Mural from Recycled materials

The things that can be accomplished without great expense just creativity.



Stencil Art

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Sayings, quotes, inspiration, humour..

What about repeating patterns like leaves? Flowers, dots ( you could do dots like pixels, and create a huge image)

Using flour instead of paint on grass, you can have fun, create something new, and the rain can erase it and someone can start fresh, a new chance to be creative.

Out door seating

Why not have a competition? Our high school, other schools, here and there through out the city, people could use a place to sit for a moment. I was wondering about a cement form like Bears on Broadway or the wolves but that could be used to sit on? People could paint and individualize them but they would all have the same shape, a cohesive look, structure.

Or if we leave it up to the students at the high school, they could come up with seats out of recycled pop bottles, maybe squished pop cans, wooden structures, re-purposed logs, tires, …unlimited the things they might come up with, they just may not be as permanent. Non permanent would be fine as long as they have fun making them and realize they may only be out for a short term before they need to remove them. Maybe the BCT class could collaborate with the arts class, and it could be a school project…..IM000194.JPG IM000195.JPG2004-Margate-Park-C_ 2004-Margate-Park-D_ public_plazas_2 536681_441869465827042_1847667769_n IMG_1477 366_1293 366_1294 366_1304 366_7417 ff165e0be908fcfc689b36ff54ef3fff 1-spring-diy 3_Copy_of_Pictures_&_potteries_028 bench4?

Art Festivals, sidewalk chalk, lanterns, ice sculptures, circle art….

Sidewalk Chalk Festivals, May long or Labour day weekendImage ImageImageImageImageImageImageHeritage Square, PCI plaza, the Crescent Lake walking path, so many great places to have a sidewalk chalk festival. Festivals, last year students made 100’s of lotus lanterns through ArtsSmarts that we set a drift on Crescent Lake, a beautiful sight.

In south East Asia, lantern festivals have been going on for years. Sky lanterns are released into the sky, setting dreams and wishes off to the universe.

At Trout Lake in Vancouver, they have an incredible lantern festival, using over head projectors on surfaces, people bring lanterns of their own making, held on bamboo poles, some large structures, they have white tents with shadow shows on them, fire dancers, people dressed in lights, lanterns floating on the lake, numerous ways of lighting up the night. Beautiful.