Newport Paper Arts Festival: "Upcycled Aluminum Cans"

presented by: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

Starts:Saturday, April 20, 2013  9:30 AMEnds:Saturday, April 20, 2013  4:30 PM

Workshop fees are based on the number of classes taken. See registration sheet in the Downloads area for details. Materials fees are listed in each class description. All workshops meet from 9:30 to 12:30 and 1:30 to 4:30. Registration is by postmark. Return your registration forms promptly. We will do our best to place you in the classes you request.


Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive
Newport, OR 97365 

Directions: Google Maps and other online mapping programs can have a problem directing you to the VAC. Here are the easiest directions to follow: heading north or south on Hwy. 101, turn west on NW 3rd St. Proceed straight down the hill. At the second stop sign, turn right. One short block later, turn left under Nye Beach archway. Proceed straight to Nye Beach turnaround and parking lot. The VAC is the large blue and gray building off the turnaround. To director offices and upper parking lot: turn west of Hwy. 101 at NW 3rd St. Head down hill. At second stop sign, continue straight 1.5 blocks, with the Sylvia Beach Hotel remaining on your left. The VAC administrative offices can be accessed through the smaller, upper parking lot.

Event Description:

The 18th annual Newport Paper Arts Festival offers 17 classes over the three days of April 19, 20 and 21, given by 13 instructors. 

"Upcycled Aluminum Cans"

Transform discarded aluminum cans into things of beauty. Create three different projects, each focusing on a different aspect of the recycled metal. Weave aluminum to fashion book covers for the journal we will make complete with a pull tab closure. Form pieces of can into flowers that can be made into earrings or hair clips then layer and texture pieces of the can to create an artistic pendant. 

Skill Level: All Levels; Class Limit: 16; Materials Fee: $10 

"Upcycled Aluminum Cans" is taught by Doris Arndt, who has shared her love of book binding, jewelry making and working with other media for over 15 years by teaching workshops and exhibiting throughout the country. Her non-traditional approach and innovative bindings have been published in magazines and in books. 

To register for this class, download the registration form. For more information, download the complete brochure, or contact  Newport Visual Arts Center Director Sally Houck, at 541-265-6569, or by email at

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