Saturday, August 26, 2017

Last Day Celebration! All welcome!

This Saturday please join us at Wonder'neath Art Society 2891 Isleville Street in Halifax from 5-7pm for a potluck feast and final celebration. The Art Bikers program wraps up for the summer and 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 feast if you are able! 

For more information, please email or call: or 902-454-5781. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Art Bikers: 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!

Then Wednesday is a day of prep/packing up the studio.
On Thursday,  we pop up at Ward 5's Neighbourhood block party (rain or shine) on Russell Street (between Gottingen and Isleville) in Halifax from 2-4pm.  
On Friday, we have our end of season final debrief and finish packing at the studio for the season.

Saturday - please join us at Wonder'neath Art Society 2891 Isleville Street in Halifax from 5-7pm for a feast and final celebration. Art Bikers will wrap up for the summer and 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 feast if you are able! 

For more information, please email or call: or 902-454-5781. 

Some of our favourite Human size Cyanotype Prints!

From our time with the community at Clayton Park Junior High - some cyanotype prints! Participants played with composition by positioning their bodies, leaves, natural materials, and found objects across big 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 them from 11:30am-2:30pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Details below.

Tuesday, August 15th -  Clayton Park Junior High (in front, green area)
Brainstorming, gathering ideas, meeting this year's Art Bikers at

Wednesday, August 16th - Studio Prep Day 
Preparing materials and details back at the studio for Clayton Park participants

Thursday, August 17th -  Clayton Park Junior High (in front, green area)
(Details to be updated after brainstorming day)

Friday, August 18th - Clayton Park Junior High (in front, green area)
(Final Work Day/Presentation/Closing

Details to be updated after brainstorming day on Tuesday.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Returning to the Green!

Art Bikers worked hard this morning to bring these amazing drawings to life before heading out to the Green in Clayton Park.

These soft sculptures were made by the Green participants in preparation for today's film shoot!

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Scene at the Green

Last time Art Bikers went to the Green for a week long residency with community participants, they made an amazing cranky theatre complete with puppets and compelling stories.  This time, the backdrop from the cranky theatre is being brought back, but the characters from the stories are coming to life!  Meet some of the characters below: Rhino, Cheetah, and Creeper with scone!

Art Bikers will be on site from Wednesday, August 9th to Saturday, August12th!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Week of August 8-12th at the Green!

Art Bikers will be at the Green this week! Our normal day of brainstorming won't be today because of the rain. See you tomorrow 12-3pm! And Thursday, Friday, Saturday too!  

Beautiful Day at Bayers Westwood!

Parade costumes that just kept evolving! Invented identities, fun and found materials, and 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 beautiful moments happening on the side: sharing stories, songs, laughs. Thanks Bayers Westwood!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Bayers Westwood Tie Dye Day!

Busy day with approximately 30 folks joining Art Bikers at Bayers Westwood! From the brainstorming session on Tuesday, tie dye explorations were the big request, so the Art Bikers tracked down tshirts from a local merchant and loaded up the bike trailers with amazing colours, buckets, and shirts. A great session that will continue today (Friday, August 4th 12-4pm) and end in a celebratory parade!

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