Articles From : Explore Ecology

  • ReUse Robots Workshop
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    ReUse Robots Workshop

    Turn your old boxes and containers into robots. Our art coordinator Rachel will teach you how to take your recycling and create your very own robots.

    Supplies for the workshop are materials that you most likely already have at home

    You’ll need the following:

  • Fertile Soil, Less Toil Workshop
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    Fertile Soil, Less Toil Workshop

    Build your own vermicomposting bin in this hands-on workshop with Explore Ecology Garden Educator Bennett Rock on Friday, July 24th, at 4:00 pm on Zoom. Bennett will teach you how to create healthy, fertile garden soil using worms. You’ll learn how to maintain your new worm bin, what your worms and other soil organisms need to thrive, and how vermicompost can be used in your garden. Grow more with less by letting healthy soil do the work. This is the first workshop in our Healthy Soil Series.

  • Explore Ecology Summer Camp
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    Explore Ecology Summer Camp

    This Summer, Explore Ecology Camps are going virtual! We are planning for a summer full of creative reuse art, gardening, and environmental education activities. Our week-long camps will meet via Zoom daily from 9:00 am to 11:00 am Monday through Friday. Campers will enjoy projects, connect with each other, and most importantly have fun while safe at home.

    Camp sign up also registers you for our new Explore Ecology Clubhouse. Each afternoon after camp, you can join us for two optional creative activities or take a break and jump back in for camp the next day.

  • Creating Transformational Spaces Workshop
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    Creating Transformational Spaces Workshop

    Let's envision our future by creating the ecovillage of our dreams in this experiential art workshop at Art From Scrap. We'll make to-scale models of an imaginary, but possible transformational community. Guest Instructor Nicky LaFleur of Lucidity will lead us in envisioning how to infuse soul and create shape in a communal environment and then build a self-sustaining magical miniature community by working with the forms of reuse materials. Join us for this exploration in using our imaginations to construct worlds of cooperation, creativity, and regeneration.

  • COSMIC DAYDREAM Art Opening
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    COSMIC DAYDREAM Art Opening

    COSMIC DAYDREAM, an immersive art installation featuring a suite of virtual reality films by filmmaker Travis Hutchison, opens at the Art From Scrap Gallery on Friday, January 31st, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. COSMIC DAYDREAM celebrates the art, music, and innovation of three legendary artists who explored the idea of “Space Age”: Andy Warhol’s Silver 60’s, David Bowie’s 70’s Glam Rock, and Kenny Scharf’s New Wave 80’s.

    The virtual reality experience will be offered for one night only on Friday, January 31st, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Opening Reception.

  • Beach Cleanup
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    Beach Cleanup

    Thank you for cleaning the beach with us this year! We love clean beaches. If you do, too, let's make our last cleanup of 2019 HUGE! Join us on Sunday, December 8th, at 10:00 am at Arroyo Burro Beach. Meet at the Watershed Resource Center before the cleanup for supplies and to sign in. Pre-registration is advised, but not necessary.

  • Lip Balms and Salves Workshop
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    Lip Balms and Salves Workshop

    Learn a new skill perfect for gift making in this special holiday workshop led by instructor Rachel Meeker of Wanderlust Wildcraft. Rachel will show us how to make easy handmade body products from natural ingredients. Skip the stress of holiday shopping this year and instead enjoy an afternoon of handcrafting natural products in the Art From Scrap workshop.

  • Stained Glass Ornaments Workshop
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    Stained Glass Ornaments Workshop

    Celebrate the holidays by making Modern Stained Glass Ornaments with Art From Scrap! Chelsea of Brewer & Marr Glassworks will be your guide through the mindful practice of the copper foil stained glass method. This workshop is suited for adults 18 years and older. Your $68 tickets includes all materials, three hours of instruction, and a glass of wine.

