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Art Beat Rocks!

I had such a great time teaching people how to make DIY Sweater People at Art Beat. Instead of telling you about this event I want to show you how awesome it was. Here are students on various campuses:

Let the crafting begin!

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Some of these people barely spoke English, but the universal language of creativity allowed us to communicate just fine.

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Is it just me, or do these folks look a little like proud parents? Once people had completed these little cuties, I start to feel that my role had changed from art teacher to matchmaker or an adoption agent.se-center-6.jpg

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Look at the little dejected guy below. I really love him. He looks like some early man version of these sweater people.

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I had all of these sweater people pre-cut into specific animal. The critter below was originally a cat, but his creator turned him into a pig. Cute huh?

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The guy below made one of the most unique little people. It started out an owl and at some point he cut something out that looked like a mustache and was like, “I am going with this!” Then he added a cowboy hat too.

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Both of these guys were the first ones to show up and were totally stoked on the project. Neither were were proficient sewers, but I told them that was not an obstacle. I think the guy below’s doll is about the sweetest thing I have ever seen. You know how sometimes dolls are portrayed as evil, like in movies or stories? I think this one could get away with murder. Who would suspect such an angelic little guy?

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The girl below made a robot with all the little controls and gadgets on his tummy and notice that in her hand she has also fashioned a scarf for her robot in case it is a cool day (See what I mean? What a great mama!)

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And last but not least . . .

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I am so glad I was asked to participate in this event again this year. What a great time!

If you are interested in making your own DIY Sweater People we now offer this class at the lounge.  Click here to see this class 

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