Student Name ___________________________________ Art Class Period ________________
Date __________________________ Found Art # ____________________________________
What is Found Art?
Found Art is creating an artwork and leaving it somewhere for someone to find. It is a great way to spread joy and goodwill in your community and connect with others. This is occurring all over the world and its mission is to make the world a better place right now by empowering people across the globe to share on a personal level. Art has the power to communicate. All people are creative and the expression of their creativity opens the heart of both the creator and the receiver. Goodwill is contagious.
How do you do it?
1. Choose materials you will create your art with. A good size might be something about the size of your hand. Smaller pieces may be too easily overlooked.
Some materials you could use are:
2. Create your own unique art. You can do any of the following as a start.
make a collage out of papers or things cut out of a magazine
sketch a picture
paint a design
sew a patch
stamp an image
calligraphy a word or phrase
write a poem
If you'd like, write your own personal message of peace or goodwill for everyone who comes into contact with your art.
3. Express yourself in any way you desire. The only rule is to keep your message positive and uplifting.
4. Slap on a sticker! Your sticker has our class website address on it where the recipient can read about our project email us.
5. Look for places around your community to share your art. Your artwork has a hole in it for a string to tie it to something if you need to. Choose places carefully. Make sure that your art will be seen and not considered litter. If you are ever in doubt, ask for permission before leaving your art behind. And never deface another's property. If you leave art in a library book, make sure your art is absolutely dry and will not stick to the book's pages.
Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
leave on tables in a hospital waiting room
hang from a tack on a bulletin board (try community bulletin boards at grocery stores)
attached to the slats of a park bench
leave on tables in hotel lobbies and restaurants
place in books being returned to the library
give to store employees who could use a smile
share with friends at church or other organizations
leave with your tip at a restaurant
tie to your neighbor's front door
ask at nursing homes and children's hospitals if you can leave art for their patients
make one for your teacher or a relative
leave in lunch boxes
What other places can you think of to leave one? (5 points)
Found Art Reflection
Period ________________ Date____________________
1. Name 3 functions or uses of art.
2. How do your colors relate to the positive artwork you have created?
3. What is the purpose of creating Found Art?
4. How does art affect people?
5. How does current art contribute to and/or influence the future of art?
6. Did you enjoy creating Found Art? Why or why not?