Learn about the process of turning trash into public art from students in the JanPlan class Trash to Art: Upcycled Sculptural Installation, taught by Kim Bernard.
In this class, students work as a creative and collaborative team to transform plastic trash into an upcycled public sculpture to be installed temporarily on the Colby campus. The student cohort will collectively determine an environmental concern they wish to call attention to, research that topic and use their findings to inform their sculpture. After a big plastic collection campaign students will clean, shred and extrude #2 plastic milk, water and juice jugs into a colorful plastic sculpture that will raise environmental awareness. They will also create supplemental educational information for the viewing public. The projects focus will be to inspire and raise awareness about the importance of preserving our precious natural resources through creativity, community engagement, and environmental awareness.
Contact Colby Arts Office Program Manager Tyler French at [email protected] if you have any questions.