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Upcycle – From ‘Junk’ to Art!


Saturday & Sunday, October 24 & 25    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day

Instructor: Jani Galarneau

Recommended for Beginners

Whether you found them, bought them, or inherited them, you probably own things you think of as ‘junk’ — or perhaps you regard them as treasures, if you only knew what to do with them! Don’t throw them out — repurpose them.

Welcome into the world of upcycling and art. These days it's important to reduce our impact on the planet with our garbage. Why not learn how to make art with it instead?

Artist Jani Galarneau is known for her passion of upcycling. Learn how to incorporate items that would normally go to landfill into amazing pieces of art in this two-day retreat.

About the Instructor:  Canadian artist Jani Galarneau is known for her infectious energy and a fierce passion for painting.  Her innovation with mixed media is what she has excelled at. Currently her direction includes how to use ‘garbage’ or recycled items in her art. Jani's whimsical and colorful style is woven into all she produces. Jani receives outstanding responses from her students, who love her style!

Supplies: Participants receive a 20% discount on these supplies:

Support:  16x20” birch panel

Acrylic paints + brushes: bring your own choices of colours and a variety of acrylic brushes (small, medium)

Other supplies: white gesso for your panel, acrylic matte gel

Bring from home: any recycled items you have collected, e.g., tissue paper, plastic items, buttons, straws, and a frame to match your wood panel (only if you have one)


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