In the Studio Today... Environmental Art FUNraiser!

April 18 - May 5th, 2011 Earth Day Week

Beach Plastic Art: Pelican by 3rd Graders, originally uploaded by cproppe.
April and May are the busiest months ever with both Marin Arts, and my sons' end of year school projects all pending start and completion... This past two weeks, I managed to get over to visit Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang's studio, with the boys and dog in tow.
Aidan, checking out Beach Plastic treasures at Judith and Richard Lang's.
Boys LOVED the Langs old barn studio in West Marin, with the bags of old toothbrushes, bubble blower sticks and a tray of fishing lures collected from Kehoe Beach, Pt. Reyes National Seashore.

Judith and Richard have been collecting Beach Plastic there for 12 years, and have their work in SFMOMA right now. The prints they create from the collected trash inspired us to do this project with the kids for their yearly fundraiser that pays for the Arts in their public school district.

Blake, looking at recently collected, unsorted Beach Plastic.

40 third graders at Wade Thomas School participated in the project. Groups of 4 children picked a sea animal and arranged the plastic in the shape of that creature. The results are whimsical and priceless. Special thanks to Terri Baker, Fairfax Photographer, for her assistance with this project.  We have sold over $700. of notecards, all proceeds going to YES Foundation at  To view the 9 different sea animals the kids created, click here to visit the set on Flickr.

Art cards, designed by 3rd graders for their fundraiser.

Photographer, Terri Baker, hard at work... or play?

For more information on Beach Plastic, please read my previous post from February on the work of Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang.

1 comment:

C. Proppé said...

If you want to order notecards, they are $10. a set. Send me an email at The full amount will go to YES Foundation.