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Oneill Plart

Due to the corona virus, this class has been cancelled.

Date: April 18.

Frustrated by the amount of single-use, post-consumer plastic bags, and packaging that streams through your life? Now you can turn it into art. This class will give you the basics of PL*ART, plastic art. You will learn how to fuse layers of plastic to transform everyday recycling into something beautiful. There will be demonstrations, and you will learn the best plastic bags and packaging to use, and which to stay away from. You will learn to make the basic material from which all PL*ART art is created.

Mary O’Neill is a former creative advertising copywriter and voice-over talent by trade and part-time student of the arts for fun, taking classes at Cranbrook Academy of Art and the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center. Frustrated by the amount of plastic resulting from running a tiny retail shop, Mary came up with the idea for PL*ART in 2009. She won the 2018 Suttons Bay Art Festival poster contest and awarded an Honorable Mention at the 2017 Petoskey Art in the Park. Most recently, her work featured in a solo show at the Center Gallery in Glen Arbor and the Glen Arbor Arts Center Lobby Gallery. Her work found at the Michigan Artists Gallery in Traverse City or by appointment.

April 18, 9:30am-12:30pm

There is no material charge. However, students who wish to make their basic PL*ART piece need to bring the following:

An everyday iron

A paperback book

A roll of parchment paper


As much plastic as they can gather (the more, the better!). For example, bags that newspapers are delivered in; grocery bags; shopping bags; vegetable bags; diaper packaging; bubble wrap; etc. Start hoarding it now. Make Art! Not Landfills!

Refunds: Requests for cancellation at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of class will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee). NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than seven (7) days in advance of the day of the class.

Minimum Enrollment: Glen Arbor Arts Center Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class or multi-day, sequential-day workshop that does not meet its minimum student enrollment prior to the first class session (30 days prior for multi-day workshops). If a class is cancelled by GAAC for lack of enrollment, GAAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid (Cash payments will be refunded by check). Please be aware that GAAC is not responsible for losses incurred due to housing, travel or other arrangements.


April 18, 2020
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Glen Arbor Arts Center
6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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Mary O’Neill

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