TinkerLab Open Studios November 13

The TinkerLab studio will be open for hands-on making on Saturday, November 13, 2021, 1-5 pm.

As you may know, I’m an artist in residence in the city of Palo Alto’s Cubberley Artist Studio Program, and our group is hosting open studios with 20+ artists opening spaces to the public, so not only can you tinker with me, but you can enjoy tons of artsy festivities, a food truck, art giveaways, and more.

tinkerlab open studios november 13

Recycling and upcycling are important to me. If I can avoid buying new while creating something beautiful from the old, that’s a wonderful thing. In that spirit, I’ll have two upcycling projects for us to play with, both free.

1. Altered Book Sculptures: Bring an old paperback book or pick one up from the Friends of Palo Alto Library books sale (next door to the studio), and learn how to make an altered book sculpture. We’ll provide the scissors and tape.

tinkerlab open studios november 13

2. Ornament Inventions. You bring your imagination and we’ll provide recyclables, glue, and scissors. Shown below > Make a Junk Critter

tinkerlab open studios november 13

Click here for directions to the TinkerLab Studio.


  1. Hello!

    What kind of sculpting play do you recommend to buy for kids to create and have their creations last next to forever?

    We have used Crayola Air Dry clay and we are not impressed at all. Soon after it dries, the structure will break or parts of it will break.

    Thank you,
    Michelle Nilles

    Sent from my iPhone

    • Hi Michelle, Das Air Hardening Clay is amazing stuff, and it’s easy to use at home without a kiln. If you have access to a clay studio with a kiln, pottery clay is the best. Warmly, Rachelle

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