Bio-Materials workshop: Mycelium

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co:Lab nanopod studio

322 Harbord Street

Toronto, ON M6G 1H1

Canada

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During this workshop, Tosca Terán introduces participants to the amazing potential of mycelium for collaboration at the intersection of art and science. Participants learn how to transform their kitchens and closets into safe, mini-Mycelium Biolabs, learn how to cultivate mycelium, and leave the workshop with a live Mycelium planter/bowl form, as well as a wide array of possibilities of how they might work with this sustainable bio-material. All materials are provided.

Workshop includes:
1 round planter growth form
1 bag of substrate inoculated with Mycelium
Nitrile gloves
Particulate mask
Instructions: sent via email/Slack invite, PDFs, etc.

This workshop includes everything you need to grow a small bowl form plus, a bag of substrate inoculated with mycelium! Suggestions on how to grow other forms or grow onto various armatures (3D printed, hand-knit/crocheted, wood structures, etc) will be discussed.

Mycelium can be used in industrial design, art, architecture - the possibilities are seemingly endless!

Check out the Mycelium Martian Dome project, an installation that took place in 2019 through a residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto in partnership with the Ontario Science Centre.

Mycelium= the mass of interwoven filamentous hyphae that forms especially the vegetative portion of the thallus of a fungus and is often submerged in another body (as of soil or organic matter or the tissues of a host) aka mushroom roots

Artist-instructor Tosca Teran works with Mycelium collaboratively -
creating the Midnight Mushroom Music Podcast.

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How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

nanotopia@me.com

Do I need to bring anything to the workshop?

A bag to carry home your mycelium forms/substrate is a good idea.

co:Lab is a scent-free/non-smoking studio. Thank you :)

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co:Lab nanopod studio

322 Harbord Street

Toronto, ON M6G 1H1

Canada

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Refund policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Organizer co:Lab|nanopod: Hybrid Studio

Organizer of Bio-Materials workshop: Mycelium

nanopod: Hybrid Studio Toronto has been an independently run artist studio since 2005.

Tosca has taught basic, intermediate and advanced gold-smithing/silver-smithing since 1998 (Taos, NM. She has been teaching glass fusing, and flame-working since 2006, kiln casting since 2011.

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Tosca studied with and assisted many goldsmiths and silversmiths before relocating to Toronto, Canada in 2001. From 2002-'05 Tosca worked out of the Distillery District's Gooderham & Warts Case Goods building, and from 2003 to May '05 Tosca offered her workshops and courses out of the Fishbowl studio which turned into Tank, before opening her own independently run studio on Toronto's downtown Harbord Street, nestled between Little Italy & Little Korea.
Working with metal for over 30+ years, Tosca was introduced to glass as an artistic medium in 2004. Through developing bodies of work incorporating metal + glass Tosca has been awarded scholarships & Artist residencies at The Corning Museum of GlassPilchuck Glass School,  The Penland school of CraftsGullkistan Centre for Creative People in Iceland, and Nes artist residency in Iceland. Her work has been featured at SOFA New York, Culture Canada, Metalsmith Magazine, The Toronto Design Exchange, and the Memphis Metal Museum. A long-term guest artist instructor at the Ontario Science Centre, Tosca was awarded the Glass Art Association of Canada’s Project & Development Grant for 2013, the Creation & Development grant from the Ontario Arts Council in 2014, and artistic pursuit travel grants from the Canada Arts Council.

Her audio work can be found on Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/nanotopia
and video projects can be found on Vimeo
https://vimeo.com/user4420064/videos

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