Mr. Dukes and his Alaska Youth for Environmental Awaresness club had hope that by teaming up with Art Club we could host this Spring's big annual AYEA fund-raiser, Trashing Fashion. This event calls for wearable designs made from used and recycled material - If it would otherwise have gone into the landfill, it can become part of the outfit! The freshly acquired items allowed to go into the work are adhesives, fasteners, paint, and no more than one trash bag. It's a great challenge, and always brings out the best in resourceful, creative JDHS artists!
Unfortunately, as the date we set drew near, it became apparent not enough people were able to fully commit to all the organizational and staging skills required to put on this big event, so, it was cancelled.
BUT, some clever Art Club students DID pull this lovely dress together in time for the
School Pep Assembly last Wednesday!
Hal Turman started it by fan-folding and hot glueing some of the beautiful translucent blue vellum together into a skirt. This paper was donated to our Art Program by local architects and engineers, since everyone works digitally now. It's good for some things, but regular drawing paper is better for most of the projects we do in Ridgway's classes. Jade Ruiz, Vicky Perez, Laurie Balstad, Raven Ward, and other Art Club students picked up the cause to see it completed! What good fortune that a local gift shop manager stopped by on his way to the dump with a couple of boxes of Chritmas ornaments they couldn't sell or store! glittery white poinsettas added that perfect sparkly touch. Thank you Katie Baccman for modeling it for us - We used it to draw awareness and support for our Art Fest team headed to compete in Wragnell this Spring!