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Children Help Parents "Break the Bag Habit" at Spring Break Camp

Original post made by Cooper, Barron Park, on Mar 14, 2008

From a City memo this week.

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 child’s achievements,
they can proudly tote their child’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.

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Posted by Heather
a resident of Gunn High School
on Mar 12, 2009 at 1:55 pm

I attended this camp for just about every year from when I was in kindergarten until eighth grade! It's a wonderful way for kids to build community and hone their social skills within a small group while expressing themselves creatively in a supportive environment. The teachers became like aunts and uncles to me, and I truly feel I learned a lot from them. With a variety of mediums, and plenty of different projects and teaching styles, it's hard for kids to get bored here. I highly recommend this camp as a worthy way of spending a fun, productive spring break.

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