By Published On: January 3rd, 2022Categories: Don't Miss Event, Events

“Found Art: Recycled Plastic Sculpture” classes at Conway Public Library beginning February 10

This winter, artist Kristy Foster Carbone and Green Mountain Conservation Group (GMCG) will be hosting an art class and scientific exploration opportunity for kids focused on plastic. The class will be held in the Conway Public Library multipurpose room every other Thursday from 3:30-4:30 pm. The program is part of GMCG’s Less Plastic Initiative, which expanded in 2021 thanks to two grants by the Dorr Foundation and NH Moose Plate Conservation Grant Fund. This past year, GMCG piloted microplastics research and educational programs across the Ossipee Watershed with local camps and schools and compiled a guide on plastic education including lesson plans and projects for grades K-12 to be used by educators.

In the “Found Art: Recycled Plastic Sculpture” program, students will design and build unique mixed media creatures using recycled plastic materials and other bits and pieces of the “unimportant” fragments we find in our daily lives. Some examples of subjects to work from for creatures are animals, birds, trees, people, houses or cars. The finished artwork will be hung in the teen section of the library for the public to view.

Green Mountain Conservation Group will be leading activities centered around the impact of single use plastics on the environment as part of the Less Plastic Initiative. Activities include using microscopes to view microplastics and analyzing how much plastic is used in day to day life through science activities and experiments.

The class will meet every other week starting on February 10, and is limited to 15 students. To register for the class, contact GMCG at education2@gmcg.org.

Students do not have to participate in all of the sessions and are welcome to sign up for just one or several dates.
Thursday, February 10, 2022 – 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, February 24, 2022 – 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, March 10, 2022 – 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, March 24, 2022 – 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, April 7, 2022 – 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, April 21, 2022 – 3:30pm to 4:30pm