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Tin Can Man Workshop with Maggie Creshkoff

The Tin Can Man workshop is a fun, hands-on class that teaches participants to see beyond the intended use of discarded objects like empty tin cans. Working with recycled materials calls upon the imaginative powers of the artists to find ways to transform the material into fanciful figures, rudimentary robots and playful personae.

Pre-punched and drilled cans of all shapes and sizes will be used as the basis for each Tin Can Man while wire, soaker hose, bingo balls, Xmas ornaments and recycled beads will form the arms and legs for these tiny robots. 

Additional adornment is created by each individual, and has ranged from sparkling costume jewelry eyes to colorful telephone wire curls and ringlets atop the head of the well-dressed Tin Can Man, or Woman. Or even Animal!

These workshops have been taught for the Cecil County Arts Council and at Cecil College at Elkton Station as well as for the Family Education Center in Elkton, MD, for the West Nottingham Academy in Colora, MD and the Oxford Arts Alliance in Oxford, PA, with the Girl Scouts of Bel Air, MD and at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore MD, and for “Take your child to work Day” at the State Department in Washington, DC. 

All tools and materials will be supplied by Maggie Creshkoff. Feel free to bring a can or two from home!

COST: $35
AGES 12 and up
Registration Required