The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents the spring session of Art Fridays, the popular youth arts program put on through the Newport Visual Arts Center. This spring though, the program has gone remote, with parents picking up materials and instructions, and students returning their creative works, from a distance.
In this collaborative offsite learning project, “Nye Beach Banners – Creating Mosaics and Quilts,” students receive parts of banners that then become works of public art. Each student takes their banner tiles and paints both sides – one side has lines to be painted around and the other side has a theme that can be freely interpreted. The number of tiles per student will depend on the number of students participating.
When the different student pieces are brought together to form a complete banner, one side will resemble a mosaic and the other side will feel like a quilt. The group banners will then hang on light poles throughout Newport’s historic Nye Beach neighborhood (summer through fall).
In addition to the banner tiles, each student will receive a mini banner to decorate and keep for their own. Students are also provided a brush and assorted acrylic paints.
The Nye Beach Banners project is presented in collaboration with the Nye Beach Banner Project and the Nye Beach Merchants Association.
The project is geared toward 2nd to 8th graders (7-13 years of age) or as a family activity. No-contact project pick-up and drop off will take place from the Newport Visual Arts Center (777 NW Beach Drive) via appointment. Donations are requested – suggested $15 per student. Banner pieces are due back to the VAC by June 5.
To register or for more information contact Sara Siggelkow, OCCA Arts Learning Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-574-3364.