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Funtastical Art That's Good for the Earth!

Green Chicks Studio

Green Chicks Studio

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We take recycled plastic bottles, newspaper, wire, recycled fabric and duct tape and turn it into fabulous, whimsical art.

About Us

What is a Green Chick?

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The Green Chicks are composed of recycle artists Suzanne Miller and Nikki Cooper. Each piece of our art is created by using approximately 90% recycled materials. We work from our home studios and  exhibit at art fairs and shows throughout the Midwest. We exhibit as a 2-person team, each creating our own pieces using the same recycled process. We trade off working in each other's home studios to keep consistency, share ideas, and feed off of the other's creativity. Each of us specializes in certain types of animals or themes and we are always open to interesting and challenging custom commission ideas. 

Our Medium

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We start out with junk from the recycle bin - plastic bottles, yogurt containers, card board tubes, tin cans - anything we can find that has a cool shape. We cut them apart and tape them back together using duct tape, wire and balls of newspaper. This base armature is then covered in fabric mache -strips of recycled sheets dipped in a glue mixture. Over this, we add  a clay made out of newspaper pulp and glue to sculpt all of our details. After air-drying the clay, acrylic mediums are added to seal the surface, then many layers of acrylic paint and varnish finish the pieces. Each piece is completely hand-formed and has about 9 steps before completion.

How it Began

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Suzanne's art career began as a prop designer for the theatre. Through techniques learned there and much experimenting on her own, she discovered the challenge of creating art out of recycled items. After moving to southern Wisconsin in 2000, she started an evening  women's art class and introduced her sculpting method to her students. Nikki Cooper was one of those students. As a former agriculture teacher and self-taught artist/cartoonist, Nikki discovered the joy of bringing her 2-D cartoons to life in 3-D form. The two women formed the Green Chicks and began exhibiting together in 2006. 

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2020 Art Fair Schedule

We will update our art fair schedule as we apply for more shows and receive acceptance information.

4/5/2020

Stevens Point Festival of Arts - Applied

10am - 4pm

Stevens Point, WI

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4/5/2020

Stevens Point Festival of Arts - Applied

Sunday only art fair. NEW LOCATION: Sentryworld atrium and fieldhouse, 601 N. Michigan Avenue

10am - 4pm

Stevens Point, WI

5/23-24/20

St. Charles Fine Art Fair - Applied

All day

St Charles, IL

Event Details

5/23-24/20

St. Charles Fine Art Fair - Applied

Saturday and Sunday art fair along the banks of the Fox River downtown St. Charles, IL

Saturday 10am-6pm

Sunday 10am-5pm

All day

St Charles, IL

5/30-31/20

Art in the Park - Applied

All day

Northbrook, IL

Event Details

5/30-31/20

Art in the Park - Applied

Saturday and Sunday art fair in the Northbrook Village Green Park, Northbrook, IL

Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 10am-5pm

All day

Northbrook, IL

6/27-28/20

Spring Green Arts & Crafts Fair-Applied

All day

Spring Green, WI

Event Details

6/27-28/20

Spring Green Arts & Crafts Fair-Applied

Saturday & Sunday art fair. Jefferson Street, downtown Spring Green, WI

Saturday 9am-5pm

Sunday 9am-4pm

All day

Spring Green, WI

7/11-12/20

Art Fair Off the Square

All day

Madison, WI

Event Details

7/11-12/20

Art Fair Off the Square

 Saturday & Sunday art fair. MLKB and Monona Terrace Concourse, downtown Madison, WI

Saturday 9am-6pm

Sunday 10am-5pm

All day

Madison, WI

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