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Ecological Arts Workshops

We can bring a hands-on Ecological Arts workshop to your organization or event! Explore your creativity and connect with your own artistic expression, as well as with your team and your environment.

Suitable for all ages and skill levels; no experience necessary. Excellent opportunity for collaboration, creativity, and communication within your group. We bring all the materials and you make your own creation in 2 to 3 hours.

  • Natural dyeing
  • Create a woven basket from invasive ivy
  • Lantern making 
  • Puppet making
  • Hand-dipped candle making
  • Paper-making
  • Cyanotype printmaking
  • Use a drop spindle to create yarn
  • Salve & folk medicine-making
  • Hands-on environmental stewardship session

We have a variety of other beginner-friendly craft workshops. Please get in touch if you have other themes or custom requests!

“Still Moon Arts swoop into the classroom and have students transform inanimate piles of recycled materials and seemingly average objects into glowing lanterns and flapping birds. Facilitators are supportive, clear, organized and easy to work with. They foster an environment of fun and inventiveness where students become artists who use creativity not only for their own enjoyment but as a tool to engage the community in important ecological and social issues.”

– Megan Thom, Windermere Leadership Program Coordinator

Ravine Tours

Interested in learning more about the history and ecosystem of the Still Creek Corridor? Looking for a local environmental team-building activity? We offer 1- to 3-hour walks in Renfrew Park and Ravine with stories of lost streams, old timers, plants, and eco-art from Carmen Rosen’s book, “What Comes To Light: Stories of Still Creek Lost and Found”. Tours are tailored for the age range, goals, and interests of your group; let us know if you want to focus on local history, eco-art, community-engaged art, or environmental awareness.

“Carmen led our ECUAD Field Class through a dynamic and informative tour of Renfrew Ravine. The students were captivated by the range of projects and history that she covered within a short distance, giving a thorough introduction of the possibilities and impact a community-engaged artist can have within a community and ecosystem.”
– Jaymie s, Interdisciplinary Artist and Educator

“Carmen Rosen of Still Moon Arts Society and I have led a tour of Still Creek watershed for the past 4 years as part of the City of Burnaby’s annual Environment Week program.  Her historical and environmental knowledge of Still Creek and her enthusiasm are the highlight of the tour!  Still Moon’s engagement of the community in this way is so important to the sustainability of this urban waterway.”
– 
Mark Sloat, City of Burnaby

Stilt & Character Performers

Have a big event coming up? Looking for ways to animate your space with art and public engagement? We have a variety of costumes, characters, and professional performing artists who can bring the fun festival feeling to you! Dinosaurs, birds, salmon and giant puppets are available to rover, dance, and interact with a crowd. Please let us know your theme and event size, and we can work with you to find the right fit.

“The roving performers of Still Moon Arts Society have been an important part of Collingwood Days festival for 15 years. Part of our collaboration has been the imaginative and colourful reinterpretations of our Historical Collector Card stories by the performers. Be it stilting, hooping or juggling, the roving performers have brought playfulness, artistry and magic to our events  – creating interactive experiences that bring community members together in the celebration of our shared stories.”
– Andrea Berneckas, Community Connections Coordinator, Collingwood Neighbourhood House

Community-Engaged Art Talks

Still Moon Arts’ Artistic Director Carmen Rosen has been working with community to co-create works of art since the late 90s. In 2010, she won the Mayor’s Arts Award for Community-Engaged Art. Carmen can come to your school, organization, or community group and share her vast knowledge and experience on social practice art and community engagement with diverse people.

“Carmen’s work to promote Still Creek and the Renfrew Ravine brings the importance of place, joy, and art to the often difficult and technical work of restoring this wonderful ecosystem. Her passion is equally matched by her knowledge of the system and its history, bringing this fragile, important system to life for audiences. Carmen reminds us that the key to restoring our damaged urban environments is to have people, communities care about these places and to understand the value they bring to our lives – and to nature.”

– Sean Markey, Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University