Come join us to celebrate the completion of the Earth Maker's Mural
at Killarney Community Centre, 6260 Killarney St., Vancouver
4 pm to 6 pm
February 6th, 2013
Music, refreshments, art making and lots about bogs
Free and all are welcome to join us!
See you there
Sunday, 1 July 2012
|Seniors Walking Group - the group toured the Camosun Bog and then returned to the centre to create printed images of plants, birds, frogs for the final mural|
|The 300 or so images that were created during the month of April were sorted and traced onto acetate sheets to be enlarged on an overhead projector to the correct size for the final mural. This image shows the Youth coucil volunteers at work.|
|The designs were cut into the birch plywood panels using a router, then sanded smooth|
|3 coats of varnish finished the panels and they are ready for installation.|
Monday, 2 April 2012
|Susan Chung - aka Crazy Bogger takes us on a tour of Camosun Bog. We learned about the competitive forces at work between the bog and the forest that you see on the other side of the boardwalk. The sphagnum was very beautiful - it seems to glow!|
|Poking a long stick into the bog gave us a really good idea of just how deep the peat beneath the surface is.|
|Susan gave us some very close up peeks at the emerging plants.|
|This is a young sundew. It was carefully placed back into the bog to continue growing.|
|Many artifacts have been found during the restoration of the bog. This is an ink well.|
|We came back to Killarney and learned how to make relief prints - inspired by the bog|
|Drawing from nature, photographs, memories. Making printed images that can later be translated onto the wooden panels for the final artworks. We now are ready to help the community make their artworks through the month of April.|| |
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
April 11th 7 – 9pm
Earth Makers Public Presentation
Killarney Community Centre - free
Did you know that Killarney Community Centre was built on what was once a bog or a fen?
See a traveling mini bog. Learn about these unique wetlands and the competing forces between bog and forest. Find out about the special role that bogs play in our environment.
A special presentation will be given by Susan Ng Chung of the Camosun Bog Restoration Group and Stanley King of the Codesign Group. After the presentation you will learn how to make your own hand made print about bog life. Everyone is welcome.
Questions? email Pat Beaton firstname.lastname@example.org