Monday, March 11, 2013

Art Soup


I work with wonderful people who are always looking out for me and our department.  A friend in the lunch room shared with me that they go through about 12 LARGE cans a day.  They are recycled but she was wondering if I could repurpose them.  After dreaming about cans for 2 weeks, I cam up with Art Soup.  I asked students to fine a masterwork to dissect.  They created a foreground, middle ground and background.I liked the end result!


Above is a short video of how I taught the kids to put the can together.  

The three rounds


  

   

See more on my flickr site  (click here)


To display these wonderful works, I used boxes from my friends in the lunch room as well.  The cans fit nicely in the boxes and made it easy to move and display them.  They were a focus at conferences.  






10 comments:

  1. These are so great! What a fabulous idea!

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  2. What a great idea!!! Such a fantastic way to explore art history!!!

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  3. did the kids like the end result? i think that is a pretty clever idea!

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  4. This is a lovely project. Your blog is wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Greetings from a italian art teacher profpatriziafreschi.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow! What a marvelous idea!! Thank you :) Elizabeth

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  6. Very nice and atist job...Thanks for sharing ...i live in greece and iam a painter and teacher in the scool...but we havenot special class for art we do in the classroom...thanks again .it is like magic box...elli

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  7. This is a very cool lesson!! I'm pinning it!

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  8. These are way cool Nic! Very resourceful idea I love it!

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  9. Hi Nic
    I love these! I have never seen anything like this. So cool!

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