BAYarts wins 2nd place in duct tape parade

The BAYarts team walked in the Avon Heritage Duck Tape Parade on Saturday, June 14.

Aliens and duct tape? They go together better than you'd think. A group of young artists from BAYarts walked in The Avon Heritage Duck Tape Parade on Father's Day weekend, and successfully scored a second-place ranking.

This is only the second year that BAYarts has participated in the festival, and in the previous year they garnered the title of "Most Creative."

Students ages 8-14 from the Spring Duck Tape class at BAYarts worked diligently under the guidance of teacher Melissa Moon, adhering to the 2014 theme of "Out of this World!"

The BAYarts team had created three alien puppets, each with heads more than 2 feet across and capes (every good alien needs one!) that were 8 feet long.

"They made quite a presence at the parade," said Moon. And these aliens were devised with great care. Moon explained, "As they were designing the aliens, they didn't just think about the colors but really considered the personality of the different aliens. There was a lot of stock invested in them."

Before the parade, Moon said, "They were definitely anxious to get out there. It had been months of hard work. When we turned the first corner and heard the cheers, you could see their smiles. It was incredibly rewarding."

As you can see, with duct tape, the sky isn't the limit for your creativity. The BAYarts team proved that by going all the way into outer space.

Jessica Stockdale

Jessica Stockdale is a professional writer and a volunteer at BAYarts.

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Volume 6, Issue 13, Posted 9:19 AM, 06.24.2014