To enrich the cultural landscape of Lemont by fostering the production and appreciation of the arts.
Yesterday’s Earth Day: Recycled Art class worked on four different art projects using recycled materials.
Students made pots from folded up magazine pages. These pots are the perfect size for corralling small things like paper clips, erasers, pencils, hair ties…you name it! We used soup cans to make a decorative tin that could be used to plant a flower in or as a votive holder.
Another cool project was cutting up aluminum soda cans and gluing them together into a three-dimensional artwork. We made lovely aluminum flowers.
And, of course, you can’t forget to paint! We used plastic bottle caps, mesh fruit bags, and corrugated cardboard to do a printmaking-style painting.