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Earth Day Assemblages

Date: Saturday, April 22
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Registration Deadline: April 21

In celebration of Earth Day, we will be creating art from — quite literally — TRASH. Participants will be invited to try some warm-up exercises to help them work intuitively with more fun and ease. What about those cut-off jean shorts you cannot wear anymore? Perhaps they will become part of your project! Did you participate in a beach cleanup recently? What wondrous treasures caught your eye? Did you ever think that smashed Mt. Dew can you found in the parking lot contained creative magic?

The instructor will demonstrate several unique surface preparation and design methods: layering, drawing, painting, printmaking techniques, sewing, and weaving. Students will be encouraged to follow what excites them in this free-form and innovative workshop! We all have a distinctive vision, our own signature “language” to express. Guiding attendees on their expressive journey is my role as a facilitator. There will be a structured teaching strategy but lots of flexibility for creative wanderlust.

Claudia Keglovitz is a mixed-media artist who finds soulful connections using discarded junk and organic treasures. Her unwavering passion for art and powerful love of the environment forms her creative pathway. Her inspiration comes from northern Michigan’s natural beauty and the need to protect our planet through recycling consumer goods. As a lifelong artist and former award-winning public-school art teacher, Claudia ignites her creative passion through her work.

Website: tcriverart.com

Supplies will be available, but it might be nice to have your own:
Scissors (fabric scissors as well)
Sketchbook, pencil, etc.
Cradled boards
Possible materials to bring for Collage`
Hardcover book(s)
Denim and other textiles (cotton works best)
Old t-shirts with cool logos
Junk Jewelry
Rust that’s thin and flat (smashed bottle cap)
Old leather belt, wallet, or jacket
Car parts that aren’t too dimensional
Flatter pieces of driftwood or scrap wood
Interesting junk mail
License plate
Motherboard or other electronic parts (watch for sharp spots and hazardous materials)
Smashed beer, soda, and soup cans
Anything that might be meaningful to you but you don’t want to throw it away, make art with it. Use your imagination; you can use it if it doesn’t rot.

Please read the GAAC cancellation and refund policy here: http://www.glenarborart.org/terms-and-conditions/


To ensure the safety of our students and Staff, we have implemented new procedures for our 2022 programs to mitigate the spread of COVID and still allow participants to have a wonderful time creating art.

  • Class sizes will be limited to 12 persons for indoor programs and 16 outdoor programs
  • All students who have symptoms of respiratory or gastrointestinal infections, such as cough, fever, sore throat, vomiting, or diarrhea, should stay home and not attend class.
  • Students and Staff will wash and sanitize hands frequently throughout the day.
  • Staff will sanitize common areas and touch surfaces regularly.
  • We have optimized our indoor ventilation system to reduce the risk of germs and contaminants spreading through the air.
  • If Leelanau County COVID-related cases are designated high risk, students and visitors must wear a face mask to prevent transmission.

To keep pace with the evolving conditions related to the pandemic, Staff will inform the GAAC’s new policies or procedures before the start of the course.


April 22
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Glen Arbor Arts Center
6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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Claudia Keglovitz
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