Artist in Residence, Recycled Art!

These photos are of an armature of a tiger. This tiger was for an artist in residence I performed during April of 2009 in Saint David, AZ. I worked with the 4th and 5th graders of that school district. The students and teachers that I worked with were awesome.

Having limited resources the students learned on their own how things can connect to make their own recycled art projects out of the materials they all brought in. Limited use of a hot gun glue was used as well as white school glue. But, the students figured out how to use wire, rope and various methods to solve how to connect different materials to make a scultpture of their own choice. It was a great problem solving lesson! Samples of some of the students’ art pieces are on the bottom of this page.

As a group project, we filled the tiger (their school mascot) with recyclables the students and their families contributed. The steel for this tiger was found in Saint David when my neighbors did a neighborhood clean up. So all the materials for this project came from Saint David. The top photo is the finished piece (what the 4th and 5th graders added). The bottom photos are of the armature I welded before the week long lesson.

The finished Tiger, what the 4th and 5th graders added.


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