Binding Two In One

Art and Reuse Club host notebook-making event

Krystal Lai

Staff Writer

American High School’s Art and Reuse Clubs held a joint notebook-making event on March 27, 2015, coordinated by seniors and club presidents Julie Liu and Deanna Wong. Art Club provided pencils and markers while Reuse Club supplied paper, stickers, glue and cardboard.

“The Reuse Club wanted more people to help make notebooks to sell for Maker Faire on May 17, and also to recruit some new members,” Liu said. “Art Club wanted to host an activity, so it was a win-win situation.”

The number of people that attended the event was less than expected.

“There were only 5 people that came from Art Club, and 8 people from Reuse Club,” Liu said. “I was actually expecting more people to come from Art Club since our meetings at lunch are usually popular. However I understand that because this activity is after school, less people were able to make it.”

 Art Club president Julie Liu (12) and sophomore representative Nawar Qutob cut patterned paper to the size needed for notebook covers.

Art Club president Julie Liu (12) and sophomore representative Nawar Qutob cut patterned paper to the size needed for notebook covers.

Despite the lack of participation, people who came enjoyed it; and newcomers were able to gain a sense of what the club was all about.

“I thought this event was a great idea, and it was an artistic way to get people to become interested in reuse,” sophomore Shivani Patel said. “Everybody loves arts and crafts, and I thought it was a fabulous opportunity to have some fun and to see what Reuse was all about.”

The event went very well considering that it was the first time for the two clubs to collaborate.

“Our collaboration was really successful,” Reuse intern Enya Daang (11) said. “Lots of people bought supplies surprisingly brought supplies, which was helpful when we decorated.”

With the few months coming up, Reuse Club has plans to get more people to be interested in getting involved with the club and increase its popularity.

“We are aiming to make our products more personalized,” Daang said. “We are going to be making toilet paper roll art and greeting cards. The club is also working on more gift card necklaces and hand drawn and painted crafts instead of cutting and assembling.”

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