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Art IS Education

Creating Solutions for the World We Share

Students across Alameda County are using visual, performing and culinary arts to help create solutions for the world we share. Browse through the examples below to gather ideas about how you can use your creativity to raise awareness, inspire environmental action, and transform trash to treasure.

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Students in Advanced Drama at Irvington High School in Fremont and Skyline High School in Oakland worked with the Circus Center to create waste reduction assembly performances for elementary and middle school students.  (More) (Even More)

The Wood Museum of History features dioramas highlighting an understanding of world history and world cultures.  This long standing project recently added a requirment encouraging students to make their displays from reused and recycleable materials. (More)

Alameda High's Songwriter's Club chose the theme word "Garbage" as the inspiration for writing Earth Day songs. Other students sold hand made cargo bags with hand painted designs to help reduce reliance on plastic bags. (More)
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Tennyson High School's X-Academy hosted an EarthDay event that featured a contest for painting recycling bins, a "trashion show" and the silkscreening out of style t-shirts to give them new life. (More)
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Students at Leadership Public School on Oakland's Castlemont Campus use landscape design and public art to create an urban farm to help promote peace and address the challenge of urban food deserts. (More)

American High School's Recycling Club teaches paper making and recycling workshops at Earth Day festivals, student leadership events and other community gatherings. (More)

Students at Nea Community Learning Center created stop motion animation to encourage recycling.  (More)

Mr. Tully's Scultpture 1 class investigated the creative reuse of cardboard in a project designed to teach ways that artists can use repeating foundational elements in the creation of their work. (More)
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Students from Kennedy High School in Fremont contributed digital art, culinary art, and fashion to the Fremont Earth Day Festival in 2010. (More)

Graphic Design students created custom bin labels that reflect the most commonly discarded items on campus (More)
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Students at Barack Obama Academy gave discarded bikes new life through their "scraper bike" redesign project. ยท(More)
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StopWaste.Org's Roberta Miller taught a creative reuse workshop at the Leadership and Environmental Action Forum for student leaders showing how to make found object mosaics.  (More)

Reuse the optics from a disposable camera to add macro, wide angle, and fish eye effects to cell phone cameras in order to promote new perspectives among students (More)