Extinction Rebellion Toronto hosts a "Protestival" downtown Toronto to protest the major banks (HQ at Bay and King) and their support of fossil fuels. The event was organized by Works-in-Progress member Dr Leslie Solomonian and we made giant bubble mix and sticks for her to share, then brought T-shirts and food colouring paint in the afternoon to decorate with the extinction rebellion logo. Go Earth! Bonus, Leslie added hul hooping to her skill set. See video below for a taste...
This week we made giant bubbles with children and adults. Various online recipes, all worked to various degrees. Beautiful and ephemeral, works better in cool and calm rather than hot and windy. We made wands from sticks gathered from yard waste using this design and this recipe recommended by my mom and by our kindergarten teacher partner. This is a definite work-in-progress, We are experimenting with eco play items for an Extinction Rebellion event organized by one of our members on June 25
Our second day of workshops at the Davisville Community Garden. Despite the cool weather we had a steady stream of artists creating small fairy path tiles from up-cycled toys, tiles and broken ceramic, Designs were embedded in cement inside of molds made from diverted waste from the Davisville Snack program and are curing now in the park shed. The nests we made at the Community Egg Hunt in April have been lined with burlap and filled with dirt and donated plants, the tiles will go in and around them. Joy all 'round.
Works-in-Progress drop in workshop at the second Appletree Market Day... We made cork signs for the community garden with kids and their adult humans, for some of the plants in the ground and some future plants. Leah also brought some show and tell. She has been making upcycled fabric samples from #evelikesgreen into glass/pencil cases- gorgeous! also this triangle bag, modeled here by Tanya. Next drop in workshop on June 4, 4:15-5:15 by the Davisville Community Garden, where we will make mosaic tiles for the garden.
The Earth week Used Book sale wrapped up May 5, 2019, with over $1000 of books and upcycled crafts sold, plus teachers "shopped" for free Friday afternoon. We still had about 15 boxes left over, Beata brought some children's books to the Children's book bank, and some others to Value Village. We stocked the little free library at Vaughan Road academy for a few weeks, then found a new home for the remaining books with ANOTHER school used book sale in the neighbourhood. Endless book sale!
art experiments turning waste into beauty