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  • 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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    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.

  • Our Medicine Grows Plant Walk & Medicine Making Journey
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    Our Medicine Grows Plant Walk & Medicine Making Journey

    Join herbalist Lindsay Kolasa for a day in the field at our Plant Walk and Medicine Making Workshop. We will sniff, sample, and sip our way through the plant world. Learn about the basics of how plants effect the body through taste and get ready to chew on some botanical terms and deep soul stories. By the end of the workshop, we'll be making medicine to take home!

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    Our Medicine Grows Plant Walk & Medicine Making Journey

    Join herbalist Lindsay Kolasa for a day in the field at our Plant Walk and Medicine Making Workshop. We will sniff, sample, and sip our way through the plant world. Learn about the basics of how plants effect the body through taste and get ready to chew on some botanical terms and deep soul stories. By the end of the workshop, we'll be making medicine to take home!

  • Arroyo Burro Beach Clean Up
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    Arroyo Burro Beach Clean Up

    Show the beach some love at Explore Ecology’s Monthly Beach Cleanups! Join us on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at beautiful Arroyo Burro Beach. Meet at the South Coast Watershed Resource Center (blue building) before the cleanup to sign in and pick up supplies. You can also bring your own bag, bucket, and gloves.

    Explore Ecology Monthly Cleanups are a great way for families, businesses, and groups to volunteer together. Spend time on the beach, get exercise, and take care of the ocean and environment every 2nd Sunday with Explore Ecology.

  • Rockin' Our Roots - Concert in the Vines
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    Rockin' Our Roots - Concert in the Vines

    Spend a beautiful afternoon at Buttonwood Farm and Winery for Rockin' Our Roots- Concert in the Vines on Saturday, July 20th, from 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Join us for an afternoon of music, wine, and fun! A benefit for Explore Ecology, this is one of our favorite events of the summer. Two bands, the Molly Ringwald Project and The Reserve will play by the vineyard pond. Bring a lawn chair, a picnic, and your dancing shoes (or flip flops). Sip on estate wines while you feel the groove of the vines!

  • Earth Color Workshop
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    Earth Color Workshop

    Discover the color all around you in our Earth Color Workshop with visiting artist Robin Whitfield. Robin will share her Mississippi-based mineral and plant materials and also guide a discovery of color in our area. Colors may come from mud, leaves, berries, flower petals, mushrooms, or mineral deposits. There will be self-guided exploration with squishing, smooshing, grinding, drawing, painting, and rubbing colors on watercolor paper.

  • Succulent Centerpieces Workshop
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    Succulent Centerpieces Workshop

    Add some festive fall delight to your holiday table with a handcrafted succulent centerpiece. Art From Scrap Guest Artist Sharon Night will teach you how to create, step by step, these beautiful living centerpieces.

    All materials and two hours of instruction will be provided. With proper care these centerpieces can live around two months- just enough time to keep your home looking cheery during the holiday season.

    Your $30 ticket include two hours of instruction, a glass of wine, and all materials needed for your succulent centerpiece.

  • Geometric Pinatas Workshop
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    Geometric Pinatas Workshop

    Create a fun addition to your next celebration! Learn how to make a Piñata with Brenna, the creative behind Pink Elephant & Co. In this workshop at Art From Scrap, Brenna will teach you how to make a colorful geometric piñata. Enjoy two hours of creativity and fun and get ready for your next party!

    Your ticket includes all materials needed for the project, two hours of instruction, and a glass of wine.

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    Geometric Pinatas Workshop

    Create a fun addition to your next celebration! Learn how to make a Piñata with Brenna, the creative behind Pink Elephant & Co. In this workshop at Art From Scrap, Brenna will teach you how to make a colorful geometric piñata. Enjoy two hours of creativity and fun and get ready for your next party!

    Your ticket includes all materials needed for the project, two hours of instruction, and a glass of wine.

  • Collage at the End of Time Art Opening
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    Collage at the End of Time Art Opening

    Collage at the End of Time, a group show featuring the work of Steve Fields, Rebecca Traver, and David Holland, opens at the Art From Scrap Gallery on Friday, October 12th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Collage at the End of Time is an exhibition of provocative and colorful works by three talented Santa Barbara artists. Please join us for our fall art opening and reception!

