Open call for participation in community art project ‘Earth Wear’

Free weekly on-line workshops
June-July 2020

‘Earth Wear’ is a series of tree trunk ‘scarves’ decorated with recycled materials such as tote bags, plastic caps, CDs, and keyboard keys. Similar to ‘yarn bombing’ these ‘tree scarves’ will be wrapped around tree trunks along 26th Street and Iris in August and Boulder Central Park (date TBA). This community arts project has been supported by a Boulder Arts Commission grant with Creative Catalyzer, Angie Eng as lead artist.

Boulderites can attend free on-line art workshops where we glue, sew, weave the tree wraps together. These workshops will occur between June 1-August 15 2020. If you can not participate in the workshops, you can still participate in the project and follow the tutorials for each workshop below. All participants will drop off finished work and they will be attached to a tree scarf to be on display in August. Adults and teens welcome. Participants under 8 should be accompanied by a teen/adult. See below for details.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Summer Workshops

Weave plastic tote bags

Etch botanical CD portraits

Plastic Cap emojis

When: June 26/June 28
July 6,13,20
Duration: 1 hours
Time: 1:30-3 (6/26) 3-4:30(6/28)
Mondays 6-7pm in July
Where: Zoom video conference
Cost: Free
Tutorial: video tutorial
Materials you’ll need:
-2 plastic reusable tote bags
(Arc Thrift Store sells 4 for $1)

When: TBA
Duration: 2 hours
Dates/time: 3-5pm
Where: Zoom video conference
Cost: Free
Tutorial: video tutorial
Materials you’ll need:
-black/white acrylic paint
-2 paint brushes (1/4″, 1/2″)
-2 CDs
-wax/parchment paper
-mechanical pencil or sharp point utensil for etching

When: July 5th
Duration: 1 hour
Dates/time: 1:30-2:30
Where: Zoom video conference
Cost: Free
Tutorial: N/A
Materials you’ll need:
– 20 plastic caps/lids (no metal)
-glue sticks/glue gun or glue
-black sharpie
googly eyes ($3.99 on amazon)-red sharpie/paper clips(optional)

Donate your recycled waste

We are collecting donations of recycled waste. We would be very grateful if you could collect and donate any items below. Drop off location:

Art Parts Creative Reuse
2860 Bluff Street
Call for hours: 720-379-5328

Please fill out form if you can offer these items:

  • plastic colored caps/lids
  • small toys (less than 3″)
  • small stuffed animals (less than 3″)
  • CDs/cassettes
  • reusable plastic tote bags (no cotton/dept store bags OK)
  • plastic bread ties