CARTM Announces 2011 Trash Art Workshops

Katya Welding
Katya biesanz displays her metal sculpture created in the 2010 cArTM Welding Workshop. Photo: Cathy Silver.

Every year hundreds of people attend CARTM’s big Trash Bash and always enjoy the focal point of that event—the Trash Art Show. The show inspires wonderment, delight and ways to repurpose recycled materials into works of art. When visiting that unique art show, people will often say, “next year I’m going to make a piece for the show!” Let this be your year to do just that.

CARTM makes it easy to explore your inner trash artist and make something to hang in the 2011 show. A wide variety of Trash Art workshops are being offered to spark your creativity.

From welding to mosaics, from “trashion” to pop art, choose your favorite medium or attend them all. The workshops are held in different locations and the fees vary. Let 2011 be your year to make some art to hang in the 13th annual Trash Art Show. For more information or to register, call CARTM, 503-368-7764.

Mosaic Workshop, April 9, 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.—For beginners or experienced mosaicists. Learn techniques, tricks and tips from instructor April Petersen. Venue: NCRD Kitchen, 9th Street in Nehalem; Tuition: $50 plus $7 materials fee.

“Pop Art” Workshop, April 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.—Learn how to turn aluminum pop and beer cans into whimsical, colorful works of art using a grid system and proven attachment techniques. Instructor, Patty Thurlby; Venue: NCRD Kitchen, 9th Street in Nehalem; Tuition $30 plus $12 materials fee.

“Trashion” Workshop, April 16-17, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.— Call for “trashionistas”! Sign up to walk the runway at Trash Bash! We’ll help you make your Trashion outfit at this fun workshop. Instructors, Kathleen Ryan and Aina Tonjes; Venue: Hoffman Center, Laneda Avenue in Manzanita; Free. Make a “trashionable” outfit for Trash Bash Trashion Show and strut your stuff on the runway or use the workshop to make a fabulous and fun outfit to wear for the event.

Scavenger Collage, April 30, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.—Learn to select a theme and make a collage from found objects. Once you know the building blocks of collage there are no limits to what you can create. Instructor, Patty Thurlby; Venue: NCRD Kitchen, 9th Street in Nehalem; Tuition $30 plus $15 materials fee.

To reserve your place in one or all of these workshops, visit CARTM during open hours or call 503-368-7764.