In this Workshop we will learn about The Mapuche culture, one of the first South American inhabitants, and create a flower pot with their symbols using plastic waste. Join me on this journey to the past and learn about Mapuche's culture.
The Mapuche were a group of indigenous inhabitants of present-day Argentina and Chile. Symbols were part of their culture and in this Workshop we will learn about those symbols and make a flower pot based on the meaning of their symbolisms by reusing plastic waste.
Indigenous peoples have a strong connection with Nature. They are thankful and devoted because it is nature that provides the soil where they live and what they eat. Therefore, the colors and symbols are related to reverence for nature. These ancient symbols were traditionally usually used to decorate tapestry, belts, paintings, jewelry and pottery.
I have been making recycled planters like this for years, and I teach Workshops locally. I hope to join you to make your own recycled plastic planter.
Note: You will use an iron to melt plastic, we recommend to be 12+ to do this workshop, or younger students can work with a parent.