  • Community Beach  Cleanup at Arroyo Burro Beach
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    Community Beach Cleanup at Arroyo Burro Beach

    Do you love being on the beach, taking care of the ocean and environment, and helping to clean up marine debris? Explore Ecology Monthly Cleanups take place at Arroyo Burro Beach, one of Santa Barbara’s most gorgeous beaches. Beach Cleanups are a great way for families, businesses, and groups to volunteer together.

    Beach cleanups are on the 2nd Sunday of the Month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

    Meet us at the Watershed Resource Center at 10:00 am to sign in. BYOB- Please bring your own bag, bucket, and gloves. If you don’t have them, we will have supplies for you!

  • Community Beach  Cleanup at Arroyo Burro Beach
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    Community Beach Cleanup at Arroyo Burro Beach

    Do you love being on the beach, taking care of the ocean and environment, and helping to clean up marine debris? Explore Ecology Monthly Cleanups take place at Arroyo Burro Beach, one of Santa Barbara’s most gorgeous beaches. Beach Cleanups are a great way for families, businesses, and groups to volunteer together.

    Beach cleanups are on the 2nd Sunday of the Month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

    Meet us at the Watershed Resource Center at 10:00 am to sign in. BYOB- Please bring your own bag, bucket, and gloves. If you don’t have them, we will have supplies for you!

  • The Ocean Needs You on Coastal Cleanup Day
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    The Ocean Needs You on Coastal Cleanup Day

    Turn the tide on marine debris and become part of the solution to plastic pollution at Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 15th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. An international day of volunteer action, Coastal Cleanup Day offers community members a chance to give back to the beautiful beaches that make Santa Barbara County such a wonderful place to live. Get outside, enjoy nature, and remove marine debris from our beaches and waterways.

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    The Ocean Needs You on Coastal Cleanup Day

    Turn the tide on marine debris and become part of the solution to plastic pollution at Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 15th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. An international day of volunteer action, Coastal Cleanup Day offers community members a chance to give back to the beautiful beaches that make Santa Barbara County such a wonderful place to live. Get outside, enjoy nature, and remove marine debris from our beaches and waterways.

  • Lyndy Rocks n' Works Art Opening
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    Lyndy Rocks n' Works Art Opening

    Join us to celebrate the Opening and Reception for Lyndy Rocks n' Works at the Art From Scrap Gallery. Artist Lyndy Belchere will show her miniature works of art made with found and recycled materials, selected watercolor paintings, pen and ink, and pencil drawings.

    The reception will include light refreshments and the opportunity to meet Lyndy. We hope to see you on Friday, May 18th at Art From Scrap!

  • Waste Free Kitchen
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    Waste Free Kitchen

    In this engaging workshop, you'll learn tangible tools, tips, and recipes for reducing food waste in your home kitchen - everything from pantry organization, to proper food storage, as well as creative ways to utilize every part of various fruits, veggies, and herbs.

    This class is part demonstration and part hands-on; together we will create quick pickles from local farmers' market vegetables.

  • Bag Embellishing Workshop
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    Bag Embellishing Workshop

    If you love looking through Art From Scrap for that perfect bead or piece of fabric to decorate something, this is the workshop for you. Using items from the store you will personalize a burlap tote bag. Use buttons, fabric applique, beads, and more to make a one of a kind bag you will treasure. Let your creativity flow surrounded by new friends and inspiring materials. Each person will leave with a one of a kind bag that is sure to delight.

  • The Art of Indigo Dyeing Workshop
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    The Art of Indigo Dyeing Workshop

    Learn about the magic of indigo, a plant-based dye that has been used for thousands of years to create many hues of blue. Guest artist Derek Horn will teach us how to mix an indigo dye vat to get the most from this natural pigment.

    Participants will learn Shibori techniques, the Japanese art of shaped resist dyeing, to create beautiful designs on fabric. Everyone will leave with their own indigo creation and basic knowledge of the indigo process from plant to pigment.

  • The Art of Indigo Dyeing Workshop
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    The Art of Indigo Dyeing Workshop

    Learn about the magic of indigo, a plant-based dye that has been used for thousands of years to create many hues of blue. Guest artist Derek Horn will teach us how to mix an indigo dye vat to get the most from this natural pigment.

    Participants will learn Shibori techniques, the Japanese art of shaped resist dyeing, to create beautiful designs on fabric. Everyone will leave with their own indigo creation and basic knowledge of the indigo process from plant to pigment.

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