So I’ve been dabbling in the stacks again, pulling old, outdated books. At one point in February, my colibrarian and I had five carts full to overflowing with weeds. Meanwhile I had been exploring Pinterest and a collection of pins done by my dear friend Diane Cordell. I kept finding these sites or pics and sharing them with a favorite art teacher at my school, hoping to lure her in with some downright unique and interesting uses of discarded books. YES! It worked. We were asked to donate some to the art department and a cart finally made its way down to her room. So currently we have two projects going on–one is a paper crane project slowly but surely evolving, and the other is wide open for student interest and interpretation. I cant wait to see these projects come to the library for display, and I’m so excited I’ve walked down the the art room a couple of times just to see the progress.
The class has an inspiration wall, helping inspire their creative juices. My inspiration is seeing what can be from old, discarded books.
Below is the flickr set of our progress so far. We are far from fnished but it is just too exciting to keep hidden. Even the “in progress” work is already taking form and is sure to surprise and please many!! SPECIAL thanks to my art teacher for allowing me to impose discarded books on her class!! As you look through the photos, note that they begin with the cart of discards, then the inspiration pics, followed by the beginnings of student work.
Can’t see our flickr set? Click here.