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About Art FORM
Art FORM’s goal is to help students and community members integrate Found Objects and Recycled Materials (FORM) – objects otherwise destined for San Diego landfills – into functional and creative art projects. We accomplish this through four main programs: arts education workshops for Title I school classrooms and Girl Scout Troops (our primary focus); a storefront providing cleaned, recycled, reclaimed objects to teachers, students and artists at little to no cost; educational outreach activities such as free art projects at street fairs, festivals, and other community events, and, finally, creative reuse training for teachers and leaders from organizations such as the San Diego Zoo and Girl Scouts. As San Diego’s only creative re-use arts education organization, Art FORM provides unique opportunities for underserved students and the San Diego community to engage in arts education with recycled materials; develop ingenuity and problem-solving skills, and gain life-long environmental awareness. With art programs continuing to suffer cuts, underserved youth have little/no access to arts education – an important source of creativity and problem-solving skills. Art FORM’s programs help students and community members develop ingenuity, creative problem-solving and confidence through art while spreading vital information about how people impact the environment and how to ensure that impact is a positive one. Our program supports class curriculum by providing general art/reuse lessons that integrate challenging subjects like math and science – we put the "A" in STEM/STEAM. Despite recycling efforts, landfill space is shrinking, forcing communities to seek alternatives. In two years, Art FORM has diverted over two tons of hazardous art supplies like paint and glue plus several tons of reusable scrap materials like fabric, cork, bottle tops, popsicle sticks, yarn and much more. This reduces San Diego’s footprint and expenses ($1.50/pound minimum for transport to landfills). Art FORM collects and cleans donations of recycled material for workshops, community lessons and its storefront, which offers supplies at little/no cost to teachers, non-profits and community members, increasing the frequency and sustainability of their own art and craft projects. All of Art FORM’s efforts divert items from landfills into underfunded arts programs and encourage life-long conservation habits and promotes awareness of the environmental impact of individuals' daily activities. Art FORM is working to create a more sustainable future for San Diego and beyond.
3316 Adams Ave. Suite B, San Diego, CA 92116
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