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Workshop Description: The Haystack Rock Awareness Program and the Cannon Beach Arts Association invite you to join Mary Bess Gloria, artist, educator and former CBAA Summer Art Camp Director who will lead you through an exciting creative recycled beach plastic assemblage class using colorful and eclectic recycled beach plastic found directly from the sands at Haystack Rock, our town’s iconic monolith. An assemblage is a work of art made by grouping found or unrelated objects. Students will get to do just that by collect plastic debris down at the local beach to create an artwork of floral or plant-life inspired design using their collected refuse.
Flower petals, leaves, and stems are easily constructed using plastic pieces commonly found on Oregon beaches, illustrating the cycle of nature and the detrimental effects of plastics on the natural world. Not only will you get to take your special creation home with you as a special reminder of your time creating, you will also have contributed as a change maker for ocean stewardship!
This is a kid friendly class for ages 8+ All artistic levels welcome in class, beginner + All materials will be provided for class use.
This new series is made possible due to grant assistance from the OCVA, Oregon Coast Visitors Association.
Dr. Mary Bess Gloria , ND
Mary Bess Gloria is an artist specializing in recycled mixed media, a yoga instructor and naturopathic physician with interests in movement and visual arts. She is currently in private practice at Astoria Integrative Family Medicine, where she sees pediatric through geriatric populations.
Mary Bess has joined CBAA in the past as Art Camp Director 2014-2017 working with children and families. She is an active volunteer in the community as a board member for the Providence Seaside Hospital Foundation. She has a passion for the therapeutic benefits of creative engagement and has dedicated many hours to supporting the arts in her community.
Additional Questions? Contact CBAA Arts Education Director at firstname.lastname@example.org / (971) 361-9308