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Recycled Assemblage Sculptures Inspired by Louis Nevelson

Recycled Assemblage Sculptures Inspired by Louise Nevelson

-+*Louise Nevel­son (1899–1988) was one of the most impor­tant sculp­tors of the 20th cen­tury. Born in Rus­sia, she emi­grated with her fam­ily to the United States in 1905. Her unique artis­tic style was influ­enced by the cubist move­ment, co-founded by Pablo Picasso, and the found object sculp­tures of Mar­cel Duchamp. Call­ing her­self “the orig­i­nal recy­cler”, Nevel­son is most […]

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Recycled Magazine Flowers

-+*Here is another unique project that we used for Mother’s Day cards, but would be fun to do any­time! I saw this fea­tured on the One Pretty Thing site, from Fam­ily Fun. My 5th graders had a blast mak­ing these (even the boys, who usu­ally resist any­thing to do with flow­ers!) and it gave me […]

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Gustav Klimt 3D Trees

Gustav Klimt 3D Trees

-+*Aus­trian painter, Gus­tav Klimt, was an impor­tant fig­ure in the Art Nou­veau move­ment at the turn of the 20th cen­tury. His “Tree of Life” paint­ing inspired this project — a favorite with my 1st graders every spring. After all, when you com­bine 3D art, gold pipe clean­ers and live, grow­ing grass… how can you go wrong??! […]

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