As Converse CONS announces the third installment of CONS Project – a series of free community projects designed to inspire the next generation of creative spirits through interactive skate and art workshops with renowned legends and up-and-coming superstars – registration is now open for “Creative Recycling” in key cities throughout North America including New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and Toronto today at

Geared towards aspiring designers and artistic builders between the ages of 13-24, “Creative Recycling” will teach participants the key skills of repurposing used skateboards. From building furniture out of recycled skate decks to designing and painting finished pieces, workshops will be led by rising designer, craftsman, and founder of skateboard recycling company, Deckstool, Jason Podlaski in New York and Toronto, and renowned designer and furniture-maker, Andy Vasquez in Los Angeles and Boston. Renowned professional skaters – as well as CONS Skate Team members and friends of CONS alike – such as Eli Reed, Aaron Herrington, Don “Nuge” Nguyen, Quim Cardona, and Danny Montoya, will also be on-hand to work with designers and craftsmen in each city.

The anticipated follow-up to this summer’s “Building Skate Structures” and the most recent “Filming Skate Videos,” “Creative Recycling” is the third of five workshops in the CONS Project series, with two additional hands-on seminars slated to launch over the next year, culminating with an exhibition in Spring 2015. See below for workshop schedule.


CONS Project: New York – November 8
With Jason Podlaski and Pro Skater, Quim Cardona
Saturday, November 8 from 11am to 5pm
Fast Ashelys Studios / 95 North 10th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

CONS Project: Los Angeles – November 8
With Andy Vasquez and Pro Skater, Danny Montoya
Saturday, November 8 from 11am to 5pm
1542 Cahuenga Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

CONS Project: Boston – November 15
With Andy Vasquez and Pro Skaters, Eli Reed and Aaron Herrington
Saturday, November 15 from 11am to 5pm
Artists for Humanity / 100 West 2nd Street, Boston, MA 02127

CONS Project: Toronto – November 15`
With Jason Podlaski and Pro Skater, Don “Nuge” Nguyen
Saturday, November 15 from 11am to 5pm
358 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M6K 1Z8


For more Cons Project click here.