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Art Workshops at the Globe

The Dumpster Divers, whose work is currently on display at the Destination Frankford Gallery, are hosting three Art Workshops for the Frankford Community.

All workshops will take place at the office of the Tookany/Tacony – Frankford Watershed Partnership at the Globe Dye Works, 4500 Worth Street , 3rd floor.

TO REGISTER FOR ANY OF THE WORKSHOPS, contact Leslie Kaufman at Registrations will be accepted until two days before the designated workshop. There are a limited number of slots, so register early to make sure you get a seat!


Saturday, May 17, 10:00 am – noon

Learn to create your own collages from photos, magazine images, different kinds of paper and all sorts of printed materials. Adults will benefit by learning a brief history of collage and copyright considerations of digital compositing. Everyone will learn how to cut, tear, and arrange images to make strong compositions using different kinds of glues and adhesives. Come with photos and magazines and leave with your own artwork!

Workshop Leader: Dan Enright

Tools and materials provided by instructor: glue, some exacto knives & cutting boards (for adults), magazines, found paper, printouts

Open to: All ages, maximum of 12 participants

Participants should bring:  scissors, papers, magazines, photos, other printed materials


Saturday, May 24, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Experience the fun of turning ordinary trash into treasure. In this workshop participants will learn new ways of seeing and creating art using discarded materials from everyday use. Things normally thrown away or ignored take on new meanings as they become elements of artistic compositions. You don’t have to have any art background to create this fun and rewarding project. Parents are encouraged to come with their children and work together. There will be a refreshments break midway through the workshop.

Workshop Leader: Joel Spivak

Tools and materials provided by instructor: 2′ square sheets of cardboard and glue

Open to: Children and parents (one parent per child) maximum of 10 participants

Participants should bring:  scissors, “junk drawer stuff”, ie: string, bottle caps, buttons, clean items from your trash. All items should be easy to glue onto cardboard.


Saturday, June 14, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Participants will be provided with tools and salvaged materials, primarily obsolete laptop computers and will be instructed as to how to use the tools to take apart the laptops in order to repurpose them.  Each participant will be given an old wooden cigar box that will be decorated with the computer parts.  After  the boxes are “trash-blinged” they can hold materials from recycling for uses the new artist sees fit in the future.  A primary goal in these events is to give people a lifetime of permission to play with trash and recycling.  Ideas for creative reuse of the boxes will be suggested during the workshop.

Workshop Leader: Neil Benson

Tools and materials provided by instructor: screwdrivers, hot glue guns, other miscellaneous tools, cigar boxes, computer parts

Open to: Ages 6 – 80; families preferred so adults can assist children, maximum of 12 children or 20 adults, or combination