Presentation on theme: "TRASH ART RECYCLED ART COLLAGE 1 ST GRADE ART SMART."— Presentation transcript:
TRASH ART RECYCLED ART COLLAGE 1 ST GRADE ART SMART
KURT SCHWITTERS 1887 –1948 German Artist Most famous for his collages Called his collages Merzbilder Merz meant ‘refuse’ or ‘rejects’ He used his collages to create new beauty from the ruins of his country after World War I
MERZ PICTURES Collages created using garbage he found in the streets and parks of Hannover, Germany Materials included bus tickets, old wire and fragments of newsprint
WHAT IS A COLLAGE? A piece of art made by sticking various different materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric onto a backing.
WHAT IS TRASH (garbage) ? Wasted or spoiled food and other refuse Anything that is considered worthless or meaningless.
WHERE DOES TRASH GO? Most of it goes into LANDFILLS (piles in or on the land)
HOW CAN YOU HELP? Compost Make Recycled Art Buy Less Stuff Donate Buy Second Hand
WHAT IS RECYCLED ART? Garbage transformed into something pleasing to the eye Drink cans and wrappers Stacks of paper, books Beach litter, shells
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON’T TAKE OUT THE TRASH? Ask Sara Sylvia Cynthia Stout – By Shel Silverstein (start at 0:18) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvNhhEtUGJY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvNhhEtUGJY Shhh… Listen Closely, Giggle Quietly
TRASH ART PROJECT LESSON: 1.Choose large, colored construction paper for the background. 2.Write your name on the back. 3.Trash Cans (one of 2 options): a.Choose a paper color for the trash can - different than the background (like grey, green or blue,) and draw your own trash can OR b.Color a trash can template (oil pastel or charcoal might be interesting) 4.Cut out the trash can out with scissors.
LESSON CONTINUED: CUTTING OUT MAGAZINE PICTURES 1.Think about what trash items you want to include in your picture. Ideas: things in your trash, food, toys, clothing, furniture, sports equipment, electronics, etc. 2.Tear items that you have specifically chosen (like a shoe or a carrot) out of the magazine. DO NOT randomly tear pieces of paper. BE THOUGHTFUL in what you include. If things get ripped, that’s OK! 3.Recycle any paper scraps you will not be using.
LESSON CONTINUED: GLUING 1.Position your background paper vertically. 2.Arrange your trash can on the bottom and you pictures flowing up and out from the top with maybe some scattered on the bottom. 3. Meanwhile, adults will hand out glue cups (glue & H20 mixture) and foam brushes so you can paste your trash can and magazine pictures. 4.Embellish your collage with cut out words, grass on the bottom, a drawing of a crow or rat, etc.