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Fri, Jun 21


Lentol Garden

Workshop for Kids: Where Do Materials Come From, and Where Do They Go?

Workshop for Kids: Where Do Materials Come From, and Where Do They Go?
Workshop for Kids: Where Do Materials Come From, and Where Do They Go?

Time & Location

Jun 21, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Lentol Garden, 178 Bayard St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA

About the Event

Workshop for Kids: Where Do Materials Come from, and Where Do They Go? Hands on Clay with Clay Space

Age : minimum 5-6 years old and up (adults are also welcomed!) One caregiver is required per maximum three children for children aged 7+. However, for children aged 5-6 there is a requirement of one caregiver per one child. Children and adults can participate in the event.

In the spirit of sustainability and Sari Carel: A More Perfect Circle  exhibition, come and join Clay Space ceramic center at the Lentol Garden for a childrens’ hands-on workshop creating sculptural “seed bombs.”

Seed balls, also known as earth balls consist of seeds rolled within a ball of clay and other matter to assist germination. We will use the clay to create sculptural versions of these small gems. Seed bombs are often thrown into vacant lots and over fences as a form of guerilla gardening. The technique was used in ancient Egypt to repair farms after the annual spring flooding of the Nile and rediscovered by Japanese natural farming pioneer Masanobu Fukuoka.

After the seed balls have been formed, they must dry for 24-48 hours at home before use. Once dry, participants can place in their own garden or follow the lead of green movements such as guerilla gardening by tossing their structural seed  bomb over fences onto empty lots in order to make the neighborhoods look better by introducing new flowers or plants to an environment.

This workshop is organized by Clay Space as part of the exhibition Sari Carel: A More Perfect Circle on view at Lentol Garden.

Workshop Organizer

Clay Space is a ceramic center offering memberships, classes, & community events which uplift and nurture clay artists and makers at every level of growth. We envision a world where clay-making as a process, a craft and an artform is valued, elevated and accessible to everyone. Instagram: @clayspace_bk

Exhibition Organizer

KODA  is a social practice nonprofit arts organization focusing on conceptual mid-career artists ingrained in social justice. KODA offers survey exhibitions as well as tailor-made and community-based artist residencies, through collaborations with socially engaged partners. The nonprofit serves the community with contemporary art events and outreach to strengthen arts education. In its overall mission to support the artistic and professional growth of artists, KODA acts as a laboratory for creative concepts, reflecting its core values of curiosity and collaboration. Instagram: @kodalab

Exhibition Co-Presenters

Lentol Garden, and the Brooklyn Public Library’s Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center.

Image Release

Registrants, instructors, and guests attending the program agree they may be photographed, videotaped, and audio taped during the event. Photographs, videos, and voice recordings are the sole property of KODA Arts Inc., which reserves the right to publish attendees’ likeness online and use it in promotional materials.

Project Funding

Support for residencies, exhibitions, and programs at KODA is made possible by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Humanities New York with support of New York Council on Humanities (NEH), Maurer Family Foundation, Brooklyn Arts Council, FiveMyles, TRUE Africa, along with major individual support. Sari Carel: A More Perfect Circle is supported, in part, by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The New York Community Trust, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant. KODA’s program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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