Upcycled Fashion - Students will turn inner tubes into belts, banners into bags and backpacks, grain bags into lunch totes, old toys and glasses into earrings and liven up old bags with graffiti. This is a great way to make some one of a kind upcycled gifts. All supplies will be included. Absolutely no experience necessary.
12/2-12/3 (Weekend Workshop) 9-5 pm Saturday + Sunday
Tuition: $250 + $35 studio fee
Faculty: Kim Bernard creates sculpture that is recycled, kinetic, interactive, public and involves the community. She creates installations upcycled out of trash and is currently focusing on transforming plastic waste into sculpture using her portable recycling machines. She shows her work nationally and has been invited to participate in many exhibits, some of which include the Portland Museum of Art, Currier Museum of Art, Fuller Craft Museum, Harvard University, Art Complex Museum and UNH Museum of Art. Her work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe, Art News and Art New England. Bernard is the recipient of the Artist Advancement Grant, Kindling Fund Grant, NEFA grant, 6 Maine Arts Commission Grants as well as funding from the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation. She was an artist-in-residence in the Physics Department at Harvard University and at the University of New England. She received her BFA from Parsons in 1987 and her MFA from Mass Art in 2010. Bernard mentors emerging artists individually and teaches professional development to artists nationally.
SUPPLIES: All supplies provided but feel free to any materials from home you want to use.