Ok, so end of November into December maybe a little busy for the Works-in-Progress collective in a busy time of year, a little heavily booked maybe. But we did the rescheduled re-wrapping/ reusable gift wrap and bags workshop at Castle Makers on November 30, with only facilitators, no participants. BUT, some great ideas generated so we will want to do that again on purpose. Also, turns out Gabrie (one of our younger members) loves to iron so we are now REALLY ready for the next workshop on the 11th.
We talked about creating and selling work under the works-in-progress umbrella, positive feedback. Many artists and creators in the group who do other things but all create some things from other things that would fit our brand.
We also work-shopped a new logo idea I was kicking around, with a transforming arrow-whoosh!- good for labels, as we can say what an item was and what it is now- whoosh!
Used the new logo on a swap poster, swapping as a verb. We got to see the swap in action as we are knee deep in swaps and clothing drives now... trying to keep all of these clothes out of our living room by keeping them moving. Winter drive continues with Davisville PS and a mini "sort and swap" event in Hodgson MS during a DPS school council meeting, where volunteers and neighbours were welcome to come and donate, sort and swap locally.
Drive continues until it wraps up with another swap event during a school concert on Dec 12 at the Davisville Vaughan Road location, open to neighbours during the concert, DPS families before and after. Then another swap in another neighbourhood on the 14th and (dates to be confirmed) culminating in a big Bag2SChool drive from the old year to the new.
art experiments turning waste into beauty