UpCycled Art – Hours: 6-10
Students will experiment with Mixed Media/UpCycled Art materials
Moving from the basic drawing tools to mixed media should be fun, this allows the students to build on their skills by combining multiple media into one portfolio piece.
After completion of the lecture and the class exercises, the students will develop an UpCycled Art Example that shows all the percentages of a greyscale, from 100% white to 100% black, with all of the shapes and lines built up by contrast to a finished piece of portfolio level.
401 Apply the basic structure of color (hue, saturation, brightness) to generate color solutions.
402 Apply appropriate color schemes to generate design solutions.
403 Identify color models including additive and subtractive color.
306 - Produce illustrations using various media.
307 - Illustrate using value.
UpCycled Art Project:
Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality and environmental value.
Upcycling is the opposite of downcycling, which is the other face of the recycling process. Downcycling involves converting materials and products into new materials of lesser quality. Most recycling involves converting or extracting useful materials from a product and creating a different product or material.
Take a minute to look through those scary cluttered areas... You know where they are, and get creative!
Look for an old piece of wood, or an old picture frame, maybe some old cans and bottles can be upcycled in something cool?
Get creative and upcycle the clutter into a piece for your portfolio, once you are done send me a photo of the final project and we will do a virtual gallery... Please send it to by end of day Friday the 27th - 12pm Cut off
Students must be prepared to make a major commitment. It is our assumption that students entering the program are here to lay a foundation for a career in a design field and will be required to meet rigorous and stringent standards. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required as is the ability to read and analyze. Serious students will find that the program will provide them with an excellent opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the job market or advance in education.