Working, creating and playing with reusable materials helps children acquire skills such as creativity, confidence, problem solving, focus and persistence. Our workshops are intended for teachers who would like to incorporate stimulating arts media and open ended materials into the classroom. A certificate with contact hours will be provided upon the conclusion on the workshops.
Trashion Fashion Workshop with Amy Merli
Join Trashion Fashion founder Amy Merli for a half day workshop with DC Public Schools and UpCycle. Trashion Fashion is a non-profit organization that sponsors annual runway and dance performances in New York, Washington DC and Connecticut. The organization educates and inspires youth to think creatively about trash by incorporating materials destined for the waste stream into wearble art. Learn more about the properties of waste materials and how you can support students as they plan and build their creations through the design process.
Date: COMING SPRING 2017
Presenter: Amy Merli, Founder of Trashion Fashion
Location: Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22301
Metro: King Street Station
Introduction to UpCycling with Young Learners -
Using Open Ended Materials With Children
Workshop participants learn how to collect, prepare, store and display a wide array of reusable materials that young children can use to explore and communicate their understanding of the world. The presentation highlights the benefits of including open-ended materials with children and provides innovative, yet practical, ideas for using them with young children. We start by describing core skills that young children develop by experimenting with reuse materials, and then show how these skills lay the foundation for facilitated group and self-directed work in later years.
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Time: 1 - 2:15 pm
Instructor: Kelley Organek
Location: 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Additional Workshop Topics
See below and check our blog for UpCycle's workshop topics. We can customize a workshop to suit your needs!
Materials Workshop - Printmaking and Paper Cloth
Workshop participants explore the possibilities of working with young children to print and make paper cloth From found object printing, to making print plates, to developing a printing process to use with children, many different printing techniques will be shared. We will also make paper cloth, a collage material that is part paper and part fabric. This unique and beautiful product can be used for sewing, book binding and more.