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Program Description
In the ReUse Art residency students will learn the different methods in which we dispose of waste material including creative reuse and how our actions have an effect on our community. Students will be able to use scrap or “trash” to creative intentional, thoughtful themed art. The lesson finishes with the students sharing and comparing their artistic choices.

Final Product
Projects will vary based on the materials available for reuse at the time of programming, but may include self-portraits, make-your-own monsters, animals, collaborative art pieces, and more!

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will understand the process and differences between trash and recycling and how it affects our community.
  • Students will be able to to look at recycling with a critical eye and reuse the material in a thought-provoking piece of art.
  • Students will be able to discuss their process as an artist and explain their artistic choices.
  • Students will create, present or perform a work of art that demonstrates an idea, mood or feeling using essential elements or organizational principles.
  • Students will examine how a work of art reflects an artist’s environment and personal experience within a society or culture.

Suggested Grades

  • Appropriate for all grade levels.

Pricing Breakdown

  • 4 visits at 45 minutes each
  • Prep hours: 1 hour per classroom
  • Materials: $0.30 per student
  • Travel from Eugene

“Maiya was amazing! The students loved the projects, learned some art history and environmental lessons and applied art to their everyday lives. I admired her classroom expectations and supporting our school’s goals.” — Buena Vista

“Maiya was excellent! Her ability to adapt the lesson to students needs was great! Great subject matter and very relevant to our current times.” — Buena Vista