Green Festival Exhibitors

New York 2012 Categories

Exhibitors are companies that have have passed the Green America screening process for leadership in social and environmental responsibility and have earned the Green America Seal of Approval for their commitment. Focused on business as a tool for positive change, these values-driven, green business leaders are committed to sustainable practices. To learn more about the screening process, click here.

The FunArt Bus, our Mobile EcoCraft Art Studio

www.yougottahaveart.org

The FunArt Bus! In a word, it's FAB!

Weʼve taken our studio on the road by converting an old school bus into a traveling art studio. Our goal is to spread the love of art and our environment, by encouraging kids to do eco-friendly crafts. We show how we can take everyday items we find around the house – toilet paper rolls, egg cartons, tin cans – and turn these ordinary items into unique artwork.

We are devoted to promoting creativity and self-expression, and dedicated to raising awareness about our environment. The kids hop on the bus and quickly turn on their imaginations with a wide assortment of "trash" that will become their new-found treasures.

Laurie has taught hundreds of kids in the ten-plus years sheʼs been teaching art classes in her studio. To Laurie, it's all about promoting self-expression and self-confidence in children – and pride. She has a natural ability to look at things differently and create incredible artwork out of "nothing". She calls her approach "fun art" (as opposed to "fine art"), a roll-up-your-sleeves, messy kind of art kids love. The emphasis is on fun and the creative process.

Known for her easy-going nature, infectious laugh, and can-do spirit, Laurie is excited about this new adventure. This inspired eco-minded gal, along with her brother Rich, looks forward to coming to your neighborhood and sharing her passion and enthusiasm, while spreading her love for art and the environment. In a word, itʼs FAB (Fun Art Bus)!