During the first months of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Manitoba Craft Council released a Maker Challenge every Friday for 8 consecutive weeks. These challenges were a simple way in which the community could connect, be inspired, and keep creating in a time of isolation. This online gallery is a compilation of all of the wonderful work of those who participated.
Challenge #1 Combine a technique that is familiar and comfortable with a material that is unfamiliar to you.
Challenge # 2 Destroy something big or small that you’ve made and no longer feel connected to. Photograph the result.
Maker Challenge # 3 Create work that reflects your experience of distancing and isolation.
Challenge #4 Make something from everyday materials found in your home, yard or on walk
Challenge #5 Make something that responds to or can be worn on the body. All materials and approaches are welcome.
Challenge #6 Create work inspired by something you’re anticipating or looking forward to
Challenge #7 Combine a material that is familiar and comfortable with a technique that is unfamiliar to you
Challenge #8 Complete something that has remained unfinished.