2013 activities:

The final project for BranchWeave at Science World:

Basket-bombing Ken Spencer Science Park:

A new way to think about leaving your mark! Not guerilla knitting, not stencil tagging, but basket-bombing! Working with Sharon Kallis at the Mount Pleasant Means of Production Garden, participants will do a bit of material gathering of grasses and bind weed and learn simple coiling techniques to create beautiful small forms that will installed at the new Ken Spencer Science Park at Science World around the planting area.

Leave a corner of the world in better shape then you find it: a little weeding, a little weaving, and something beautiful transpires.

Participants are encouraged to bring a bagged dinner for break time, all tools supplied, no experience necessary but some hand strength /dexterity required.


 Wednesdays, 6-8:30pm

May 1, 8, 15, 22

Free, but limited registration, please pre-register here
location: Means of Production Garden, corner of  E 6th and St. Catherines, (the far west side of North China Creek Park)

Workshops for 2011 are done, but we will be working with students at Mount Pleasant Elementary School winter 2012, and a few other workshops will be scheduled for next spring.. so stay tuned!

for updates on BranchWeave and other eco-art events, please sign up for the MOPARRCnewsletter on the right-hand sidebar of the SharonKallis website

The Coiled River

A river of spiral coiled forms will emerge over the summer; a transformation of invasive English ivy from Stanley Parks’ forest floor created by community members working with basic coil basketry techniques.
The final installation will be installed along the False Creek seawall as a part of the Science World TELUS World of Science facility renewal project.
lead artist: Sharon Kallis collaborators: Derek Irland, David Gowman
Participate during Summer Live in Brockton Point, Stanley Park
July 8, 9, 10, 3-7pm

Stanley Park open studio drop in sessions

Stanley Park workshops: registration now available on website sidebar

Sharon Kallis and Derek Irland will be doing “field work” in Stanley Park at the location of recent invasive English ivy pulls; join in for creating simple coil basket forms that will be woven together as a part of the Science World Facility Renewal Project.

May 16, 17, 18, 19  from 4:30-7:30 pm

June Workshops will be located on Second Beach, under a small event tent just NorthWest of the pool on the grass, if you have mobility issues travelling from the bus loop, please call 604-363-0220 in advance of workshops to arrange transporation.

June 13, 14, 15, 16 from 4:30-7:30 pm

register for one or more evenings by clicking on the side bar link

Community Centre Workshops

Working with artist Sharon Kallis and Derek Irland, participants will learn basic freestyle weaving principles and will create large sculptural forms collaborating with other participants in up-purposing Park Board maintenance clippings over two workshop sessions. The woven forms that are created collectively will be installed as a part of the Science World Facility Renewal Project. Participants are encouraged to bring a bagged dinner for break time, all tools supplied, no experience necessary but some hand strength /dexterity required.

Ages 16+ maximum registration: 12 Free, limited space, pre-registration required, contact the host community centre for registration, details below.

This is a two session workshop; attendance at both workshops is required for participation

Mount Pleasant Community Centre: *

*Mount Pleasant Community Workshops will take place in Guelph Park and have youth leaders for child care: children ages 6 + can participate in an environmental art project creating ephemeral mosaics using natural materials in the park. Participation only for children whose parent/guardian is registered in the BranchWeave workshop, please confirm child’s participation at time of registration.

to register call 604-257-3080 with the registration number listed below

questions can be directed to programmer Angela Thomson  ex. 3075

Workshop dates:

Tues/ Thurs 6-8:30pm

July 5, 7       registration number: 45601.301 MP

July 26, 28   registration number: 45601.302 MP

Aug 2, 4        registration number: 45601.303 MP

Creekside Community Centre:

( no child care provided)

Workshop dates:

Sat/Sun  and Mon/ Wed.

July 9, 10 (Sat/Sun) 10am-12:30 pm

Aug 15, 17  6- 8:30pm

Aug 22, 246- 8:30pm

to register call click on the links above for each workshop date or click this link to view all Creekside workshop information

questions can be directed to programmer Manabu Koshimura  604-257-3040 ext.3053