Ecofriendly: Green Art from Scrap
Creating art from scrapArts supplies stores may not always be an option to a lot of people because of financial constraints and it’ll be a shame to hinder your creativity development just because you’re lacking the materials. It’s a good thing though that art is everywhere! It does need a little extra creativity to see that there are arts in scrap, yes, in trash. It’s physically there, waiting to be pick up and collected and waiting to be piece together.
SCRAP: the place to goTo create art from scrap found in your house is cool, to find all sort of scraps in one place is even cooler! Anne Marie Theilen saw the need for resources to make art education possible for the students and for other artists as well in San Francisco, California. This gave birth to SCRAP in 1976.
Image courtesy of www.scrap-sf.orgThis non-profit creative reuse center, material depot and workshop space made creating art from scrap possible! Low-cost materials and supplies are now more accessible to artists, teachers, parents and organizations. SCRAP provided the community not just the resources but the opportunity to learn and pass on the value of creative reuse. The famed sculptor artist Ruth Asawa was President Emeritus of SCRAP.
To upcycle is to create artNow a day, so many things have become easily replaceable that people oftentimes just throw it away and replace it with something new – from household items to home furniture to office supplies. Before we even knew it we have successfully participated in further polluting our planet earth. We can make a change; let’s make it a habit to upcycle – to upcycle is to create art. It takes imagination and creativity to re-shape or re-fashion an item to fit its new purpose. Workings from scraps not only give you the opportunity to challenge yourself to give it a new life but you’re also contributing in saving the environment as well.
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Green art from scrap!
By finding a new purpose to these scraps means less trash are polluting the earth! SCRAP is literally saving landfills of additional tons of trash by taking the responsibility to make use of these scrap for the benefit of the community.
Suffice to say that art from scrap is definitely green art!