Lights! Camera! Sustainable Fashion!
CW Project Greenway and Middle Made give Notre Dame Prep Upper and Middle Level students the opportunity to explore haute couture in a creative, artistic and environmentally friendly way. Students create fashion designs out of recycled material—foil juice packets, plastic grocery bags, soda can tabs, junk mail—there is no limitation to the creative vision!
Notre Dame’s National Art Honor Society and the Art Department sponsor Project Greenway, which was started in 2011 as an experiment in art, design, and sustainability. It was initiated by students, and to this day remains completely student-run as a volunteer activity. After the death of NDP art student Claire Wagonhurst ’15 in 2014 (her senior year) due to adolescent melanoma, the event was named in her honor and includes an educational component for participants. In the Middle Level, the Art Department takes the lead in working with the students on Middle Made.
For this year’s Project Greenway, which is sponsored in NDP’s high school, 79 students in teams and working alone presented 32 designs. In the Middle Level, 16 designs created by teams of 2-3 students were shown for Middle Made.
Project Greenway/Middle Made are tangible demonstrations of NDP’s dedication to STEAM education (A=art) and care for the creation.