Briefly In Education

July 21, 2011
  • Sawdust's "Save the Bugs!" contest art project.
Sawdust's "Save the Bugs!" contest… (Courtesy Cynthia…)

Green Day at Sawdust Art Festival

The Sawdust Art Festival is hosting its fourth annual Green Day from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The event includes environmentally aware activities like the Wyland Foundation mural project, where people of all ages can paint marine life on a 5-foot by 10-foot mural. The Wyland Foundation supports ocean conservation.

"Save the Bugs!" lets children create an insect out of recycled materials, such as egg crates and bottle caps. They can submit their critter to the "Best Bug" contest. It's open to children 6 and older.

Sawdust artist Michelle Hutchinson will lead a class on recyclable art projects. She'll be showing how to make art from everyday objects. Carmen Flores-Tanis will teach a class on making cardboard jewelry. Both classes are for children 6 and older.

The Laguna Beach Garden Club is also hosting a garden exchange for plant lovers who would like to diversify their gardens. The club is donating drought-resitant succulents.


For more information, call (949) 494-3030 or visit


Casey's Cupcakes contest on now

Casey's Cupcakes is hosting a coloring contest for kids. The winner will get a "Decorate Your Own Cupcake" party with owner and "Cupcake Wars" winner Casey Reinhardt.

Six winners will be chosen from different age groups. All kids have to do is color one of the three different drawings and submit it at the Laguna Beach location, 303 Broadway.

The drawings can be downloaded at or picked up at the shop. The contest is open to anyone younger than 17. The contest runs until July 31, and the winners will be announced shortly after on Casey's Cupcakes website and Facebook page.

For more information, call (949) 715 8245.


Sports camp is at Cho's Academy

Cho's Academy hosts its Sports Summer Camp from Monday to July 29.

Kids will get to camp at San Onofre State Beach, take tae kwon do lessons and spend a day skimboarding at the beach. Other fun activities include volleyball, hiking, wrestling and yoga.

For more information, contact Cho's Academy at (949) 281-7517.

—Compiled by Joanna Clay

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