|Astonishing A.R.T. (Art From Recycled Trash)|
Each of us produces about 4.4 pounds of garbage a day, much of it packing material and single use items. While some people throw this away or recycle it, artist Mark Stankiewicz creates astonishing art from it!
In this residency Mark will work with students to transform items such as bottle caps, plastic coffee can and yogurt lids, bottles and other plastic items into sculptures, murals or pieces of art. The creations can be based on a theme, such as the school mascot, patriotism or anti-bullying, or on a particular curriculum subject.
Participants will collect the recyclable items used in the projects, making them aware of how much trash we generate; and they can create individual pieces to take home, or larger scale art that becomes a lasting part of the school environment. Minimum residency of 3 days recommended.
This residency is a great way to have students create a lasting piece of art to honor a graduating class, mark an occasion, or promote a theme without permanently altering a wall.
Artist Mark Stankiewicz will design a custom banner for you and students will add their personal touch with a contribution to the overall piece.
The banners can be displayed on a wall or on the stage for as long as desired and then be rolled up and stored for use at another time.
This residency should run a minimum of 3 days for an arts experience the children will remember and fully take part in.
Mark also offers banner art as a simpler one day project for family fun fairs or community days.
Grades K-12 & Adult
|Become An Author/Illustrator! Residency|
Mark Stankiewicz explains and demonstrates the process of writing and illustrating a children’s book.
Students begin by listening to his original story “HIC” about a boy who can’t get rid of the hiccups. Mark shows the class his mock-up of the illustrations for the book and they discuss what is involved in writing and illustrating a book.
Students will write a story and illustrate it, using the techniques they learned, creating a children’s book of their own.
The culmination of the residency may be a visit to younger grades where they will read their books to the children. Length of residency depends on the complexity of the project.