What a fantastic day for Del Ray's signature community event! UpCycle was on the Kids Korner with junk mail collage. Of course, the doggie subject matter of our collage was linked to our long-term project, Fur-Vor.
We offered all kids of discarded paper to collage with: junk mail, catalogs, envelopes, maps and pages from damaged books. Paper punches and scissors helped artists prepare the paper for the spaces they needed to fill.
Filling the spaces on the panels and canvas was a bit like paint by number. Our visitors selected a color scheme or pattern for each space, and everyone filled it accordingly. Most of the time we stuck to color palettes, but an out-of-the box idea was to fill a space with faces. Another idea was to fill a space with textures.
We enjoyed a visit with Tanner, a real corgi!
Many helpful hands contributed to creating two attractive pieces of community artwork by the end of the day!