed into a treasure that catches light using rethought objects from your surroundings.
    • Supplies: plastic (found or collected), scissors, permanent marker
    • Optional: packaging tape (clear), nail file, pliers, drill XACTO, glue pigment mixture (or nail polish), wire, glitter, rhinestones, sequins, tinfoil, additional found objects

Want to learn more? Cara will be available Friday, September 25 for a LIVE chat to talk about the Plastic Reboot video! More information available HERE.