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Reclaimed Art Class @ Welsley Enhanced Living!

Re customer Rachel Shoham, who teaches an art class for seniors living in a Welsley Enhanced Living retirement community, recently had her students transform reclaimed plastic cases into beautiful works of art.  When local pharmaceutical technology manufacturing company Penn-Century closed this year, they donated many boxes of the plastic cases in which they had packaged their products. Fortunately our customers have found many varied, creative uses for the cases! These beautiful decorative boxes from Rachel’s class are one great example… photo credit: Rachel Shohan

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A Classroom Takes on the Whole World!

Many of our regular customers are teachers because we’re always stocked with low-cost art and office supplies. Recently a local teachers bought tons of felt pieces (sold here at The Resource Exchange for just 25¢ per square foot!) for a class geography project. She made the project at home (with the help of her cat!) and brought them into school for class. Jara used the felt to make “Earth Lap Boards” that were like felt puzzles the students could use to help remember where the continents go on a map!  Here’s what she said about the project: I cut out continents … Continue reading

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the re + Kent County Theatre Guild

Kent County Theatre Guild is a community theater in Dover, Delaware that produces four shows a year in their 100 seat auditorium called the Patchwork Playhouse. The guild recently put on a production of the classic courtroom drama, Twelve Angry Men, and stumbled upon the Resource Exchange while looking for elements for the set.  The bank of windows that features prominently behind the jury’s deliberation was a stage window set piece we saved from another theater production! Paul Janiga, who designed the set for Twelve Angry Men, said “We definitely lucked out in finding them. They were a budget and a time saver.” By saving these kinds … Continue reading

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