Two Birds, One Stone: Holiday Shopping That Supports RuckusRoots!

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At RuckusRoots, we love making things; there's no better time of year to get cozy around a craft table! We've been making beautiful jewelry repurposed from donated goods, and we'll be selling it this Saturday at the Silverlake Craft Fair. These mini fundraisers are what help sustain us throughout the year. Please come see us ...

Gratitude Workshop: Thanksgiving Weekend

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  We are so excited about this upcoming event. In our effort to hold several mini-fundraisers this holiday season, we have joined forces with an amazing artist of movement and healing, Kristen Huffman. One of our interactive art pieces will be present, and will allow for participants to share a moment of gratitude at the end ...

Happy Halloween from RuckusRoots!

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We here at RuckusRoots love Halloween….with the emphasis on candy and playing dress up, what’s not to like? October is also our founder’s birthday month, so there’s that. No matter what you do this Halloween, we want to remind you that picking a costume is a perfect opportunity to get creative with “throw away” materials ...

Join us at the Frogtown Art Walk!

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"Your Hug," the 11-foot tall, interactive teddy bear sculpture RuckusRoots built with middle school students from Highland Park last semester, will be showing at the Frogtown Art Walk this September 13th, 2014. With live music and lots of exhibiting local artist, this event is not to be missed! Our piece will be showing at 2902 ...

Building the Bear: Our Process

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The summer is lingering on, and we've been having a great one - enjoying some much needed time with family and friends. We are excited to come back refreshed and renewed for the coming fall semester. Until then, here's a gallery of images of our most recent piece, "Your Hug," built with artist mentor Rebekah Waites ...

RuckusRoots Sculpture Debuts at Northeast LA Art Walk

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Our latest TRASHformation sculpture enjoyed a successful premiere last weekend at during the Northeast LA Art Gallery Night in Highland Park. The sculpture was on display at The Church on York last Saturday during the art walk. We teamed up with 127 middle school students from Academia Avance in Highland Park, CA to create an interactive ...

RuckusRoots goes to Coachella with CryoChrome!

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If you were wondering what RuckusRoots was up to this April, look no further than CryoChrome, one of the must sought after art installations on display during this years Coachella Valley Music Festival in Indio, CA. We spent 18 days in the desert to help make CryoChrome come to life. The piece was the brain child ...

RuckusRoots Chosen to attend Annenberg Alchemy Seminar

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We're looking forward to completing the last leg of our Annenberg Alchemy seminar this coming June. We attended the first two sessions this past March at the Science Center. We were thrilled when we found out earlier this year that RuckusRoots had been chosen to participate in this year's annual Annenberg Alchemy seminar. The seminar consists of ...

This week during TRASHformation: Fabric Mache

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Last week saw a lot of progress made in our TRASHformation program at Academia Avance middle school in Highland Park. Since the students had recently learned how to create a small 3D sculptural model, it was now time to think about how we will create the “skin” of our piece. Besides mentoring the students, Rebekah ...