Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mask Making at Bayers Westwood

Mask Making at Bayers Westwood

Our main focus this summer in Bayers Westwood, was the big mural project, so we wanted to drop in another time before the end of summer to really sit down with the kids and make some art! We had an amazing day with the community and as you can see from the pics, made absolutely fantastic cardboard masks. The kids were really keen on spending the time to create elaborate constructions full of interesting details and they had lots of fun developing their character through play.

Switch Dartmouth

Switch Dartmouth 2013

Dartmouth held its first Switch event on the most lovely of days! The Art Bikers brought out the Angry Birds game one last time and also facilitated a bike/switch themed printmaking activity. Participants were able to take home their own printing plates and prints, but several left us with an additional print to contribute to our community poster, which we gave to Findlay Center as a momento. It was a pretty busy day, but we managed to snap a few photos!
set up at switch
brother and sister collaboration
printmaking techniques
abbey road?!

community collaboration for findlay center

fun with angry birds

Friday, August 23, 2013

Mad Hatter Tea Party!

Mad Hatter Tea Party!

It's time to talk of cabbages and kings!.....Or of Art Bikers and awesome community art projects!
The team arrived in character to Point Pleasant Park on a beautiful day and we encouraged the people of Halifax to follow us down the rabbit hole - to make giant tea cups and wonderland toadstools.
We read and acted out the storybook while participants listened and worked away, sharing laughs and solving riddles and making fun things!

Kite Making at ISIS Family Picnic

Kite Making at ISIS Family Picnic 

The friendly people at ISIS invited the Art Bikers to attend their annual Family Picnic, which focuses on providing ideas for projects and activities that families can do together at home.
This was the Art Bikers second project with this awesome community this summer. All of the kids are always excited and everyone is eager to participate.
We built kites and decorated them before running down the field trying to catch the wind to make them fly.
Our spirits, like the kites, soared to great heights!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Silly Face at Ardmore Park!

Two brothers (and their Mom) make a bathtub sailboat!

The tradition continues at Ardmore Park! The Art Bikers returned to share another silly face workshop, adding many more whimsical characters to the surrounding fence! Families and friends painted and collaged odd shaped wood pieces to make this years new creations. Make sure you stop by and check them out!

 En Route...

 Happy Fish!

Bubblegum Princess!

Family creativity

Choosing just the right place!

 Great giraffe!

 Beautiful owl

 Friends working together towards a common moustache

Family fun!

                                                                    Two great faces!

Bike Decorating at Porters Lake

                                                        Bike Decorating at Porters Lake

The wonderful people of Porters Lake organized an incredible bike rally for the youth of this community and invited us to come and facilitate a bike and helmet decorating workshop. We originally were trying to follow there theme of "The Wild, Wild East", but as you can see, many different wild and wonderful creatures were created! We had a truly great afternoon with these families making magical creations and then going on a back woods bike trek!

 creation station!

 Sandy's seahorse

 Miss Meow!

Magical unicorn!

Photo Bomb!

 Final touches

Helmet design

Discussing options

 horses need a licence plate too!

 Horse power!


 A Killer whale!

Channeling the fish

 Adventure time!

Red Lobster

                                                                  Jacob is the shark

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