Activities to turn your trash into treasure!
Make a masterpiece from your rubbish! With eleven exciting projects to inspire you, Found and Made: The Art of Upcycling will help to turn your trash into treasure. A toilet roll holder and some papier-mâché can become a puppet king. A shoe box can transform into a treasure box. Ice-cream sticks, magazines, plastic bags, tin cans – are all waiting to be part of your art kit. Collect. Create. And upcycle!
Lisa Hölzl is an artist, teacher and author who lives in Sydney with her husband and two children. In addition to lecturing in art and design, Lisa runs art workshops for children and adults from her studio, an old bakery in Marrickville. During some of these workshops, she realised there was a need for an educational art resource focusing on the rich history and use of recycled and found materials by contemporary and historical artists. Her first book Found: The Art of Recycling, published in 2012, met this need. A second book was always planned to take things a bit further and focus on practical art making projects using sustainable materials. Lisa has degrees in art and design and Masters degrees in visual arts and teaching and currently lectures at Billy Blue College of Design, in Sydney. She wrote this book as a resource to inspire and assist other teachers, parents, artists and children to use recycled materials in their art making.
Ideal for both school and home, Found and Made is an interesting creative guide that is sure to encourage children to explore their creativity in ways that respect their environment and uncover hidden beauty in everyday items.
Kids' Book Review
It will certainly be loved by any crafty kid, and some teens (that worldly and media savvy bunch) will appreciate the more difficult projects. The book will also be useful for teachers and parents who want to encourage this sort of creative play in their kids.
(Found and Made:The Art of Upcycling) will certainly be loved by any crafty kid, and some teens (that worldly and media savvy bunch) will appreciate the more difficult projects. The book will also be useful for teachers and parents who want to encourage this sort of creative play in their kids.
Subtitled, Activities to turn your trash into treasure, any child, parent or teacher will expect lots of ideas inside. They will not be disappointed.