2015 North Shore project

OCEAN AWARENESS ART PROGRAM - EMPLOYING ART TO EDUCATE YOUTH AND FOSTER ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM

The Abel Arts Collective is partnering with environmental nonprofits Sustainable Coastlines HI and PangeaSeed to create an art & environmental curriculum for a group of local North Shore Elementary kids. Led by local art teacher Laura Couto, we will engage a group of kids in an after school group for 8 weeks, fostering activism and encouraging expression of environmental issues through a series of art-focused lessons. The culmination of the project will be an art show where the kids present their own works of art inspired by the environment. 

We created a workbook focusing on the issues to supplement the classes, guest speakers, and art activities. Here's a sneak peak of the book: 

FUNDRAISING

We're fundraising to cover the cost of curriculum development and implementation and for the continued support of our amazing local partners, who work tirelessly to save our planet's oceans, beaches, animals, and coastal environments. 

We have an amazing group of artists who are donating proceeds from the sale of their prints in our SHOP and additional artwork that will be available at our May event. 

shop & Give here 

PARTNER ARTISTS 

  Erik Abel     Artist, Surfer, Co-founder of the Abel Arts Collective living in Ventura, CA.   abelarts.com   

Erik Abel 

Artist, Surfer, Co-founder of the Abel Arts Collective living in Ventura, CA. abelarts.com 

  Brett Kirkpatrick    Artist, Surfer, Producer, Cinematographer living in Ventura, CA.  brettkirkpatrick.com  

Brett Kirkpatrick 

Artist, Surfer, Producer, Cinematographer living in Ventura, CA. brettkirkpatrick.com 

  Colleen Wilcox    Artist inspired by her deep love of Hawaii, surfing, and natural surroundings, living in Honolulu, Hawaii.  colleenwilcoxart.com  

Colleen Wilcox 

Artist inspired by her deep love of Hawaii, surfing, and natural surroundings, living in Honolulu, Hawaii. colleenwilcoxart.com