August 7, 2017

Arts & Scraps Brings Art & Shadow to Dlectricity

Using recycled materials and hands-on workshops, Detroit-based organization Arts & Scraps brings accessible art to the people. Particularly serving children in low-income areas, Arts & Scraps provides education and creative experience with an emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.

Ang, Trice Clark, Brian Quintilla and David King from the Arts & Scraps team are bringing the interactive workshop “Light as a Shadow” to the “Electric Park” family-friendly zone at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Workshop participants will create a character out of Arts & Scraps materials and then use that character to cast shadows on the projection wall. Participants will also have the chance to experiment with color mixing and shadow. By combining artistic creation and the phenomena of light, “Light as a Shadow” provides creative education for all ages.

The Arts & Scraps founders saw a need for art programs with affordable materials in the Detroit community, which they have been providing since 1989. Arts & Scraps recycles 28 tons of materials and serves 275,000 children every year, while fulfilling their mission to connect business, education and community.

Thank you so much to the DIA for hosting this project!

Check out a profile on the organization from the Detroit News in 2015 here.

Donate to Arts & Scraps here, or with items from home here.