Thursday, June 11, 2009

Recycling with The Tin Man


Young artists at the City of Selma Art Camp this week are learning how to recycle scraps of anything and everything with Charlie "The Tin Man" Lucas.

They're making 3D sculptures of imaginary creatures from old jeans, tickets, wire, buttons, yarn, paint, string, beads, clothespins, plastic, spools and styrofoam.

The camp is under way at the city ceramics center in the old Dallas Academy. Some 50 children are enrolled, and more can take part in the second Art Camp July 13-17.

5 comments:

Halcyon said...

What a great idea! Let the kids get creative with stuff they can find around the house.

Abe Lincoln said...

√ Howdy ! from the cornfields of Brookville, Ohio

Thunderstorms rolled over my house this morning at 4:00 AM and thunder and lightening woke me up. By the time I was up and drinking my first coffee, the rain was hitting my skylight pretty hard. It sounded like some kind of war going on. The noise is great.

Your photo is important showing what can be done that really does benefit people more than just looking at a painting or a piece of sculpture on the way through a museum.

Abe Lincoln
Brookville, Ohio

Jacob said...

A wonderful program. It's especially important what with schools cutting out art classes and such these days...

magiceye said...

great way to teach children to save our environment!

Bergson said...

it is necessary to teach recycling very young