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Fused Plastic Collage Workshop

November 11, 2023

$15 General/$10 members


Have you ever wondered what you can create with discarded plastics? Presented in conjunction with the exhibition We Tried to Warn You! Environmental Crisis Posters, 1920-2020, this hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the technique of fusing or layering plastics using an iron. Participants will explore the material affordances of various types of biodegradable, recyclable, and single-use plastics in order to create fused plastic collages inspired by posters on environmental activism. Join us in this imaginative intervention into the life cycle of plastics!

We encourage attendees to bring a piece of plastic to this workshop (flexible ones such as bags, mailers, or food packaging work best; they can be biodegradable, recyclable, or single-use). All materials and tools provided; no previous experience necessary.

Fan Kong (she/her) is a researcher and teaching artist rooted in Queens, New York City. Born in China but raised in Hong Kong, Fan works to build safe and inclusive spaces where youth and families can practice social change-making through the arts, especially across languages and generations. She is the founder of Craft Services (follow her on Instagram @fakefankong), creating educational products inspired by everyday art, science, and technology. Kong received her B.A. in Art History from Columbia University and M.Ed. in Learning Sciences and Human Development from the University of Washington. 

This program is presented in person at Poster House. ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation or a CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) is available upon request with two weeks notice—please email access@posterhouse.org to request interpretation services. Visual descriptions will be provided.
Questions about accessibility? Please contact Sarit Cahana, Access Coordinator, at access@posterhouse.org or (914) 295-2387‬.
For other event related questions, please contact info@posterhouse.org