Author Archives: Shelley Klammer

  • Instructions for Tissue Paper Collage

    Posted on May 4, 2014 by in News

      Abstract Tissue Paper Collage Materials: – White card stock for collage backing – White glue dilated 1:1 with water – Sponge brush – Coloured tissue paper Method: 1. Begin by tearing up various colours of tissue paper into large and small shapes and sizes. 2. Cover the entire card stock backing with diluted white […]

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  • What is Yarn Bombing?

    Posted on January 31, 2014 by in News

    Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, Kniffiti, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk. While yarn installations – called yarn bombs or yarnstorms – may last for years, they are considered non-permanent, […]

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  • Block Printing our Neighbourhood

    Posted on October 12, 2013 by in News

    “Kiwassa House on Saturday October 5th was the site of a messy and fun celebration of neighbourhood and friends, new and old from all over Vancouver and beyond. We made block prints of our houses and streets, our friends, sunsets, any number of things – and a fabric map of East Vancouver was begun which […]

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  • Our Aviva Campaign – Gathering Community through Creativity

    Posted on October 6, 2013 by in News

    Magpie’s Nest is made up of a group of multigenerational women who believe in creative art-making for all. We want to be the public homeplace where people gather to create community through creativity. We have hosted 10 pop-up studios (art from nature, fabric mural, embroidered map, mail art and other ) and a new moms group in community centres, neighbourhood […]

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  • Collage Crazy!

    Posted on September 22, 2013 by in News

     Thank-you to everyone who joined us for our Mail Art Collage Workshop! We collaged cards, postcards and greeting cards all afternoon for the ones we love! Fun conversation, good people, creative times! Thanks to participants Penelope and Sacha for your kind comments! “Wonderful as usual – even though I don’t have children I love that […]

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  • For the Love of Mail Art – Collage Workshop

    Posted on September 15, 2013 by in News

      Mail art (also known as Postal art and Correspondence art) is a populist artistic movement centered around sending small scale works through the postal service. It initially developed out of the Fluxus movement in the 1950s and 60s, though it has since developed into a global movement that continues to the present.  Media commonly used in mail art include postcards, paper, […]

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  • Thanks for Supporting Magpie’s Nest Community Art Space

    Posted on September 14, 2013 by in News

      The generosity of last night’s wine and cheese, art sale fundraiser warmed all of our hearts! Thank-you to Baaad Anna who donated her funky yarn store to our cause and who peaceably knitted as we went about our business. Thanks to the soulful singer/songwriter Lydia Hol for sharing her moving music at our event. And thank-you to all […]

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  • Community Art Space Fundraiser at Baaad Anna’s

    Posted on September 6, 2013 by in News

      We are putting on a fundraiser to raise money for our Community Art Studio! Join us for wine, cheese, good music, fab art sale and fun!

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  • Our Indiegogo Campaign for a Permanent Community Art Studio

    Posted on August 16, 2013 by in News

      We have been doing free monthly pop-up art studios over the past year and we would love to have a permanent space that you could call home! See and donate to our campaign for a Community Art Space at Indiegogo   Our Story We are a group of five women (Sarah, Paddi, Jessi, Shelley […]

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  • Community Art Space Article in the Vancouver Courier

    Posted on August 16, 2013 by in News

      Thank-you Vancouver Courier and Cheryl Rossi for this article in the Vancouver Courier. You can view the original article here and reprinted below: Local Arts Group Aims to Nurture Creativity Magpie hosting free ‘upcycling’ workshop Sunday afternoon Art therapist Sarah Peacock didn’t try painting until she was in her mid-20s. “There’s a stereotype as […]

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