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MAKER MAKER: DIY Buttons with Claire HunterJanuary 22, 2020
Join us for the first MAKER MAKER workshop of 2020 and learn to make your own buttons with current Mount Allison Fine Arts student Claire Hunter. Claire works in video, performance, printmaking and textiles, often using humour to explore themes of queer identity.
Claire is a maker and collector of pin-back buttons who uses the small format as a powerful platform for political statements and artmaking.
At this workshop, participants will create their own custom buttons using a whole range of approaches. Play with text, collage found images, and add hand-drawn details. Whether on a jacket, a shoulder bag, or backpack, buttons move through the world at large, bringing the personal into the public. At the end of the night, you can wear your mini-artwork home.
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.
MAKER MAKER is free and all materials are provided, no registration required.