Free Teen Class! Learn to turn a stuffed animal into a bag with local artist Crow Goyette! 2/23 & 2/25 5-7

Join Crow at the Lodi Library on Wednesday February 23rd or Friday February 25th from 5-7 for a special Teen class!

Learn to Turn a Stuffed Animal into a Bag!

It sounds like magic but its not! Local artist Crow Goyette converts stuffed animals into bags, and is going to show you how to do the same.

Give stuffed toys a new life and purpose, learn some skills that you can use for other projects, and carry the most original (and cuddly) tote imaginable.

This is a free, In- Person class for Teens (ages 13-19). Registration Required by calling 607-582-6218 or emailing director@lodilibrary.net The class will be the same both nights but, if room is available, you’re welcome to attend both. Masks are mandatory and social distancing will be followed.

Class Description: Crow will facilitate the class in cutting open the stuffed toy, taking out the stuffing, hand sewing a bag lining, and stitching in a zipper and straps. All materials will be included. BYO stuffed toy or choose from those provided.

Artist Bio: Crow Goyette is a mixed media artist from Ithaca, New York. Passionate about waste reduction and the environment, Crow uses mostly recycled materials in their art from thrifted stuffed animals, old clothes, and canvases saved from the trash. Crow firmly believes that art should be accessible to everyone, and that anything can be used for art if you think hard enough.

Crow is best known for their first public mural promoting transgender rights and their hand stitched coat made of 46 teddy bears.

Crow Goyette of CrowHawkCreative

on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/CrowHawkCreative

@crowhawk_creative on Instagram

This program is generously Funded by the Finger Lakes Library System Outreach Mini Grant.