Hello K - 12 Classroom teachers, and welcome to Don't Trash Tuolumne! Let's eliminate litter and keep Tuolumne County clean, safe, and beautiful!

Don't Trash Tuolumne is a mascot creation project in collaboration with Clean California, the Solid Waste Department of Tuolumne County, and Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools. The winning Mascot will be used in all materials, and publicity for the Don’t Trash Tuolumne campaign. The Mascot will be a permanent feature of this campaign, and will be used county wide to help communicate and educate.

In a series of three classes, professional artists will teach students the fundamentals of creating comics and how to create their own characters, culminating in a mascot art competition and art show. Our Teaching Artists have developed a special standards-based arts curriculum along with Arts Specialist Betsy Spring. These classes are free to all schools in Tuolumne County.

Limited Bookings Available!

Book by December 22, 2022.

Scroll down to meet the teachers, and book your classes using the calendar provided below.

Details of this Project

1. Book your three (3) class lessons for January 2023 through March 2023. Limited bookings are available! Be sure to schedule before the December 22 deadline.

2. All class materials will be provided by Mother Lode Artists Association. Class instruction is provided by Tuolumne County Arts' Teaching Artists program.

3. An art show of finished mascots will be held at the Sonora Library. The judges will be local artists and county administrators.

4. The Grand Prize winner will receive a scholarship!


A preview of some of the finished pieces will be shown at the STEAM Expo on March 10, 2023, and afterwards will be moved to the library for the April judging.

6. Runners up will receive art supplies from Tuolumne County Arts and Mother Lode Artists Association.

Book Your Classes: by using this calendar


Meet the Teaching Artists