Creative people + ReUse Materials = a match made at the heART!
As a Collaborative Creative Reuse Center we are dedicated to promoting and facilitating the reimagining, repurposing, and creative reuse of materials. We serve as a hub for individuals, artists, educators, and community members to come together, share resources, and engage in collaborative projects that give new life to discarded or underutilized items.
Here are some key features and activities of a Artable Curiosities
1. Material Collection and Sorting:
The center collects a wide range of materials, such as art supplies, textiles, paper, wood, plastics, and more, that can be creatively repurposed.
2. Inventory Management
The center sells and an inventory of available materials, making it easy for visitors to find and select items for their projects.
3. Workspaces and Studios:
Provides workspaces, studios, and tools for members to use, allowing them to transform collected materials into new creations.
4. Educational Workshops and Classes: THE IMAGINARIUM
Offers a variety of workshops, classes, and skill-building sessions that teach creative reuse techniques, providing opportunities for learning and skill development.
5. Community Events and Gatherings:
Hosts events, meet-ups, and gatherings to foster a sense of community, encourage collaboration, and showcase the creative potential of reused materials.
6. Upcycling and DIY Projects: THE IMAGINARIUM
Provides resources and guidance for individuals and groups working on upcycling and do-it-yourself projects using materials from the center.
7 Environmental Education and Outreach:
Educates visitors and the community about the benefits of creative reuse, sustainability, and the reduction of waste through workshops, presentations, and outreach efforts.
8. Educators Resource Program: The IMPACT Project
Facilitates the exchange of materials among certified educators, creating a sustainable cycle of reuse within the education community.
9. Collaborations with Families, Schools, and Educational Institutions: THE IMAGINARIUM
Partners with families, local schools, and educational organizations to provide resources, workshops, and programs that support creative reuse in educational settings.
10. Community Partnerships:
Collaborates with local businesses, environmental organizations, and other community groups to expand resources, reach a broader audience, and enhance the impact of the center's initiatives.
connecting to our community through ART & CLASSROOM
by serving as a valuable resource for the community, promoting sustainability, creatvitiy, and resourcefulness. We encourage individuals to think creatively about materials, fostering a culture of innovation and environmental stewardship. Additionally, it contributes to a more sustainable and mindful approach of consupmption and creation within the community