Crate & Barrel Grant: Discovering Meaning through Recycled and Found Objects: Collaboration with Silas Finch

  • School Year: 2017-2018
  • Applicants: Eina Rieger, Lead Teacher
  • School: King Philip Middle School
  • Subjects: Visual Arts

Grade 8 students at XXXX Middle School will work with Connecticut based sculpture artist Silas Finch who will introduce them to new ways of thinking about art. Students will expe-rience how he repurposes found objects, fragments, metal scraps, antique finds, and na-ture to create works of art. Silas will join each eighth grade class and they will work on a collaborative art project that explores the use of found objects and how we can construct and change meaning of objects based on how they are put together. Students will make connections to history and their current life; be introduced to a new style of art - Steam Punk; and have the opportunity to work with the artist and export the creative process themselves.

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