Children Help Parents "Break the Bag Habit" at Spring Break Camp
Original post made by Cooper, Barron Park, on Mar 14, 2008
Young artists, in grades 1-8, will create works of usable art during the
Spring Break Art Studio Camp from March 24 to March 28. The children will
screen, paint, draw, marble− whatever they dream up− to create unique
designs for reusable shopping bags. Now in addition to Palo Alto parents
donning a bumper sticker on their car touting their childâ€™s achievements,
they can proudly tote their childâ€™s work of art to the store every time they
shop. Show the community that you are not only a proud parent but are
actively protecting the environment for your child too. A reusable shopping
bag replaces thousands of disposable bags eliminating litter and waste in the
The art camp will also feature trash-to-treasure art projects using discarded
materials from the Palo Alto Recycling Center as the basic ingredients.
Young artists will be challenged to create works of art from paper,
cardboard, wire, bottles, small appliances and more. Working artists serve
as art teachers for the Camp.
Spring Break Art Studios Camp, held at Barron Park Elementary School, is
collaboration between the City of Palo Alto Public Works Recycling Program
and Palo Alto Parents and Professionals for Art (PAPPA). It is co-sponsored
by the Palo Alto Council of PTAs. The Camp starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 4
p.m., March 24-28, 2008. For more information or to register for the Camp,
contact PAPPA at (650) 493-7282.
Short story writers wanted!
The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.