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Description

In this Workshop we will learn about The Mapuche culture, one of the first South American inhabitants, and create a flower pot with their symbols using plastic waste.  Join me on this journey to the past and learn about Mapuche's culture. 

The Mapuche were a group of indigenous inhabitants of present-day Argentina and Chile. Symbols were part of their culture and in this Workshop we will learn about those symbols and make a flower pot based on the meaning of their symbolisms by reusing plastic waste.

Indigenous peoples have a strong connection with Nature. They are thankful and devoted because it is nature that provides the soil where they live and what they eat. Therefore, the colors and symbols are related to reverence for nature.  These ancient symbols were traditionally usually used to decorate tapestry, belts, paintings, jewelry and pottery.

I have been making recycled planters like this for years, and I teach Workshops locally.  I hope to join you to make your own recycled plastic planter.  

Note: You will use an iron to melt plastic, we recommend to be 12+ to do this workshop, or younger students can work with a parent.

 

What You'll Need

GLOkit What's a GLOkit?

This Workshop does not require a GLOkit.

Additional Supplies

Learners will also need:

  • Plastic waste! In this case we will use LDPE Nº4 (low density polyethylene) as main raw material. You can find this kind of plastic on shopping or grocery bags and packaging (bubble wrap works really well!). Choose 2 colours of your preference and collect as much as you can.
  • An iron
  • A table to work on (check that it is not made out of plastic unless you have a cutting surface)
  • Parchment paper
  • Scissors
  • A marker
  • Ruler
  • A big, heavy book (or similar) 

The shape of the flower pot will be provided for the workshop in a printable pdf.

Technical Requirements

You will need a device (computer or tablet) that is equipped with a camera, microphone, and speakers. For more information, please check out our Technical Requirements page.

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NOTE: You can choose any available date on the calendar and rest assured that your GLOkit(s) WILL arrive before your workshop time! We only display dates/times that allow time to ship.

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Indigenous Flowerpot Made with Plastic Waste