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Button Art

Some interesting art has been made using buttons. Ran Hwang creates beautiful wall installations with them; Lisa Kokin makes pixilated compositions by stitching them together; Jane Perkins likes to transform found objects like buttons into something new; and Shishua Vang works them into her paintings. We’ll also be making some cool button art, filled with bright colours and interesting textures. Continue reading

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Button Webs

Lisa Kokin paints with buttons. This artist cleverly combines them in a variety of colours and shapes to create human, animal and abstract forms. Materials like imitation sinew and waxed linen are used to create web-like connections which hold everything together. She is among many artists and crafters who enjoy exploring the versatility of these decorative disks.

Children are also drawn to making things with buttons, no doubt because of their delicious colours and shapes. In this project, they’ll also be able to practice a bit of sewing, which isn’t a bad thing considering one day they’ll actually leave home and be faced with the daunting task of…are you ready… sewing on a button. It’s not that it’s difficult, but if you’ve never been shown…

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