Kids invited to build mini ice shanties at online BMAC workshop, Jan. 23 & 30

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Date(s) - 01/23/2021 - 01/30/2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am



The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) presents “Mini Upcycled Ice Shanties,” an online workshop with Ross Smart on January 23 and 30 at 10 a.m. Children will use repurposed and recycled materials to build their own miniature ice shanties. The workshop is recommended for ages 8 to 12. Registration is required at The fee for both sessions is $20.

On Saturday, January 23, Smart will share examples of upcycled shanties and talk about how ice shanties are built and used. Participants will reconvene on Saturday, January 30 to share what they have created and discuss using unconventional materials creatively.

Participants will be sent (or can pick up at BMAC) a hot glue gun, paint, and decorative flourishes for their creations. They will be encouraged to reuse materials from around the house, such bottle caps, jar lids, acorn tops, and pine cones, to complete their shanties.

This workshop is offered in connection with the inaugural Artful Ice Shanties Design-Build Competition, presented by BMAC and Retreat Farm; two current exhibits about ice fishing, “Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture” and “Erik Hoffner: Ice Visions”; and the exhibit “Overboard,” in which artist Andy Yoder transforms recycled materials into Air Jordan sneakers.

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