Students let their newly painted unfinished trash bins dry. Each bin with a unique design and/or pattern. (Nuri Broady)
Students let their newly painted unfinished trash bins dry. Each bin with a unique design and/or pattern.

Nuri Broady

Art students paint trashcans to boost creativity

November 6, 2019

Nuri Broady
“Spray paint is new to me, so it was fun to try something different,” junior Jude Marshall speaking of painting school trashcans.

On Tuesday, October 16th, GCAA’s trash bins came alive when seven of the school’s artists were hand-selected to decorate the school’s bins. The question is, why did they pick trash cans to paint? “There were two goals; The first goal was to get rid of the ugly, gray trash cans and make something dynamic, pretty, and fun. The second goal was as an incentive for art students to branch out and do something different than what they do in class,” art teacher, Liz LeSaulnier explained. 

This opportunity was a great way to get art students to think outside the box. “Spray paint is new to me, so it was fun to try something different. I wanted to branch out from my comfort zone in art. I thought it was a great opportunity and I’m glad I participated. I had enjoyed the experience, so I’ll be looking for similar opportunities in the future,” junior, Jude Marshall explained. Some students think that this opportunity should be open for all students at GCAA who like art.

Nuri Broady
“This was a great opportunity to get out and try something different at the school,” senior, Mya Stevens states on painting school trashcans.

“I enjoyed painting the trash cans very much and I signed up for this for the opportunity of creating art on usable objects, making interactive art. This was a great opportunity to get out and try something different at the school. I would like to see more opportunities such as this available to students of all pathways rather than just visual,” senior, Mya Stevens states. Many people at GCAA hope that many more artistic opportunities come to be!

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