Workshops and Meet-Ups

All workshops, meet-ups, school visits and other events related to ACAC’s Artist-in-Residence program with Michelle Lougee are postponed due to the coronavirus. We are following Town of Arlington guidelines and will not resume public activities until we receive notice that it is again safe for people to gather. If you are interested in crocheting at home or joining a google group for project updates, please contact our public art curator Cecily Miller.

PLARN ART TO SAVE THE PLANET!

 

Check out the 2020 schedule of FREE WORKSHOPS & MEET-UPS with Artist-in-Residence Michelle Lougee and learn how to transform plastic into public art for the Minuteman Bikeway!

 

Here’s how to Get Involved in ACAC’s 2020 Artist-In-Residence Initiative!

Workshops - Join the Plarning Brigade and Start Making Stuff!

WORKSHOPS provide an overview of the project, a slideshow of Michelle Lougee’s artwork, a “how-to” session for making plarn (yarn made by cutting up recycled plastic bags) and an introduction to crocheting sculptural forms. These forms are components that will be assembled into a large-scale installation on the Bikeway.

Bring a “J” size crochet hook, a good scissors, and single-use plastic bags if you have them (newspaper subscription and supermarket shopping bags are best).

Space is limited. Please RSVP to PlarnArtPlanet@gmail.com

 

Workshop Schedule

 

  • WORKSHOP: March 28, 1:30-4:30, Fox Library
    POSTPONED. DATE TBD

     

  • WORKSHOP: March 29, 2-5pm, Roasted Granola
    POSTPONED. DATE TBD

     

  • EARTH DAY FAMILY PLARN MAKING WORKSHOP: April 22, Time; TBD, Fox Library
    CONFIRM BEFORE ATTENDING

     

  • TEEN WORKSHOP: April 28, 3-6pm, Robbins Library
    CONFIRM BEFORE ATTENDING

     

  • WORKSHOP: May, TBD, Adventure Pub & 13Forest Gallery 
    CHECK BACK FOR DETAILS

     

Materials needed for making plarn at home.

Monthly Meet-Ups

The monthly meetings will take place at the Fox Library and are an opportunity to check in with Michelle and other members of the Plarning Brigade for plarn-making, troubleshooting, new assignments, and conversation. You are welcome to come to a Meet-Up without coming to a Workshop, but it helps if you already know how to crochet or are really, really enthusiastic!

Meet-Up Schedule

  • MEET-UP: March 14, 2-4:30, Fox Library
    CANCELLED
  • MEET-UP: April 25, 2-4:30, Fox Library
    CONFIRM BEFORE ATTENDING
  • MEET-UP: May 16, 2-4:30, Fox Library
    CONFIRM BEFORE ATTENDING
  • MEET-UP: June 27, 2-4:30
    CONFIRM BEFORE ATTENDING

     

Check out the 2020 schedule of FREE WORKSHOPS & MEET-UPS with Artist-in-Residence Michelle Lougee and learn how to transform plastic into public art for the Minuteman Bikeway!
Hear about ways to participate from home while social distancing practices are in effect; we're thinking about zoom calls and Facebook Live coaching sessions.  Share your suggestions and join our google group by sending an email to PlarnArtPlanet@gmail.com and we'll sign you up for updates.

--- For Experienced Crocheters ---

WORKSHEETS VIA EMAIL

if you know how to crochet and can’t make a workshop or just want to get started, we can email you worksheet patterns and instructions on making plarn. Just send us a request via email to: PlarnArtPlanet@gmail.com.

 

MENTORS NEEDED

We can engage more people in the workshops if we have volunteer mentors – people who already know how to crochet and are willing to be a “buddy” and show their neighbor how to do the basic stitches. Please let us know if you can help with this teaching aspect of the workshops and meet-ups by emailing PlarnArtPlanet@gmail.com.