My Green ArtWorks® art has a place in the curriculum as a rich resource for learning, discussion and creativity. Design and create your own upcycled Work of Art selecting from the abundance of readymade materials and objects all around us.
Develop an eye for detail, gain a wider appreciation of the everyday objects we sometimes take for granted. Celebrate the everyday aspect of the world we live in. Promotes discussion about wastefulness and resourceful practices while encouraging self expression.
Make a proud display of your Upcycled Art in your school to promote ecologically friendly Art. It is a great opportunity to involve the immediate and outside community and bring a positive social message and potential social change.
POINTS OF LEARNING
Selection of Materials
Explore juxtaposition and relationships in colour, texture & materials. Combine unexpected and traditional materials to create surprising combinations. Pair fabric with wood or metal with paper or felt, wood with stone – the possibilities are endless. The key is to arrange multiple materials together to create varied texture & pops of colour. Can be abstract, realistic, themed or memorable. Preserve souvenirs as a reminder of trips, events & achievements.
2D and 3D Representation
Encourages spatial, cubic and artistic development which may follow through into other aspects of life, encouraging some critical thinking and the examination of an idea from all angles.
Express yourself, discover your own style, you are unique: your choices, your way, open mindedness, surprise yourself! Celebrate your individuality, take risks and discover a new outlet for expression.
Discover new skills working with different materials and learn to improve focus and attention to detail. Provides a break from electronics, screens and devices and allows your imagination to flow.
Development of artistic choices which can follow through into other aspects of life. Making repurposing choices can encourage you to think critically, examine an idea from all angles while considering the effect of our choices on those around us. Gain a deeper appreciation for the abundant resources surrounding us.
This is a highly inclusive type of art which may interest young people with many varying interests and values, thus enriching the sharing experience and awareness of other points of view.
Art and creativity is for everyone and crosses all boundaries. Whether you’re artistic, sporty, eco-minded, looking to avoid expensive art materials, a quiet thinker or demonstrative and bubbly – there is something for everyone and everyone can make a significant contribution to the class experience. Our workshops facilitate social awareness and inclusivity and the classes encourage cooperation and interaction between students of all ages, ability and backgrounds
Economic Benefits Discussion
Even your Green bin can help with vegetable stamping and colouration. Used teabags make wonderful antique paint effects! Even bathroom and kitchen castoffs – an old sponge can be an excellent paint application tool as can a toothbrush for speckling paint. Create beautiful textured papers from scrunched up tissue paper and overused giftwrap which can lead to themed art pieces by way of seasonal colour and design if that’s your thing! Make thoughtful gifts at little or no cost and spread the Green word through your gift and newly found talents and ways of seeing
Art Show Potential, Advertising, Posters and Flyers
Students may want to exhibit their Upcycled Creations and get involved in setting up a display for their peers and the community, possibly creating posters and flyers. Encourages teamwork, cooperation and leadership opportunities.