Come with your spooky stories, your cautionary tales, the figures that lived in your childhood garden or home. Bring these figures to life through found and foraged materials.
The goal of this workshop is to explore memories using the senses, to exchange stories about supernatural encounters and occurrences, to introduce participants to making sculptures using materials they can easily forage or find, and to generate a sense of community by connecting participants through art, folklore, and storytelling.
We provide all materials, as well as prompt sheets. We guide participants through the process of thinking of supernatural creatures and encounters from their own lives, and depicting them through a variety of foraged materials, including black walnuts, sticks, pinecones, moss, flowers, and more. At the end of each workshop, participants share their creations and the story behind them.
Contact us if you’re interested in bringing this workshop to your organization.
If you want to see more of what this workshop looks like, take a look at where we have facilitated it in the past.
The Ground Floor, Jumblies Theatre
June 10th, 2023
This workshop took place during our artist residency at Jumblies Theatre and Arts, a community arts organization in the Cityplace area of Toronto. Look through the gallery to see participants creating and sharing during the workshop.
Look through the sculptures participants made at The Ground Floor!
June 12th, 2023
This workshop took place during our artist residency at Arts4All, a community arts organization in the Perth-Davenport neighbourhood of Toronto. Look through the gallery to see participants creating and sharing during the workshop.
Look through the sculptures participants made at Arts4All!