Runs from Tuesday May 3 2022 to Tuesday June 7 2022

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Toronto ON M6K 2B2


× Instructor: Camila Salcedo
May 3 to June 7
Tuesday 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

How can we move beyond the 3R’s of Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, to also include Rethinking, Refurbish, Repair, and Repurpose? How can we learn individual empowering ways of becoming conscientious of our consumption through literally putting matters into our own hands via craft-making, while at the same time condemning capitalist corporations? In this workshop participants will learn sewing, darning, embroidery, reading patterns, tailoring garments and using unusual materials such as reused plastic to directly address environmental concerns.

Materials: access to their closets, sketchbook/paper, drawing supplies, scissors, basic sewing kits (eg. Dollarama), old clothes that you would want to mend. If you have any access or material needs, please let Cynella know.

About the instructor: Camila Salcedo is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and facilitator born in Venezuela and based in Tkaronto, working primarily in textiles, digital art and community art practices. There are a few threads that run through her work including: camouflage as a way to blur lines and break down social assumptions, memory as an empowering tool for time travel and creating new speculative realities, and upcycling and recycling to piece-together patchworks both materially by reusing and mending textiles, and digitally by appropriating found audio and video footage.

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