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Wednesday, 18 January 2023


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MAKER MAKER: Magic Shrink Plastic with Vanessa Blackier

After three years on pause, we are thrilled to relaunch our MAKER MAKER workshop series! Join us as we kick off our 2023 program with Sackville artist, Vanessa Blackier, and discover the magic of shrink plastic.

At this workshop, you will learn tips and tricks for working with shrink plastic. We’ll have everything you’ll need to get started—shrink film, Sharpies, and scissors. Draw and cut out your designs and pop them into one of our portable toaster ovens, then watch in amazement as they shrink to half their original size. Turn your small-scale creations into charms, pendants, pins and more!

Vanessa Blackier is a crafter and connoisseur of cute tiny things, so naturally shrink plastic is her medium of choice. Finding inspiration anywhere from the garden to the thrift store, she designs colourful jewellery pieces for quirky and kitschy souls. You can find her handcrafted accessories at @veebeeshoppee on Instagram.

MAKER MAKER is a monthly program of seriously small after-hours art workshops. Led by diverse Maker Mentors, each workshop introduces a pocket-sized art project that can be made in two hours or less. Designed for accomplished and aspiring makers alike, MAKER MAKER is for anyone interested in making small things by hand with friends and fellow makers. This informal workshop series explores how working small can be practical, portable, and playful, economical, sharable, and even wearable.

While the hot chocolate and cookies are still on hiatus, we are so looking forward to gathering with you again! Masks are required at the Owens and in all buildings at Mount Allison University.

MAKER MAKER is free and all materials are provided; no registration required.

Masks are mandatory

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