CRES Studio

Current Needs:

Wooden Clementine Boxes

Ongoing Wants:

  • Electric Mixer
  • Blender
  • magazines: kid friendly, travel, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
  • newspaper
  • empty toilet paper rolls – cardboard rolls of any kind
  • yarn, yarn, yarn – any kind or color – for weaving
  • Fabric
  • Clean nylon stockings
  • Wallpaper books
  • Plastic dishes with lids (butter/margarine – Cool Whip)
  • Pringles cans – Lays Stax – Whiska snacks containers (any plastic container with lid)
  • Coffee cans with lids
  • Styrofoam Egg Cartons
  • Rinsed out yogurt cups/icing containers
  • Plastic bottle caps in different colors & sizes
  • Zip-lock storage bags
  • unscented baby wipes (scented acceptable, too)
  • Aluminum foil, wax paper, paper towels, facial tissues
  • Wood scraps – interesting shapes – small wood scraps
  • Plexiglas (any sizes)
  • Cardboard tubes, corrugated cardboard
  • crochet thread (warp strings for weaving)
  • beads
  • ribbons
  • blue or white wire coat hangers (any wire coat hangers)
  • pliers – any kind – hand tools (hammers, screw drivers)
  • old calendars with neat pictures
  • fascinating still life stuff – hats, shoes, teddy bears, tools
  • old bones and animal skulls
  • old blankets (especially wool)
  • old coffee table art books
  • sea shells
  • old animal books or animal magazines
  • old jewelry
  • old kitchen utensils
  • books from hair stylists (full frontal faces and facial features)
  • sponges
  • old silk flowers
  • interesting boots and shoes (to draw)
  • old solid colored bed sheets (for fabric)
  • “how to” art books for our classroom library
  • Working Digital Cameras
**If there is a remote possibility we can do something with it, then send it…we are VERY creative. If we can’t use it, we’ll either find someone who can or we will toss it lovingly.


Do you have a child at CRES with a passion for art-making?  Would you like an opportunity to help out in the CRES Studio?  If so, I am always looking for volunteers in the CRES Studio.

Some tasks might include:

  • Helping hang work in the hallways at CRES.
  • Assisting students with preparing their portfolios at the end of the Trimester
  • Helping with art exhibits.
  • Helping with general tasks in the studio.

If interested please contact Ashley Norman at 207-363-1800 or via email at