Shop Talk

[Photos] Wet Felting

Our instructor Loretta guided us through the ancient practice of felt making. A beautifully simple yet extremely tactile experience in creating fabric using wool fibres, soap, and water. We can’t wait to see what new projects we can create with felt.

[Photos] Open Improv

We’ve been having our Open Improv nights once a month and it’s turned into something sorta awesome. We’re planning on putting together a small show in September, so sign up for our email newsletter (in the footer) and we’ll keep you up to date. In the meantime, here are a few photos of the gang doing what they do.

Prototyping the Arduino Workshop

We’ve been spending the past few weeks trying to figure out the best way to deliver an Arduino workshop to everyone. The power of Arduino is amazing but it is certainly also intimidating to someone without a background in engineering. As strong advocates of project based learning we wanted to build a workshop where people can take home what they built and use it in their every day lives. Our answer at the moment is an Arduino controlled lamp!

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ART is where we PLAY!

We’ve started a Facebook Group for people who choose ART as their form of PLAY! Everyone in this group is encouraged to participate not spectate.

Stand-up, improv, and dance shows, art socials, cook-offs, jam sessions, and don’t make me crawl out of this computer and slap you! I’m sick and tired of LeVar Burton having all the fun. Learn a new skill, show off your old ones, and cook me some food!

This is a supportive environment so check your judgement at the door, and bring in the luuuuuv.

Tired of the same ol’ same? Join us in our fun social experiment. And remember… Playing isn’t just a young person’s game.

Join the discussion and get involved! https://www.facebook.com/groups/art.is.where.we.play/

Building the Stage

Are you the type of person that rushes into things out of eagerness only to find that you should have done things differently? Well, this is another one of those stories from yours truly.

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The stage at Dakota Tavern. One of my favourites.

It all began when a friend told me that it would be a great idea to have a stage. Think of the open mics you can hold there, she said. You can design it like the stage at Dakota Tavern, she said. Dakota was a place where the inner southern country boy in me would venture off to when I needed the break from Karaoke and Pho noodles. I’ve spent many a nights listening to some great bands at Dakota, but secretly I went for the stage.

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