“ONE ISLAND IS A UNIVERSITY-BASED RESEARCH PROGRAM THAT INVESTIGATES METHODS FOR CREATING ART AND ARCHITECTURE FROM COMMON SOLID WASTE MATERIALS CREATED BY THE GLOBAL CONSUMER SOCIETY. THESE ACTIVITIES FOCUS ON THE REUSE OF PLASTICS. ALONG WITH THE LABORS OF ART, INNOVATION, AND INEVITABLY ENGINEERING, ONE ISLAND PURSUES ENHANCEMENT OF THE STUDENTS’ SKILLS OF LEADERSHIP, TOLERANCE, COLLABORATION, AND CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING. ”
————— ONE ISLAND, IUP
Because of my creative success in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s 3D Design Course, my professor encouraged me to join the One Island Program where we held multiple workshops with students of all ages to broaden their idea of recycled art. I also had the opportunity to study abroad with the program to the Bahamas to create an installation at the UNEXSO Gallery, Freeport Bahamas.
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An One Island Organization event that taught students how to recycle plastics by making art out of it.
During my study abroad program in Freeport, Bahamas, we held a workshop to the locals on how to create artwork out of Plastic. Most of the plastic was actually found and recycled off of the beaches.
In the summer of 2012, I was enrolled in a study abroad program where we collected plastic off of the local beaches and created a sculpture out of it that is now being exhibited in the UNEXSO Diving Museum.
Members of One Island have visited the Norwin School District multiple times for plastic workshops. Four of our members were alumni of the district so it made setting up workshops very easy. The school was very interested in what we were doing with plastic. I visited during their March Arts Month as well as during Spring Break […]