Engage your imagination to reinvent everyday objects and transform them into new and beautiful artistic creations. Repurposing is the art of finding new uses for the things we use every day. Students find inspiration in toothpicks, buttons, popsicle sticks, bottle caps, wire hangers, newspapers, old clothing and more! The sky is the limit as we reinvent these common items into functional and decorative pieces. Students construct intricate popsicle stick buildings with ornate details, large scale bottle cap mosaic pictures, duct tape wallets and belts, and sewn recycled sweater creatures complete with frills. Join the fun and rethink what art can be!
Margaret Dye received her Masters in Art Education and Visual Studies from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. She spent two summers as a Children’s Program Intern at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Currently, she works as a third grade assistant teacher at Aspen Country Day School.