Today, Maria Sykes (Epicenter Designer & Strategist) and Lindsay Toman (PACT Co-Manager) went to Green River High School’s two art classes to teach screen printing basics. The students drew their designs, explored figure vs. ground, and learned about the materials used in and the process of traditional screen printing. Due to time and money constraints we were unable for each student to burn a design onto a screen. Instead, the students drew and cut their designs out of parchment paper (it’s kind of like a heavy or fancy wax paper). On Monday and Tuesday, the students will place their designs on the screens and screen print their designs onto t-shirts! Stay tuned for photos of the final shirts next week… This first screen printing class is part of a new initiative at PACT (the Epicenter & Community Center branches, most specifically) to better focus on teens in Green River. Current and recent high school students who may struggle in math and science, for example, do not have an adequate or concentrated opportunity to develop their artistic skills; this marginalization may in fact cause students to not see their own potential in developing their future options. We want to to nurture these natural gifts into expressive and self-affirming talents. The nearest artist development programs are sixty miles away, in Moab or Price, or over 100 miles to Grand Junction and the Wasatch Front. However, the distance to these programs prevents most students from participating. So, by teaching classes at the high school we’re able to encourage teens to turn natural talent or a hobby into lifetime career in design or art, and maybe even learn how to apply “design thinking” to other fields such as science or math. In the future, we’re even planning to have an internship program at Epicenter for local Green River young adults and hold more workshops for all ages!!!
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RAP Totes Galore
Well, we obviously ran out of Rural And Proud tote bags due to our being feature twice in Country Living Magazine. But, don’t worry! Jack, Chris, and Joey printed 100 more this weekend!!! Hooray!!!
FYI: We’ve raised over $700 in R&P sales in the past month.
Limited Edition Women’s Melon Shack Tee
Design: by Miles Mattison
Details: Green River, Utah highlights—- missile, melons, swamp cooler, and propane tank!
Shirt: Alternative Apparel
Price: $16.00 (+S/H)
Buy one today for your mom, sister, girlfriend, cousin right now!!! If you by one today or tomorrow we’ll throw in some special extras. There are only four left and we’ll sell them all before Christmas.
There are only seven left, and the first batch went fast. So, hurry! People are ordering 2 or 3 at once, so don’t think you can wait a day.
Also, just to restate how great these bags are: These bags are totes awesome 100% cotton canvas, 14.5” wide, 16” tall, and weigh 6 oz. And, of course, we screen printed them in house. They’re big and strong! We fit a large wallet, an iPhone, a box of Cafe de Monde beignet mix, a can of Cafe du Monde chicory coffee, a box of confectioners sugar, the entire Nightmare on Elm Street dvd collection (8 dvd box-set), a bottle of Two Buck Chuck, and a handful of cilantro… and there was still room!
RURAL AND PROUD tote bags now for sale!
Buy one here. All the money goes to Epicenter, of course.
Finally, a perfect reusable tote for your trip to the local farmer’s market or grocer! Each bag has been proudly hand screen printed in our own rural town of Green River by us!
NOW AVAILABLE AS A REUSABLE GROCERY TOTE BAG!
Oh, yes we did. Now you can boast your rural pride at your local farmers’ market!!!
These bags are totes awesome 100% cotton canvas, 14.5” wide, 16” tall, and weigh 6 oz. And, of course, we screen printed them in house. They’re big and strong! We fit a large wallet, an iPhone, a box of Cafe de Monde beignet mix, a can of Cafe du Monde chicory coffee, a box of confectioners sugar, the entire Nightmare on Elm Street dvd collection (8 dvd box-set), a bottle of Two Buck Chuck, and a handful of cilantro… and there was still room!
We’ll be giving these bags away at the Moab Farmers’ Market tomorrow to anyone who donates $15 or more. The market takes place at Swanny City Park (100 West and Park Drive in Moab, Utah) from 8am-noon.
The bags we have left over from the Moab Farmers’ Market we put up for sale at our Etsy store. So, stay tuned because they’ll go fast! If you just have have have to have one right now and your heart would break if we run out before you get one, email us right now and we’ll work out a deal.
Thanks again to Nicole Lavelle for the RURAL AND PROUD design.