A beautiful non-fiction book which aims to inspire children to think about art made from recycled material.
In the early 1900s the way art was created changed. Pablo Picasso used cardboard instead of paint. Marcel Duchamp called a bicycle wheel art and Raoul Hausemann made a sculpture out of an old shopkeeper s dummy. Instead of using traditional materials such as paint, more and more artists started using found materials like newspapers, old photographs and bits of furniture. And they are still doing it today. Find out how these artists, using found materials, changed the art world. Be inspired to create your own masterpieces!
About the Author
Lisa H lzl lives in the inner west in an old bakery with her two children and two chickens. She is a practising artist who runs art workshops for children and adults in her studio. She recently completed a teaching degree, and is currently teaching Visual Arts, part time, at a local Visual Arts selective High school. Having instigated a course in sustainable art and design at the school, she is keen to create resources to inspire and assist other teachers, parents and artists to use recycled materials to create art. Since Lisa loves to learn, she has also complete five University degrees which include; Bachelor of Arts (Interior Design), Sydney College of the Arts (1985), Graduate Diploma Marketing, UTS (1992), Bachelor of Visual Arts First Class Honours and Sydney University Medal, Master of Visual Arts, Sydney University (2002) and Master of Teaching, Sydney University (2009).
Found: The Art of Recycling by Sydney artist and teacher Lisa Holzl emphasises the role art and creativity play in providing opportunities for individuals to express their ideas and responses to the world around them and to challenge traditional ways of thinking. It is a great resource for children at home and would also be useful in a classroom setting for art lessons and considering the impact and message of sustainable art and design. * Kids' Book Review *
For Ages: 8 - 10 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st October 2012
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 29.5
Weight (kg): 0.52