Something from Nothing
(Excerpt from Art Workshop - Essay by Betsy McKenna)
"I have come to appreciate the importance of repurposing materials even more. Especially from a creative process and environmental sustainability point of view.
As educator in the classroom and parent in the home, I have observed a heightened level of interest, enthusiasm and overall creative expression when children could access and create with found and natural materials that supported their ideas.
Cotton for my wizard beard
Tomato sauce cans and a ping pong ball for my ball toss
Cardboard box and rubber bands for my guitar
Water bottle and glitter for a hanging mobile
As the children put ideas into action, it was fascinating to watch how they worked to solve their problems.”
Original post date: October 23, 2016