Button Bonanza

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IMG_4568eeOur Education team will be at the Oakville Children’s Festival this weekend with a button-making workshop for kids of all ages, walking participants through the steps of turning an art idea into something wearable.

Pin-back buttons have their origins dating back to the 18th century, when buttons with messages and images in support of social and political causes and campaigns started to be mass-produced. Buttons quickly became a way of demonstrating one’s political allegiances in everyday social situations. Today, buttons are as likely to be aesthetic pronouncements as they are political ones. We’re looking forward to pressing pins of all varieties with kids this weekend—whether they want to make their thoughts on the environment known or just rock a glittery unicorn on their backpack. Whatever statement they’d like to make, participants will be provided with all the supplies they need to translate their ideas into wearable form. No registration necessary—just drop by!

For more information on this year’s Children’s Festival, visit oakville.ca.

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