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Handmade: Wildcraft Kids Lab

Local maker, Kameron Campbell tell us what's in store for kids at this year's Makers Market

Handmade: Wildcraft Kids Lab

6 years ago Kameron Campbell started curating community art events. Today, her business, Creative Creatures is fully mobile. She travels to 80 private and charter schools a week holding hour-long workshops that include a variety of low impact crafts. Teaching students from kindergarten to high school, she always keeps sustainability in mind. Kameron chooses crafts that last, buys recycled materials and keeps low impact art as her focus. In addition to bringing art to schools, she also brings her programming to her local community and corporations like The City of Ladera, various children’s hospitals, and Stance Socks.

At The Ecology Center, we stand by local artisans and their craft. We believe items that are purchased from them is a vote to further a positive impact on Planet Earth. We will celebrate community and the individuals who make our village stronger at this years, Handmade: A Maker’s Market. In addition to shopping local goods, eating delicious food, we will also host a Wildcraft Kids Lab. For a small cost, children will be able to make one or all of the following crafts. Led by Kameron Campbell of Creative Creatures, each activity will highlight items that are thoughtfully sourced and are crafted to last. We believe giving children the tools to create a thoughtful, abundant future and this is one way we do so.

Don’t miss these crafts at the 2017 Makers Market:

Cyanotype

Join us as we use the power of the sun to make beautiful blue-hued mini art prints. Participants will take away a botanical print using a unique process involving the sun, light-sensitive cyan paper and local pressed flora and fauna.

Nature Art/Photography (Andy Goldsworthy inspired)

Images of Andy Goldsworthy’s work will be on display to inspire children. They will them forage material from the garden to create their own unique work of art. Children take home an image of their temporary artwork by way of a Polaroid photo.

Block printing

Take part in a unique block printing workshop, inspired by handmade artist, Kyle Beck. Utilize different shapes and elements from this year’s Handmade artwork, kids will use ink and rollers to make their unique art come to life on recycled paper.

Heirloom Corn Tortilla Making

We’re getting creative with our tortilla making, participants will learn how to make their own corn tortillas while using edible flowers, masa harina, and tortilla presses. Each participant will walk away with two cooked tortillas that are almost too pretty to eat!

Fall Pickles

Pickling is so easy and we can’t wait to show you how. Participants will take home their very own fall harvested pickled veggies in a one of a kind herb and spice mix made by each maker. We can’t wait to see what flavor you come up with!

Bonus! Free kids yoga classes will also be available throughout the day! A big thank you to Staci at Bala Shala Yoga in Laguna Beach for providing our little yogi’s with this opportunity!

Don’t miss the festivities!

Click here to RSVP to Handmade: A Maker’s Market on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 from 11-5 PM