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Memorial Art Workshop: Keepsake Cases

  • Hospice of Santa Cruz County (Scotts Valley) 940 Disc Drive Scotts Valley, CA, 95066 United States (map)

Presented by Arting Ways and Hospice of Santa Cruz County.  

Reminders of our loved ones may be abundant at home, but some people like to travel with sweet keepsakes and mementos in their purse or pocket.  In this workshop, we will re-purpose mint tins to carry and display your favorite images and small items wherever you go.  No previous experience necessary.  Lunch is included. 

In the morning, we will choose patterns and images to decorate the outside of the tin, cut or trim the pieces to size/shape, and adhere them to the tins.  After lunch, we will embellish the tins with paint, trimmings, text and images, or whatever you can think of!

Participants should bring images, fabrics and objects to feature in their artful design.  We'll provide the tins and basic materials/supplies such as modge-podge, brushes, paints, colored/patterned papers, trimmings and some “bling”.  If you have photos that you would like to include in your design, bring them and we’ll photocopy them for use on your tin – you’ll keep the unharmed original.  You can bring whatever trimmings, fabric, stickers, stamps, objects, or other tools/supplies of your own that you would like to use.  

Registration Required; to register contact Hospice of Santa Cruz County at (831) 430-3000 or griefsupport@hospicesantacruz.org.  

Here are some inspiring videos and web sites featuring different ways people have decorated their tins:

Earlier Event: June 9
Nation Of Makers Conference (NOMCON)
Later Event: October 24
Dia de los Muertos