On February 10th local artist, Lisa Schumaier, presented to Oakridge’s 5th grade class about her experiences working with found objects and recycled materials. In connection with MOSAIC book, One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul, 5th grade artists used what they have learned to create their own message sculptures. Students investigated a variety of techniques and processes for sculpting with recycled materials and found objects. Ms. Schumaier returned to work with each 5th grade class as they continued to explore the challenges and rewards of creating art from recycled and everyday objects.
5th grade students compared images of magnified cells to works of abstract art. They then learned about color schemes, patterns and shapes to create abstract oil pastel designs.