Art History of Creative Reuse

In Art History II class last week, I brought a scrap bag of lunch sacks & paint chip samples plus colored pencils, scissors & glue sticks. Students were asked to create a contemporary art-inspired self portrait in less than an hour. The results were impressive (see below)! For a look at the art history of creative reuse, watch this fabulous TEDx Talk – Recycling Sucks! The History of Creative Reuse by Garth Johnson.