Learn to make ready wearables from recycled plastics at a trashion workshop. Artichoke Dance Company creates costumes and sets repurposing single use plastic materials
Learn to make ready wearables from recycled plastics at a trashion workshop. Artichoke Dance Company creates costumes and sets repurposing single
use plastic materials otherwise headed for landfill. Join us in this creative
practice to make your own trashion (fashion from trash). We’ll provide all the
materials and guidance, but if you have plastic bags, straws, bottles, cups,
caps, etc, feel free to bring them, we’ll put them to good use. Make a
statement by wearing it on a night out, or showcase your creation at the
Gowanus Visions festival on June 15.
It takes 2-3 hours to make an outfit. All trashion
workshops are being held at Artichoke Dance (121 Sterling Place, #2B):
May 19: 2-5pm
May 26: 2-5pm
June 2: 2-5pm
June 9: 2-5pm
This workshop is free. No experience necessary.
All ages are welcome; youth under 12 must be accompanied by an
We’re also hosting dance workshops, fun and interactive free
movement workshops at which you’ll learn a dance that reflects water elements.
In celebration of Global Water Dances Day, participants are welcome to join
Artichoke Dance Company in performing the dance in the Gowanus Visions Festival
on June 15 to raise awareness about the health of the Gowanus Canal and the
Gowanus Visions is produced by Artichoke Dance Company, a
national leader in arts eco-activism. Global Water Dances is an international
platform to raise awareness of water issues and advocate for access to clean
water worldwide. The Gowanus Canal was given Superfund status by the US
government because it is one of the most polluted waterways in the United
States. Artichoke Dance Company is committed to upcycling materials for sets
and costumes using single use plastics, which clog waterways and endanger
marine and human life.
May 19 (Sunday) 2:00 pm - June 9 (Sunday) 5:00 pm
121 Sterling Place, #2B