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Thomas College Students Inspired By CedarWorks Donation

Art Students Turn CedarWorks Scrap Donation into Inspired Art

March 5, 2015

CedarWorks recently donated scrap wood and plexiglass to the Advanced Seminar in Expressive Arts class at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. Instructor Maryam Mermey  had a vision of what her students could do with these materials and the results were beautiful pieces of art. Mermey engaged students by letting them use their imagination to design wood burning, paintings and mixed media art.  

“Thanks to CedarWorks generous donation of three huge bags of wooden shapes and pieces of plexiglass for the Thomas College Advanced Seminar in the Expressive Arts wood painting project, the students took the vision of wood painting and ran with it,” stated Maryam Mermey, Thomas College professor. “How wonderful to be able to extend the imagination of playing on play sets to playing with and creating art out of the infinite possibilities of wooden and plexiglass shapes, all thanks to the good will of CedarWorks,” continued Mermey.

CedarWorks scrap wood and plexiglass come from their facility in Rockland, Maine where they manufacture the most kid-friendly, parent-friendly, and earth friendly play products available anywhere.  “We are excited to see our scrap pieces come alive through the creative efforts of young artists,” stated Barrett Brown, CedarWorks owner. “Giving back to programs that support young people and the environment is at the very heart of CedarWorks and this donation proudly supports both,” added Brown.

About Thomas College:

Thomas College, founded in 1894, is a private, liberal arts and business college in Waterville, Maine. Thomas offers a rich professional studies curriculum for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide variety of programs including business, arts and sciences, criminal justice, education, and technology. Thomas is focused on providing an accessible and affordable quality education to any student who is motivated to work hard and succeed. Thomas provides a supportive learning environment for all students - many of whom are first generation college students - and encourages them to discover and fulfill their unique potential. Thomas offers its students Guaranteed Tuition and its graduates Guaranteed Job Placement within six months of graduation. For more information about Thomas College, please visit

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