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 sweaters. Similar to ‘yarn bombing’ these ‘tree scarves’ will be wrapped around tree trunks along 26th Street and Iris as well as downtown Central Park in Boulder in August and September 2020. 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 1 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.

Summer Workshops

Weave plastic tote bags

Etch botanical CD portraits

Plastic Cap emojis

When: June 5th, June 12th
Duration: 1 hour
Time: 1:30-2:30
Where: Zoom video conference
Cost: Free
Tutorial: video tutorial
Materials you’ll need:

-2-4 plastic reusable tote bags
(Arc Thrift Store sells 4 for $1)
-scissors
-stapler
-thread/needle(optional)

When: June 19, June 26th
Duration: 1 hour
Dates/time: 1:30-2:30
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
-mechanical pencil with metal tip or sharp-pointed utensil for etching

When: July 10th, July 17th
Duration: 1 hour
Dates/time: 1:30-2:30
Where: Zoom video conference
Cost: Free
Tutorial: coming soon!
Materials you’ll need:
-plastic caps (no metal)
– 1/2 yard white cotton batting/scrim (buy at Joann’s)
-glue sticks/glue gun
-black sharpie pen
-red sharpie /white paint pen

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. 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
  • old sweaters or knit scarves