The “Trash Monster” Workshop we did with Cheryl was a great opportunity for EcoReps to unwind and showcase their creativity all while promoting the message of sustainability. We made about 3 or 4 monsters from landfill-designated items such as old cardboard boxes, chip bags, coffee cups, plastic bags, and other various plastics, and we plan to use them as educational pieces in our upcoming Single-Use-Scaries event on Oct. 24th. Our event highlights the miscellaneous plastics that can no longer be recycled on campus and how to up-cycle them, so this workshop fit in with our program’s messaging perfectly! EcoReps who attended the workshop really enjoyed themselves and recommend it to any student who wants to get creative! We are also partnering with Cheryl for our Earth Hour event in the spring, so we look forward to creating some really great, meaningful art with her in the future!
IllumiNATION sponsors workshops available to all students and aims to use the art of illuminated objects to connect students across cultures, spark conversations about sustainability, and celebrate the arts as a catalyst for unity and responsible citizenship.
The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State held its first puppet creation workshop in the HUB-Robeson Center on June 27, where students were given the opportunity to help design giant, illuminated puppets made out of reused materials like bamboo, pool noodles and linen. These puppets will be showcased in the IllumiNATION parade, set for March 28, 2020.