Some See Trash, Others See Art

Students and teachers in grades 4-6 are invited to participate in RethinkWaste's annual "Trash to Art" contest in which 90 percent of the materials used are found at home, school or in everyday life.

Trash to Art project    Photo: Joan Dentler
Trash to Art project Photo: Joan Dentler
[Editor's note: The following information received by Patch from RethinkWaste, and is reprinted here.]

RethinkWaste is inviting students and teachers to get creative and give trash a new meaning through its second annual “Trash to Art” Contest. The contest is open to all 4th through 6th grade classes in the RethinkWaste service area. 

“It was incredible to see the pieces that were created by students last year. We had 12 classes participate and we hope to have even more this year,” said RethinkWaste Environmental Education Coordinator Faustina Mututa.

The art pieces must be made as a class effort, and 90 percent of the art must be made from materials collected at home, school and everyday life.
Click on the photos above for previous "Trash to Art" entries.

All mediums of artwork are encouraged, including sculptures, collages and murals, among others. 

Artwork must be submitted by 5 pm on March 21, 2014 to the Environmental Education Center at the Shoreway Environmental Center, 333 Shoreway Road, San Carlos.

Winning art pieces will be announced on April 4, 2014 and recognized at the RethinkWaste Earth Day event on April 12, 2014. Art pieces will also be displayed at the Environmental Education Center as part of an educational exhibit.

Prizes will be awarded to a class, not individually.

Last year’s winners included classes from Audubon School in Foster City, Fiesta Gardens International School in San Mateo and St. Charles School in San Carlos. For complete contest rules and entry form, visit www.RethinkWaste.org or send an email to tours@rethinkwaste.org. 


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