DIY Studio’s Trashion Classes

For the second year, DIY Studio is organizing the Trashion Show for the Green Awards. The Trashion Show fuses fashion, sustainability and trash to promote visual arts as well as consumption alternatives. DIY Studio is thrilled to provide an opportunity for ages 12 to adult to use their design skills to create and exhibit a

Upcycle Oregon

DIY Studio is organizing the art and fashion side of Upcycle Oregon which will take place April 10 and 11 at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. Upcycle Oregon: Celebrating and Exploring Creative Solutions for a Sustainable Oregon What: Upcycle Oregon highlights statewide reuse, reduction and upcycling efforts through an art show, “upcycled” fashion show, hands-on

Cultural Craft Night, Christmas Crackers

12/10, 6:30-7:30pm IKE Box,299 Cottage St. NE, Downtown Salem A tradition of the British Isle, Christmas Crackers are a fun, festive treat for holiday celebrating. For our final cultural craft night of the year, learn to make traditional “crackers,” which include a hat, joke and treat, that literally “pop” when opened. Class includes supplies for

Cultural Craft Night, Dream Catchers

11/26, 6:30-7:30pm IKE Box,299 Cottage St. NE, Downtown Salem Join artist Carlee Wright to create Native American Dream Catchers from recycled and upcycled goods during Cultural Craft Night. This event is sponsored by a grant from Marion Cultural Development $3 per person. Pre-registration required.

Farewell Friends

Starting October 13, I will be working for Marion County as a Waste Reduction Coordinator. I am also resigning as Executive Director of DIY Studio and board member. I have enjoyed my time at DIY Studio educating the public about creative reuse, sustainability, and promoting creativity. We opened the creative reuse center and diverted thousands

Cultural Craft Night, Dia de Muertos

10/29, 6:30-7:30pm Howard Street Charter School, Art Room, Enter in the doors by the east parking lot.  Caution, the dead are rising! Join artist Marina Belloc to learn about Dia de Muertos while creating a toy tomb. $3, pre-registration required.

Cultural Craft at the Salem Community Earth Fair

Salem/Shalom/Salam, the City of Peace, is our home on Planet Earth. Join us in celebrating our cosmic neighborhood (and each other) at  the Salem Community Earth Fair at the Eco Ball in Riverfront Park on Sunday, September 21, at 2:00 p.m. in conjunction with the International Day of Peace and the historic People’s Climate March in

SaraBella’s Upcycled Art Bags

Ah Bend. Beautiful scenery, big skies, yummy food, and a lot of talent. I was lucky enough to finally visit the SaraBella workshop and store in Bend’s Makers District and speak with Karlin Hedin the manager. I first learned about SaraBella while taking the Marion County Recycler class. Since then I’ve met a Salem-based artist, Lori Robinett who