Saturday, August 26, 2017

Last Day Celebration! All welcome!

The Art Bikers program wraps up for the season and participants are invited to come together to watch films created this summer and celebrate our time together this Saturday at Wonder'neath Art Society 2891 Isleville Street from 5 to 7pm. This is a potluck meal and final celebration.  All welcome (2nd floor location). 


Please bring something to share for our potluck meal if you are able! For more information,  email or call: artbikers@gmail.com or 902-454-5781. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Last week of the 2017 season!

We are biking to ISANS Community Garden at 67 Glenforest Drive today and will be there from about 11-3pm!
~ Wednesday is a day of prep/packing up the studio.
~ Thursday,  we pop up at Ward 5's Neighbourhood block party (rain or shine) on Russell Street (between Gottingen and Isleville) from 2-4pm.  
~ Friday, we have our end of season with a final debrief and packing up the studio for the season. (Not open to the public.)
~ Saturday: join us at Wonder'neath Art Society 2891 Isleville Street in Halifax from 5-7pm for a potluck meal and final celebration. Participants are invited to come together to watch films created this summer and celebrate our time together. Free, all welcome (2nd floor location). Please bring something to share for our meal if you are able!  For more information, please email or call: artbikers@gmail.com or 902-454-5781. 


Cyanotype Prints!

From our time with the community at Clayton Park Junior High - some human body size cyanotype prints! Participants placed their bodies, leaves, natural materials, and found objects across big prepared sheets.  Amazing results! 







Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cyanotype Printmaking today!



Today from 12-3 pm  with the Art Bikers make lifesize cyantotype portraits. Meet us in front of Clayton Park Junior High to play with light and silhouettes!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Art Bikers in Clayton Park this week! August 15, August 17, August 18th

The Art Bikers will be in Clayton Park all this week!   Join us from 11:30am-2:30pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Details below.

Tuesday (15th) Clayton Park Junior High (in front, green area)
Brainstorming, gathering ideas for activities.

Wednesday (16th) We are back at the studio to prepare materials. 

Thursday (17th) Clayton Park Junior High (in front, green area)

We are back to work with you on creative art-making based on the ideas from Monday! 

Friday, August 18th - Clayton Park Junior High (in front, green area)
Final day of creative art-making based on the ideas from Monday! 






Friday, August 11, 2017

Soft Sculptures

Children at "the Green" made wonderful drawings that we then sewed into soft sculptures.  They will be used for today's film shoot!







Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cranky Theatre Story Characters

"Cranky theatre" (the hand cranked theatre built with children at "the Green"  is being brought back, with characters from the stories coming to life!  Meet some of the characters below: Rhino, Cheetah, and Creeper with scone!




We will be at "the Green" from Wednesday, August 9th to Saturday, August12th!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Week of August 8-12th at the Green!



The rain is stopping us from brainstorming with you today. because of the rain. See you tomorrow 12-3pm! And Thursday, Friday, Saturday too!  

Beautiful Day at Bayers Westwood!

We have a long relationship with the folks in the Bayers Westwood community. we are always happy to go back to this community to see old friends and meet new ones. 


Parade costumes that just keep evolving! Fun with inventing costumes and  characters using found materials. Young participants figuring out all the ways of connecting creative bits and parts.


More than 50 participants of all ages joined us throughout the day!


So many special connections happening: sharing stories, songs, laughs. Thanks Bayers Westwood!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Bayers Westwood Tie Dye Day!

 Tie dye was the big request form our brainstorming ideas together. We tracked down t-shirts from a local merchant and loaded up the bike trailers with amazing colours, buckets, and t-shirts. A great creative time that continues Friday, August 4th 12-4pm. We are planning a celebratory parade!



A busy day with approximately 30 folks joining us at Bayers Westwood!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Bayers Westwood Playground

The Art Bikers visited Westwood Park Playground, located at 3315 Romans Avenue on Tuesday. We will be back again Thursday and Friday from 12-4 to have some fun with fabric and dye as suggested by the kids.

Making some masks on Tuesday!


We had lots of participants come and hang out in the shade with us.


Some excellent masks.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Africville Reunion and Celebration

It was a delight meeting families and making cyanotype prints at the 2017 Africville Reunion!  Here are some photos from our day together:
Water rinses away chemicals masked by leaves, flowers, found objects to reveal sun saturated cyanotype prints!

These cyanotype prints were from natural materials found in Africville!
Many prints were created throughout the day!

Check out the 4C's Foundation website for more info