Planters Created with Recycled Plastic
Students will work with recycled plastic containers, such as water bottles and milk jugs, to create planters. They will talk about the impact of plastic on the environment, and the importance of recycling and sustainability in both art making and everyday life. The students will study the work of Anna Garforth, and the Rosenbaum design firm, both of whom create gardens and sculptures in this way. Students will decorate their container, plant seeds and help them to grow.
Recycled Paper Sculpture
Students will create a class set of paper clay using recycled paper, water, flour and glue. They will discuss the importance of recycling and sustainability in art, as well as how to be resourceful and cost effective when making art. Not everyone has the means to buy art supplies, and this lesson addresses solutions to that. After creating clay, students will sculpt with it and paint their sculptures in a way that addresses nature and sustainability.