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What is Recycled Art? 1:45
Benefits of Recycled Art 2:47
Inspirational Artists 3:28
Collecting Supplies 3:51
Managing Supplies 4:21
Managing Projects 2:56
Managing Classroom Behavior 4:45
Paper Projects 4:05
Cardboard Projects 5:57
Plastic Projects 7:29
Found Object Projects 3:34
2D Display Options 2:32
3D Display Options 2:32
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
2 PD Hours
1 Discover lesson ideas for paper, plastic, cardboard, and found objects.
2 Learn assemblage and attachment ideas for recycled materials.
3 Gather tips for successfully managing recycled materials and projects.
Do you find yourself collecting recycled materials but are lost on what to do with it all? Creating with recycled materials is an easy way to start a powerful conversation with students while creating meaningful artwork. From plastic bags to cardboard boxes, Susie Belzer has creative ideas for using recycled materials with your students.
Connected K-12 Art Educator Framework Competencies
7. Media and Techniques
A. Selects best practices when teaching media and techniques to students
B. Scaffolds media and technique skills for students according to age and ability level
C. Designs opportunities for students to experiment with materials and skills
A. Designs experiences to practice critical thinking and problem-solving skills
B. Designs instruction to allow for freedom of expression and independent thought within student work
C. Values how the arts connect with other disciplines and provides opportunities to experience those connections
D. Develops instruction that incorporates current issues and themes in education
Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.
Elementary Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator
Susie Belzer is an elementary art educator from Fort Atkinson, WI. She has been teaching art since 2011 and was the Elementary Art Educator of the Year for WI in 2019. In her spare time, Susie enjoys embroidery, crochet, and weaving.