2013-04-12 / Community

RWA Hosts Kids Art Workshop


Local kids making murals during the RWA recycled art workshop in the MoMA PS1 VW dome. Local kids making murals during the RWA recycled art workshop in the MoMA PS1 VW dome. More than 80 families and children came out to the MoMA PS1 VW Dome for a special, free, “Washed Ashore” art collage workshop hosted by Rockaway Waterfront Alliance and led by RWA educator, Keneisha Turner, on Wednesday, March 27th.

Children created colorful murals constructed from debris collected from Rockaway’s beaches. They also learned about the importance of preserving the shoreline and keeping it free of trash.

The “Washed Ashore” project was created last summer through a collaboration with RWA’s summer program and the Rockaway Beach Surf Club.

Students created large scale murals using shoreline debris. The finished panels were literally “washed ashore” themselves during Sandy. They were later found and restored.

On Sunday, March 10th, students attended a special “Washed Ashore” exhibition opening at the Queens Museum of Art. The murals they created were showcased in the New York City Panorama hall of the museum throughout the month of March.


Students showing off their final pieces of recycled art Students showing off their final pieces of recycled art In a media release, RWA offered their special thanks to Tom Finkelpearl, Director of the Queens Museum of Art and his team, “for helping to raise awareness of the problems with pollution both off and on our shores.”



RWA student Joshua Ogogo stands in front of his mural at the QMA exhibition. RWA student Joshua Ogogo stands in front of his mural at the QMA exhibition.

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