Possible Classroom Concepts: Science – Ecology
Reuse and Repurpose
Possible Art Room Concepts: Art History
Collage, Sculpture, Kinetic Sculpture
Sorry, I know I promised you April Showers next, but Earth Day crept up on me.
So, I’m doing a short and sweet post on recycling and I’ll do April Showers next.
Artists were recycling and repurposing long before it became necessary or in vogue.
It’s very timely that I talked about Alexander Calder in my last post
because he was one such artist.
In the 1950’s, Calder built a series of bird sculptures out of cans.
Find the story behind this bird here:
Look here to find “Only Only Bird” lesson ideas:
See more examples of Calder’s tin can birds here:
Find ideas for recycle bird art projects here:
I love this last project the best because it moves like Calder’s work does.
I would make the whole thing out of recycled boxes not just the body.
Enjoy your Earth Day!