LitterARTI – Under the Plastic Ocean at the Harbour Festival – 18-19 July

Litterarti creative fun family workshops at festivals

This coming weekend LitterARTI will be at the Harbour Festival – joining Cirque Bijou in the Kids area together with performance group – Bocadalupa and the Cardboard Club.

Over five trillion pieces of plastic are floating in our seas. Imagine a world where the sea-creatures adapted to this new awry environment. Come and join us for creative workshops and fun under this weirdly wonderful plastic ocean.

We will be making instruments and sculptures and explore ways to reduce our use of plastics and look at ways collectively to save our oceans.

We will be making instruments and sculptures and explore ways to reduce our use of plastics and look at ways collectively to save our oceans. We will also be displaying artworks created by the Bannerman Road Primary School in Easton together with Artist, Amy Peck, as well as a sculpture co-created with kids in Lawrence Weston with LitterARTI and Artist Pete Margerum supported by BYCA and Bristol City Council. We will also be displaying wonderful artworks created by Bridget Ely, Fiona Hobson,Tracy Graham, Joel Mark Calvert and Eduardo Allen, and Phipholle.

The Friday eve also sees the launch of the life size Blue Whale by Codsteaks and Ape Project supported by Bristol Green Capital and the Arts Council in Millenium Square which will be on display during the Summer. This is also to bring awareness to the problem of plastics floating in our oceans.

See the pictures below form our previous event at the Backwell Festival the past weekend. We had so much fun with all the families and the kids were so creative!

Litterarti workshops at the Backwell Festival 2015.

Litterarti workshops at the Backwell Festival 2015.

LitterARTI workshops at the Backwell Festival 2015

LitterARTI workshops at the Backwell Festival 2015

Christmas workshops! MAKE-YOUR-OWN-GIFTS and DECORATIONS

LitterARTI Creative Workshops at Maisy and Ace Gallery from 19 - 29 November

Make-Your-Own-Christmas-Gifts and Decorations in creative craft workshops taking place from 19 – 29 November 2014. See the event page for more info on bookings.

Workshops are suitable for both kids and adults, and we also take group bookings, so why not do something different for Christmas this year? It will also be suited for charity groups and youth groups to attend.

We have three artists involved in our workshops who all use reclaimed materials to create their crafts: Phipholle, Grace Engel, and Katharina Nyilas.

Phipholle - LitterARTI - Creative Upcycling Workshops

Phipholle – Can-Jewelry Workshops

Phipholle is a young French woman passionate about DIY. Disheartened by the quantity of waste our society is producing, she has been exploring the creative potential of materials that she has been able to salvage in the street, in recycling centres or in her everyday life for the last 9 years. She regularly takes part in upcycling projects, showcases and sells her work. Phipholle is also an experienced workshop leader.

She frequently organises workshops for adults and kids during festivals and events, most recently in the frame of LitterARTI. She loves sharing clever recycling techniques with as many as possible and help people become more aware of their own creativity and realise that at their own level, they can help environmental issues.

Her workshops include jewelry making using bicycle inner tubes and softdrink cans. She will also be running a Christmas decoration workshop making wreaths, stars and more from reclaimed materials.

Innertube Jewelry and Christmas Wreath made by Phipholle

Innertube Jewelry and Christmas Wreath made by Phipholle







Grace Engel making origami garlands

Grace Engel making origami garlands

Beautiful butterfly origamis made be Grace Engel

Beautiful butterfly origamis made be Grace Engel

Grace Engel has made art for over 20 years, As well as other fine art, originals, prints and cards on sale in Bohemia, she produces individual commissioned portraits, and sells a line of recycled gifts in the form of small art pieces, painted jar lanterns and paper origami garlands  with cranes, lilies, and butterflies on ribbon with glass beads. She describes herself as compulsively and passionately creative, exploring all kinds of creativity throughout our lives.

Grace will be running a workshop  for all ages , encouraging creative recycling  by re- using old art trail brochures to make origami garlands.

Katharina Nyilas Memory album workshop

Katharina Nyilas Memory album workshop

Katharina Nyilas is doing a workshop constructing a beautiful memory album with fold out pages, flaps and pockets out of decorative, recycled and found papers. You will take home with you a unique decorated album which you will be able to give as a special gift on it’s own or fill with your own thoughts, memories and photographs.

Most of the materials you can find in your own home enabling you can take the skills you learn away with you and make a variety of wonderful recycled albums at home! All levels of experience are welcomed.  All materials and equipment will be provided however participants are welcome to bring their own paper, decorative beads and fabrics.The workshop will enable you to have fun, learn a new skill and create something you are proud of!

The LitterARTI-creative workshops will take place in a pop-up gallery Maisy and Ace. Beautiful artworks are on sale, and Kate will also have teas and coffees available while you enjoy your time in the gallery. The Gallery is part of an idea to bring new life into Old Market. Within walking distance from Cabot Circus, you have access to some original locally made art pieces. The shop location is: 80 West Street. St Philips. BS2 0BW

Creative workshop assistants and photographers needed (voluntary and half-paid / half – voluntary)

litterARTI exhibition and workshops by Recycling Artists at the Trinity Centre in Bristol

litterARTI and Trinity Community ARTS are hosting a weeklong exhibition / workshops at the Trinity centre from the 4 – 9 August.

It would involve an arts exhibition and workshops by Recycling artists for local youth groups and charities.

We would love to have people to assist us with the week. The type of people who would enjoy and benefit from this are people interested in the arts, education, and environment. We are looking to set up a team to help us with this work for next year on a much larger scale, so there is an intention that good relationships will be formed to allow for paid work for next year.

The theme we are exploring is our relationship with waste, and will do dedicated creative workshops and sessions around specific materials each day.

The duties for the week between 4 – 9 August would include:

  • Assisting the artists with workshops.
  • Assisting the organiser / curator with exhibition duties – including set up, and moving displays around each theme.
  • Assisting educators ensuring the information about the environmental impact of the materials get communicated clearly.
  • Photography, and filming the exhibition

How you can benefit:

  • Learn environmental facts and experience ways to educate about waste / recycling / sustainability creatively.
  • Training to assist in creative workshops with artists.
  • Learn how to organise events and curate exhibitions.
  • Opportunity to meet local charity groups and build potential relationships with these groups, for further work.
  • An event to document (for portfolio purposes) – we are raising funds for this opportunity currently.
  • Be part of a ground-breaking event and a grassroot organisation, with lots of potential for collaboration for future events.

We would also benefit from expertise in crowd funding, project management, admin duties and graphic design as well as marketing , from the 21st July, which will include, social media, administrative duties, managing a crowd funding campaign and other fundraising incentives. also research into topics, and design of posters and collateral for the exhibition.

Please let us know you interest, expertise, or what you can offer.Also let us know what days you would be available. We would require character references from people who would like to assist with workshops.

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