  • Dream Weavers and Embroiderers of Truth Art Opening
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    Dream Weavers and Embroiderers of Truth Art Opening

    Dream Weavers & Embroiderers of Truth opens at the Art From Scrap Gallery on Friday, November 15th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. You are invited to this beautiful show that highlights the work of gifted local fiber artists. Artists include Georganne Alex, Ti (Theresa de L’Arbre d’Estaing), Laura Denny, Debbie Donley, Maria Dzreeva, Judith Geiger, Annie Guillamette, Maureen Kampen, Syd McCutcheon, Mary Price, Carol Rosen, Ute Vasina, and Dana Zyrzolo.

  • Call for Fiber Artists for New Exhibition
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    Call for Fiber Artists for New Exhibition

    We are looking for fiber artists to submit work for our November fiber arts show Dream Weavers & Embroiderers of Truth. Open to fiber arts in any media, the new show will highlight the work of gifted local fiber artists and cohorts from further afield.

  • Mini Elf Making Art Workshop
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    Mini Elf Making Art Workshop

    This week create your own mini elf with guest artist Laura Denny.

    The Art From Scrap CreatorLab comes alive with a themed workshop every Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Filled with hundreds of reuse materials, our CreatorLab is sure to ignite your imagination! Children 6 years and up can stay and have fun while their parents go shopping at the Saturday Farmer’s Market – just one block away. Workshops are taught by visiting Guest Artists and AFS Staff Members. This is a perfect way to spend a morning – for artists of all ages and abilities. Cost: $8.00 per person

  • Painted Planet Ornaments Art Workshop
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    Painted Planet Ornaments Art Workshop

    Paint Planet ornaments with Jason to make your holiday decorations outta this world!

  • Pirate Chests and Treasure Maps Art Workshop
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    Pirate Chests and Treasure Maps Art Workshop

    The Art From Scrap CreatorLab comes alive with a themed workshop every Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Filled with hundreds of reuse materials, our CreatorLab is sure to ignite your imagination! Children 6 years and up can stay and have fun while their parents go shopping at the Saturday Farmer’s Market – just one block away. Workshops are taught by visiting Guest Artists and AFS Staff Members. This is a perfect way to spend a morning – for artists of all ages and abilities. Cost: $8.00 per person

  • Fall Garland to Hang or Wear Art Workshop
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    Fall Garland to Hang or Wear Art Workshop

    Make some fall garland to brighten up the season with guest artists Judy Nilsen.

  • Harvest Stained Windows Art Workshop
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    Harvest Stained Windows Art Workshop

    Draw festive harvest scenes onto transparencies to adorn your windows. Guest Artist will help you draw something beautiful and lead you through the unique medium.

  • Autumn Accordian Books With Marilee Krause
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    Autumn Accordian Books With Marilee Krause

    Create autumn accordion books with Marilee Krause this week in the art workshop. Make a gratitude journal, picture book, any accordion creation with our workshop of reuse materials.

  • Invent a Plant with Madeline Price
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    Invent a Plant with Madeline Price

    Be a botanist this week as you invent your own plant creation from reuse art materials.

  • Spooky Puppets with Laura Denny Art Workshop
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    Spooky Puppets with Laura Denny Art Workshop

  • Pacific Paradise - Oceanic Art Opening
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    Pacific Paradise - Oceanic Art Opening

    Artist Sheryl Schroeder has created beautiful and diverse work for her solo show Pacific Paradise Oceanic Art, opening at the AFS Gallery on Thursday, September 5th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Sheryl Schroeder is a native Californian and an avid conservationist. Growing up on the beach, Sheryl surfed and played in the ocean and picked up trash to keep the beaches clean. Sheryl campaigns for less plastic and for an end to over-fishing of our oceans. Her work is whimsical, fun, and bright, influenced by her early animation days and artists like Mary Blair.

  • Coastal Cleanup Day 2019
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    Coastal Cleanup Day 2019

    Isn’t it time to show your favorite beach or creek some love? Join us for Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 21st from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

    The largest volunteer effort in California, Coastal Cleanup Day is our day to give back to the ocean, beaches, and creeks that make Santa Barbara County such a wonderful place to live.Get outside, enjoy nature, and and remove marine debris from our beaches and waterways.

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