Workshop: Mini Upcycled Ice Shanties

January 23 & 30, Saturdays, 10 a.m.

In this two-part online workshop, children and families will use repurposed and recycled materials to create their own mini ice shanties. 

On January 23, instructor Ross Smart will share examples of upcycled shanties and discuss what makes an ice shanty, an ice shanty! After a week to work on their creations, participants will reconvene on January 30 to share what they have created and discuss using unconventional materials creatively. 

Participants will be sent (or can pick up at BMAC) a packet of materials that includes a hot glue gun, paint, and decorative flourishes for their ice shanty creations. We also encourage finding materials to use around the home, such as bottle caps, jar lids, acorn tops, and pine cones. Families will need to find their own boxes—a shoe box, tissue box, or old jewelry box, for example.

This workshop is offered in connection with the inaugural Artful Ice Shanties Design-Build Competition; two current BMAC exhibits about ice fishing, Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture and Erik Hoffner: Ice Visions; and the BMAC exhibit Overboard, in which artist Andy Yoder transforms recycled materials into Air Jordan sneakers.

Recommended for ages 8-12. Children should be supervised when using a hot glue gun.  

ADMISSION: $20 per child. 
Registration required. This event will take place via Zoom.