One Day Workshop

Sew Your Own: Plush Toy Cells

It's been months in the making and we are thrilled to announce that we will have Ottawa-based textile artist and Art & Science fiend Karina Bergmans teaching an exclusive one-day workshop at our lab. Join Karina in making a cell creature sculpture pillow. You will learn hand sewing techniques (no previous experience necessary) and cell anatomy in the creation of a cute (or creepy!) organism. As a part of this workshop, you and your kid researcher will have access to heaps of mixed media materials from fabrics, stuffing, pompoms and plastics to needles and thread. Come by the lab for an afternoon lesson in microbiology and craft!

For children 6 yrs +
Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the workshop.

451 Christie St. Toronto, ON. M6G 3C7

Saturday, July 25, 2015

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Children 6 yrs +
All children must be accompanied by an adult.

This workshop is being held as a satellite event and collaboration with Toronto's Maker Festival.



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$50 + HST

Purchasing this ticket reserve two spots in the workshop - 1 child + 1 accompanying adult


Participants must be registered prior to the commencement of the event. Once payment is received, a confirmation will be emailed to you. Receipt of payment secures your place in the event. There are no refunds for missed events. Refunds will not be given after the event has taken place.

Feel free to email us with any other questions



Teacher Bio

The intersection between art and science is the crux of Karina Bergmans' practice. Karina works in sculpture, installation and public art and public interventions. What unifies her diverse artistic practice is the use of reclaimed textiles. Exhibitions include Ottawa’s City Hall Art Gallery and Edmonton’s Harcourt House. Bergmans’ work has been exhibited at the Ontario Science Centre, Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles and at Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn. Karina has received grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa. Bergmans’ work had been featured in FiberArts Magazine and the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Karina resides in Ottawa, Ontario.

Karina’s artwork can be seen here: