Workshop: Grow Your Own Mushroom Sculpture

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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In connection to the RAG’s exhibition Xiaojing Yan: In Suspended Silence, the Gallery is hosting a guest artist workshop to learn more about mushrooms and their potential uses in an artwork.

Working with our hands, we will grow oyster mushroom mycelium (fungus body) in the form of hands. Developing skills for home-scale mushroom growing while thinking about form, aesthetics and meaning, this workshop bridges the practices of art and science and is appropriate for adults and children (small children should be accompanied by an adult). The facilitator will explain the life cycle and cultivation process of the mushrooms, to foster an understanding of the how and why of the process. Each participant will make and bring home a mycelial hand, the framework for a fruiting tent and an info sheet. The sculptures should produce a beautiful cluster of oyster mushrooms within a few weeks!

Limited spaces, register early to reserve your spot.

Registration Fee: $10.00 per person, includes all materials.
To register, follow this link to Eventbrite.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult registered for the class.

Guest Artist Bio:
Willoughby Arevalo is a mycologist, artist, writer and educator who has been teaching locally and internationally on mushroom cultivation, ecology, identification, foraging, and cooking for the last decade. He makes art in relation with fungi and is currently working on a series of living mycelial sculptures in Renfrew Ravine in collaboration with Carmen Rosen and Still Moon Arts Society.