Back again in 2014, this time bigger and better! Here is where you are the artist, curator and canvas at Coachella. Craft themes this year are: Paper, Recycled Material, Fashion, Camp Improvement, and a Barter Booth!
Wander into our euphoric D.I.Y. craft culture world, curated by The Coachella Valley Art Scene, where we supply the materials for you to enhance and shape your Coachella experience. Chop and screw new fashion accessories, publish your own zine, make your own instruments, pride your space with camp site signage, and/or make an instaprint to take back home. All of this, and much more, awaits you in the campgrounds from 10am – 2pm everyday
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Nothing worse then a bad hair day at Coachella. Make sure you look fabulous in all your photos with a personalized head wrap that you design and create in the art studios. We provide the fabric, the wire and all you have to do is slap it all together.
Make sure to pull up a seat once you get your fabrics in order, you’ll want to hang around this craft workshop to make your earrings, bracelets and crafty doo-dads to complete the look.
No concert outfit is complete without a D.I.Y. button supporting your favorite band or artist to pin to your shirt. Pick it, design it, press it, then rock it..
Made from clay, these are hand pressed pieces that you get paint, twist and wear into the concert. It has been said that these Power Pieces give concert goers special powers while on the field. Make yours to know what the special power is behind the piece!
Make dancing on the field a more visual performance piece with a little ribbon love. We will help you construct a ribbon batton and show you how to move with it. Dancing on grass fields will never be the same….
Design your own zine, duplicate it on our copy machine and pass it out to new friends all around Coachella’s campgrounds. We create a common ground for conversation and a workspace where people are able to learn how to create a very inexpensive vehicle to share their ideas and art with other people!
Come have a seat, greet and meet. Sit down on opposite sides of an artist easel with a stranger, pick up a pen and draw/paint them. As you draw one another you will have the opportunity to get to know them through the process of using our (if needed) interview questions to break the ice. In the end each person will take home a small portrait of themselves and make a new friend.
But, just in case you are too introvert for all that, you can just space out and paint…
Take a photo from your iPhone and print it here. We will then show you how to register it on to a wooden block. Take this image home with you to remember your Coachella experience by, in physical form. And if you really want to get crafty, you can make collages, use your Stranger Portrait and bedazzle your Instaprint.
Recycled and reused objects like you have never seen them: Plastic milk cartons into banjos, beer bottle caps into shakers, and hand-made flutes from scraps…. just to name a few. We mix everyday products with leather, strings, nails and some creativity – and whaa-laa… you have Beats Oasis. Let’s create not a drum circle, but a symphony together…
Your cat isn’t the only one with 9 lives in your household. Your most unassuming, everyday household items are capable of reinvention and living multiple lives as well. Have a popped inner tube? Why not make a wallet? Cabinets filled with plastic bags? Let’s make some fabrics out of them! And these are only the beginning. Here is where you will you will have the opportunity to give birth to new purposes for your everyday objects. Once you spend some time in the Afterlife you will never look at your trash/unwanted items the same ever again.
Camp Improvement Themes
Make the most of your temporary living space here on the campgrounds of Coachella by creating fun, fast, and colorful ways to decorate your space. With fabric flags (aka bunting) and camp signage you can transform what once was your basic campsite into a fabulous fun house.
Take a fabric square and write your most memorable Coachella moment on it. We will then sew them together to create the first ever Quiltchella in history!!
The Barter Booth!
*New Feature to Campgrounds* Forgot your toothbrush?! Have no fear, the Barter Booth is near!! Here is where you can give something you have excess of and trade it for something you need. For example; hand sanitizer for a toothbrush, a pillow for a pair of socks, etc etc etc. You never know what will be in stock at the Barter Booth! So, bring something interesting to trade and let’s see how far it goes!
Art and music go hand-in-hand. To get your creative juices flowing out there we have superstar DJ, Alf Alpha, performing live on the two turntables! The name Alf Alpha might ring a bell….he has played Coachella numerous times and is known for his raging after hours parties in the campgrounds. During the hours of the Art Studios, Alf Alpha plays an eclectic mix of jazz, cumbia, bass, disco, hip hop and other global beats to keep you inspired. Check out his mixes at djalfalpha.com
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