Join AGA Educator Kerri in our studio this summer and discover the creative habits and building behaviours of animals. Inspired by our children’s gallery exhibition Animal Architects, we’ll examine a new animal or insect each week to better understand how they make and build. Then, we’ll make an artwork inspired by nature’s artistry.
Fun fact: Spiders and caterpillars have special glands that enable them to produce silk threads, a very useful building material! Transformed into cocoons or webs, you can find them hanging from a tree branches or sticking to the sides or corners of a building. This week, let us explore these amazing structures before building our own using materials from around the house.
Gather up the listed supplies from around your home, review our prep list and meet us online on Saturdays at 10am! Register through Webinarjam.
- An old T-shirt or two
- An embroidery hoop (20-30 cm) OR a piece of cardboard cut into a circle about 20-30 cm with slits around perimeter every 2 cms about 1 cm deep. See example here
- Scrap yarn, fabric strips, embroidery thread, buttons, beads, twine
- Flexible wire such as floral wire, jewelry wire or twist ties
- Optional: Crochet hook, plastic large eyed yarn needle