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September 30, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Milton Avenue

Alpharetta, GA


This event is rain or shine

Alpharetta’s downtown streets will be lined with over 100 scarecrows to celebrate its fall spirit.  Join in on the free family entertainment that includes groovy country music, games of crow-cornhole, hay rides, quirky face painting, historical demos, artsy activities, stimulating story-telling, yummy festival food and engaging inflatables.

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Alpharetta Scarecrow Sketches

The Alpharetta Scarecrow Event

Sketches for the AIA Scarecrow for the 2017 Scarecrow festival.

Getting help from the students and parents to make this Peace Plant. Lots of sketches and pairing this with lessons going on for ‘Peace Day’ lessons. The idea of ‘Peace Day’ was a big influence on this design and the inspiration for the ‘Solar Powered Peace Plant’.

The school broke up into teams to create meaningful content around the idea of Peace on Earth.

1. Collecting and preparing items to be up-cycled.

2. Writing articles about what ‘Peace’ mean to them.

3. Talking pictures and collecting media. Then uploading and creating webpages for AIA website.

4. Using the leaves to tag the build efforts and the site to detail what Peace means to them.

Up-cycling at AIA!

Hello kids, parents, and friends, we need your empty items! Plastic and more to up-cycle for the Solar Powered Peace Plant scarecrow.

Later that week…. tons of goodies… We are so grateful to all those who donated and are making this crazy idea possible.

The Dream

The Peace Plant… What do you want this thing to look like? Thinking about what will loot great, But how will we build it, LOL? What are we building, follow along and see.


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Big Cardboard Tree!

The cardboard tree, For the fall festival. The living room has been temporary turned into a workshop. Stacks of cardboard, boxes of hot glue and sharp things. The eight foot tree is going to Oscars school for there annual “Fall Fesival”. I was a great time, thank you for the great event. Below are some build pictures.

cardboard tree in living room
CardBoard tree in the living room, won’t fit into the studio. Ready to disassemble and transport.
tree in progress
Tree in progress, adding support for the limbs and branches.
at the table working on suports
At the bench (dinning room table) preparing the tree limb and branch supports
Working on branches at the bench.
Working on branches at the bench.
interior of tree
Cardboard it Strong! (in hulk voice), Shot of inner structure.
boy sawing cardboard
Oscar help out, working with cardboard during the tree build.
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