Sau Fann Lee is a bit of a hoarder, but more importantly a mom of two, trying to tame these tendencies, holding onto too many sentimental and pretty things and none more sentimental than the tiny, cute, whimsical, soft and colourful clothes that her kids have outgrown. She began making quilts for her family as a way to capture the milestones and memories that each happy colour and pattern evoked. As her kids grew and as more and more was acquired, worn, passed down and outgrown, the more those heaps of old clothes grew into small mountains. Soon, she had more quilts/throws/blankets in our home than she had beds, sofas and comfy chairs! She had to do something with all of them, and then she couldn’t stop. No joke.
Responding to the massive amounts of waste that we generate in our everyday lives, she is interested in up-cycling materials that we would otherwise throw out or giveaway, transforming them into something surprising and new, creating unique, functional and beautiful pieces that tell a story, maybe your story.
The Corktown Community Creations Workshops are your opportunity to experiment with expressive arts therapy, basic jewelry composition, and fabric arts. Our intimate “hands on” art sessions are guided by our collaborative group of artists and designed for participants ages 8 and upwards. Each session is 2 hours long and consists of 3 – 40 minute workshops.
Who are the Collaborative Artists?
Georgia Fullerton- Full Fine Art
Erin Ademoglu – Twisted Metal In Motion
Sylvia Welsh – Collaboration Curators
What’s in it for you?
At completion of the 2 hour creative session each participants will take home:
An expressive piece of personalized art on canvas paper or board. (40 minutes)
A piece of convertible up-cycled jewelry. (40 minutes )
An improvisational piece of fabric art . (40 minutes)
How much does it cost?
Each session is $45.00 per participant, inclusive of all materials.
The 2 Hands Create event curated market place is just around the corner along with summer.
School is wrapping up and end of semester fashion shows, and exhibitions are almost finished. So for all those procrastinators and emerging artists we are thinking of you.
The application process will remain open until September, 2016.
I know I won’t see any submissions for the energy harvesting dress that charges your phone , but this is a great opportunity for all those emerging artists who are looking for inspiration and support to carry the them through the summer.
So all those emerging artists who are just wrapping up the school year, it’s your chance to apply. We still have a few spaces to fill, so hurry.
There are three more weeks to get your shit together and apply.