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Recycled Shrinky Dinks

March 13, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn how to turn your plastic food packaging into art!

Learn how to turn your plastic food packaging into art! In this workshop, we will recycle #6 plastic into shrinky dinks using your home oven. #6 plastics can not be recycled, so this workshop will keep your trash from the landfill and turn it into treasures that can be made into jewelry, charms, keychains, and more! You will need a supply of clean, #6 plastic. Look for the #6 imprinted on the plastic-the best plastic for this course is the “clamshell” style, clear, take-out containers. The tops and bottoms supply large, flat spaces that are perfect for drawing.

This online class requires students to have a device to join the class with reliable internet access.


Supplies needed for this workshop include scissors, fine sandpaper, various color Sharpie markers, colored pencils, hole punch (to make charms), images to trace (should be at least 3x the size of your finished image), baking pan, tin foil or parchment paper, and access to an oven (a toaster oven will work too).

About the Instructor

Susan White is an artist, printmaker, teacher, parent, small business owner and a gardener. She lives and works in Philadelphia. In addition to teaching at the Soapbox, she also teaches printmaking at Drexel University and The University of the Arts. She received a BFA in printmaking from Moore College of Art and Design (1990) and an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from The University of the Arts (1994). Initial exhibitions were based in the field of Artist Books. More recently, her work is installation based. https://suewhitbee.wixsite.com/susanwhiteartist


$15 Community / $30 Cost of Workshop / $45 Sponsor

In an effort to keep workshops accessible to as many as possible, while compensating our instructors fairly and covering Soapbox costs, we’re pleased to offer a sliding scale. Our “Cost of Workshop” rate is the real cost of our workshop, and we need most people to register at this rate to run the workshop. For those who are able, please consider selecting the “Sponsor” rate to allow someone who cannot afford the real cost to participate. If you are someone experiencing hardship, please register at the “Community” rate. In evaluating where you fall on the scale, we ask you to consider the difference between sacrifice (making trade-offs in my discretionary spending) vs. hardship (paying full cost for this workshop prevents me from meeting basic needs). For further guidance and information, visit http://www.phillysoapbox.org/sliding-scale/.


March 13
10:30 am - 12:30 pm


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