Last summer, Explorer West students were asked by their art teacher, Sarah, to collect used bottle caps. When school started in September, the number collect FAR exceeded expectations – 1,500 caps!
Her goal was to create some recycled art pieces. The first project is in process (a Roma map mosaic) and each grade will be making something out of them over the next month. So, thus far, four projects in process/planned. There will still be A LOT left over and the students will continue to make things with them over the next couple of years, until they are used up.
Here are a few images of the work done to date, including:
- Planning stages, projecting and drawing the map of Rome onto the board.
- Collecting caps from the big bin (1,500 caps were collected).
- Gluing the caps on!
We will post final photos of the mosaic when it is completed in a couple of weeks!