Classes & Workshops
May 20-24, 2013
Free Workshop: A Collaboration in Plastic
Workshop Photo
FREE; RCA Members Only


You'll spend the week collecting plastic along beaches and bays. Bring your camera, sketchbook, or notepad to document the fun as we go. Later in the week, we will meet back at the Art Center to sort through the findings and begin installing the show.

Don't miss a chance to spend an unforgettable week with our 2013 Artists-in-Residence! If you enjoy collage, photography, or just collaborating on a creative and fun project, sign up today!

Call 361.729.5519 or Email to sign up. The workshop is FREE to current Art Center Members.

General Schedule (subject to change):
Monday May 20: Orientation and travel to first collection site, TBD
Tuesday May 21: Skimmer Boat Ride to Wildlife Refuge/Saint Joe's Island
Wednesday May 22: Collect plastic on site/begin organizing installation
Thursday May 23: Organize and install show
Friday May 24: Organize and install show
Saturday May 25: Gallery Talk and Reception 4:30 - 7:00 pm

One Plastic Beach from Tess Thackara on Vimeo.


Since 1999 Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang have been visiting 1000 yards of Kehoe Beach in the Point Reyes National Sea Shore. We have rambled this one remote beach hundreds of times to gather plastic debris washing out of the Pacific Ocean. By carefully collecting and "curating" the bits of plastic, we fashion it into works of art— art that matter-of-factly shows, with minimal artifice, the material as it is. The viewer is often surprised that this colorful stuff is the thermoplastic junk of our throwaway culture. As we have deepened our practice we’ve found, like archeologists, that each bit of what we find opens into a pinpoint look at the whole of human culture. Each bit has a story to tell.

For more information on Judith Selby and Richard Lang, click the link below.
Seating is Limited. Please email Karen at or call to register today! (361) 729-5519