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WORKSHOP Recycled Bling: Aluminum Can Earrings

Grown-Ups Art Camp Workshop: "Recycled Bling: Aluminum Can Earrings"
Date: Friday, July 10 from 10am-12:30pm
Instructor: Barb Boatman
Workshop Fee: $45 members / $55 non-members
Plus Supply Fee: $10
Class size: 5-15 participants

Want to make a fashion statement this summer? Then join the fun and make your own unique earring from your favorite aluminum beverage can. Participants will use scrapbook punches to cut earring shapes, which will be embossed with a Cutterbug Machine. These light weight accessories are so much fun you’ll want to make them for all your friends. All supplies and some tools provided. Instructor will have 100s of pre-cut cans. But, if you want a specific color, flavor, or brand bring 2 clean (un-cut) aluminum cans for each pair of earrings you want to make. A complete list of tools will be provided at registration.

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Meet the Instructor: Barb Boatman - Barb Boatman is a mixed media fiber artist best known for her quilted soda cans art and 3D assemblages. Her art has been shown locally at Artistic Artifacts, Del Ray Artisans, Stifel & Capra, The Falls Church Arts Center, and the Sacred Threads Bi-Annual show. In 2015 she will participate in the Taubman Museum of Art Spring Art Festival in Roanoke, VA. She has also sold her art during Art on the Avenue and the Maryland Havre de Grace Art Festival.

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Contact Tracy Wilkerson, GUAC Coordinator, at with any questions.

Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Time: 10:00am-12:30pm EDT
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Category: Register*, Event*, Workshop*
Created by: Public Access ( by Web Curator )
Updated: Saturday, May 16, 2015 11:23pm EDT
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Supported in part by:
City of AlexandriaAlexandria Commission for the ArtsVirginia Commission for the ArtsNational Endowment for the Arts

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