The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents a spring Art-to-Go kit for distance-learning for youth and families throughout Lincoln County. In this engaging offsite learning activity, students create tiles of canvas banners that become works of public art that will hang in Newport’s Nye Beach arts district. Each participating student receives a banner section and paints both sides–one side has an outline to be painted along and the other side has a theme that can be freely interpreted. When brought together, the different students’ works resemble a mosaic on one side and a quilt on the other side. The group banners will then be open to public viewing on light poles throughout Nye Beach (summer through fall).
The Art-to-Go kits, designed for children 6-18 or families, promote creative, project-based learning opportunities and include written instructions and all required materials: One banner tile, 6 acrylic paint colors, a paint brush and a mini-banner for students to paint and keep.
Art-to-Go kits can be picked up at the Newport Visual Arts Center (777 NW Beach Dr.) Wednesday-Saturday from noon-4pm, or by appointment, at the VAC’s main entrance off the Nye Beach turnaround.
There are two different kits – based on the size of the banner pieces. The 1/2 banner is aimed at children 12 and older. The 1/3 banner is aimed at children 11 and under. Both are appropriate as a family activity.
Banner pieces must be returned to the VAC no later than May 14, 2022.