Neighbor Beth says:
Have you noticed the children’s artwork in window displays at Good Life Grocery?
That artwork was created by students right here in Bernal, at Paul Revere School. K and 1st grade students learned about the butterflies, bears, owls, trees and ferns of the redwood forest during this ten-week Pop-Up Habitat program. Each week they created a new redwood forest creature using previously discarded materials, such as old boxes, folders, coffee filters, corks and scrap paper. While discovering new ways to “up-cycle” these materials into art pieces, the students also learned how they can help protect this local ecosystem.
Green Art Workshop is homegrown right here in Bernal Heights, and founded in 2010. Paul Revere School was their first residency site back in 2011, and GAW continues to provide art programs each year. Elizabeth O’Connor (resident of Prospect Ave) and Susan Lynn Smith (resident of Bradford St) are Co-Founders/Co-Directors of GAW, and they are based right down the hill at everyone’s favorite creative reuse center, SCRAP. GAW heads up the classroom space and program development at SCRAP in addition to their mobile workshops.
Come meet Beth and Susan and the rest of the folks that make up the Green Art Workshop ecosystem for their Fall Happy Hour Fundraiser tomorrow November 20th from 4-6pm at El Rio. All bar proceeds will be donated to GAW, and GAW will be showcasing their Mix and Match Marionette making workshop.
PHOTO: Top, scene from the windows at Good Life, courtesy of Green Arts Workshop