Sunday, 16 February 2014

Box City

19 foot city silhouette, custom built to wrap around the fireplace, 
with cardboard furniture in foreground.

Box City sign cleverly hides a television.

Added some raindrops to match the weather that day!

In the last post, my studio was covered in cardboard.  Now I can reveal the final product- Box City!

I developed a drop-in family activity for the Children's Arts Festival in Richmond.  Using only imagination, cardboard, and a kit of Makedo construction tools, children and their families could create their own building to add to Box City. There were some fantastic creations that day, including castles, seven foot towers, and even a Canada Line station!   It was a huge hit and it was so great to see parents and kids working together.

To set the stage, co-creator Asha and I created custom cardboard furniture, 3D cardboard letters, signs and a 19 foot long cardboard city silhouette.   Unfortunately we couldn't keep our creations!  We had a lot of fun and we've already got ideas for next year's Box City II.

Please contact jacquie [@] if you are interested in having a cardboard construction workshop at your school or event.

Photo Credits:  Asha

Friday, 14 February 2014

The little studio

I'm renting a 12x18 piece of paradise in an old industrial building.  There's no heat but I love it to bits.  Chaos of cardboard project- there is a studio under all that.