Title: Trash to Treasures Presenters: Linda McLean& Cindy Scarpace Grade: 3-5; Assemblage Time Needed: 2 or 3 Sessions
Students will study the famous Detroit Artist, Tyree Guyton to understand his artistic visions of what a neighborhood should be.
All students will
1. Apply skills and knowledge to perform in the arts
2. Apply skills and knowledge to create in the arts
3. Analyze, describe and evaluate works of art
4. Understand, analyze, and describe the arts in their historical, social, and cultural contexts
5. Recognize, analyze, and describe connections between the arts and everyday life
Students show an understanding of building art sculptures from trash or cast-offs. Use a theme from the Heidelberg Project such as faces, shoes, numbers, orstudents’ own theme to create individual sculptures from personally collected items from home.
Detroit Artist - Tyree Guyton, poet’s feelings, artist’s vision, assemblage, Rauschenberg, Cast-offs, 4th R – “renew," “Creative Combines" Theme
Students bring in items they have collected from home to represent their theme.
Boxes, cardboard, tins with lids, any interesting background suitable for items to be glued to. Acrylic Paint or , Brushes, decorations, magazines
Students share their art work without telling the theme. Other students guess the theme as presented. Is the design pleasing? Does it reflect the students’ thinking?
Rauschenberg: Art and Life - A retrospective on the Venice Biennale grand prize-winning artist incorporates the last ten years of his career including his retrospective exhibition at the Guggenheim in 1997, in a lavishly illustrated portrait that traces his early years, the creation of his famous combines, his work with new technologies, and the establishm