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The Tin Can, Can-Can With Marlene True

The Workshop is from 10am - 4pm on both days, March 18th and March 19th

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The Tin Can, Can-Can With Marlene True
The Tin Can, Can-Can With Marlene True

Time & Location

18 mar 2023, 10:00

Glassell School of Art, 5101 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, USA



Marlene True


How many ways can you repurpose a tin can? This workshop explores exciting possibilities for working with this versatile material that will make your work pop with color, pattern, text, and imagery. We will begin with an introduction, learning to take cans apart in preparation for use.

Next, participants will complete a project to learn cutting, forming, and joinery techniques. Demonstrations include rivets and exciting methods to capture, hinge, and form. Then, if time allows, we’ll heat things up and learn to solder steel sheet and wire.

Who should take this workshop? Anyone interested in learning to make work with a versatile, inexpensive, strong, lightweight material with countless design options. Shall we dance?


Marlene True is an obsessive collector of tin cans. Sharing her enthusiasm for working with repurposed materials, Marlene enjoys teaching. As a guest artist, she has taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft, Peters Valley, and West Dean College in the UK. Marlene earned her MFA at East Carolina University and her BFA at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Her work is part of the National Ornamental Metal Museum collection in Memphis, TN, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, The Racine Museum of Art in Racine, Wisconsin, and the Enamel Arts Foundation in Los Angeles, CA. Marlene volunteers and has served on the Board of Directors for the Society of North American Goldsmiths. She is committed to craft education and is the Executive Director of Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft in Columbia, NC.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm both days

Lunch: Please bring a bag lunch. 

Parking is not included / available on the street.


  • Member Registration

    Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm BOTH days Lunch: Please bring a bag lunch.

    230,00 US$
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  • Non-Member Registration

    Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm BOTH days Lunch: Please bring a bag lunch.

    260,00 US$
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