Haystack Rock Awareness Program and Cannon Beach Arts Association Presents: The Ripple Effect-Plastic Marine Debris Mandalas with Artist Shelby Silver
Date: Saturday May 4th 2019
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm (includes a 1 hr lunch break and plenty of wiggle breaks)
Location: Offsite Classroom at the Cannon Beach City Hall Chamber Room163 E Gower, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
This class is kid friendly for ages 8+Parent/ guardian must attend class with students under age 18. Register now. Class space is limited. We recommend booking ahead of time. Class may be canceled in the event of low sign up.
The Haystack Rock Awareness Program and the Cannon Beach Arts Association invite you to join Shelby Silver, artist and instructor for the Ripple Effect, a workshop designed to demonstrate the environmental impact of marine plastics on our oceans to a young audience, that provides immediate and direct ability to make a difference as young stewards of a planet children will one day inherit.
For years’ plastic, has been making its way to the oceans via our waterways and purposeful and accidental dumping. Each little piece having a major consequence and you can make a difference at any age.
Come join us in a special adventure in the classroom and to the ocean to free the sea from plastic marine debris, and create beautiful plastic marine debris mandalas-a sacred circle, using colorful found beach plastic right fromt the sands of Haystack Rock. Students will get to take home a completed recycled art pecie ready to hang as a reminder that: "Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far reaching effects." ~ Dalai Lama.
What to expect in class:
1) Shelby will share her special hand illustrated education art cards to get studebts excited about the ocean, its creatures and all the magic of the sea.
2) Meeting the sea: We will spend part of class heading down to the beach near Haystack Rock, just a 2 block walk from our classroom space.
3) Free the Sea: We will spend time washing and drying our found plastic treasures, learrning and sorting plastics by shapes, sizes and colors. Students will then select materials to create their own special circle-Mandala art creation using the beach plastic from their morning beach hunt.
Not only will you get to take your special creation home with you as a special reminder of your time creating, you will also have contributed as a change maker for ocean stewardship.
Student Notes: Participants 18 years and younger must have a parent or guardian acompany them to the workshop. Parents and gaurdians please choose to come as either: 1)observer or 2) participant.
If you will be creating your own art peice alongside your child, please regsiter for a ticket for yourself AND your child, under age 18. Observer gaurdians are welcome in class free of charge. A packed lunch is encouraged as class will include a 1 hr lunch break and plenty of snacks and wiggle breaks as well.
All artistic levels welcome in class, beginner +All materials will be provided for class use. This new series is made possible due to grant assistance from the OCVA, Oregon Coast Visitors Association.
I am an Environmental Artist and part owner of Salt of Earth and Sea Studio. I am eager to work with a community driven organization with interests in outdoor activity enrichment and education. It is my goal to be of inspiration to children by teaching land and sea stewardship, art, and creativity fostered by nature immersion.
I offer an all-inclusive learning atmosphere and genuine passion for helping promote a healthier planet we can all enjoy. Since childhood I felt a strong connection to the earth, and the sea. I felt that there was something it was trying to tell me, and each daywould listen more carefully than the last as to what I could hear they were trying to say. I felt loved and comforted being outdoors, touching the sand of the beach with my feet, and the soil of the earth with my hands, set my heart alight. I knew after years of listening that the earth and ocean were asking me to protect it. The earth, alive, was showing me the deep power it has to heal us in all aspects. And of the great power that it holds to teach us about relationships between all living beings, most importantly ours in connection with the world around us.
In order to protect and preserve, we must find value. We must connect and relate, because remembering our connection is remembering our responsibility to earth, sea, and all living beings. This is why I have chosen a path as an Environmental Artist.
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*Cancellation Policy: You may cancel your workshop registration no less than 4 days prior to event date for a 100% refund. 3 to 4 days prior cancellation you may request a 50% refund. If you have to cancel after this period, a refund cannot be offered. Your registration fee is committed to class costs, and will not be refundable following the cancellation deadline.
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A: You can register and enter payment at any time online at our website or by calling our Gallery during business hours Wednesdays -Sundays 10am to 4pm at (503) 436-0744. You can register in person at Cannon Beach Arts Gallery located at 1064 S. Hemlock in Cannon Beach, OR. If you are interested in a class you are strongly encouraged to register in advance so as to not cancel a workshop based on low attendance. Workshops need a minimum of four students to run. If a workshop is cancelled, all registered participants will be notified. Where can I find out about new workshops?
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A: We know things can come up here on the coast as you plan for your workshop. You may cancel your workshop registration no less than 4 days prior to event date for a 100% refund. 3 to 4 days prior cancellation you may request a 50% refund. If you have to cancel after this period, a refund cannot be offered. Our local art instructors plan and prepare art experiences and materials ahead of time based on confirmed class members.
To cancel a workshop email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Cancel: (date of workshop) (workshop name) (date of cancellation). Please include your phone number. How can I teach a workshop at CBAA?
A: We are so excited that you would like to teach at our non-profit and we would love to have you. We strongly encourage local Pacific Northwest, Coastal and Oregon region artists to contact us with art class ideas and proposals. We are currently looking to fill late Summer, Fall and Winter Saturday workshops. Please email our Arts Education Director at email@example.com with your class idea and contact info. Does CBAA offer private workshop events?
A: Absolutely. Cannon Beach is a beautiful artistic town with plenty of charm right on the Pacific Ocean surrounded by lush forest and mountain views. Cannon Beach Arts Association would love to help you create an artistic experience for your visit. Let us know how we can host your group, family, or friends for a day or more of special-making. Please contact our Arts Education Director with your inquiry.