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Wild Animals (Out of Recycled Materials)

Wild Animals (Out of Recycled Materials)
In a series of five sessions, students will make an animal out of wire, plastic bags, yarn and scraps of cloth. With these materials, students will learn about the ecosystem of the animal they make as well as about recycling and reuse, and the importance of reuse in our lives. Students are inspired by this project and always work very hard to be successful. This is the most difficult residency the teaching artist offers, and it is available for 5th grade and older. The artist works with each school to determine the specifications of the project and how to tailor it appropriately for the students participating. Students can make animals of their local environment or animals of another part of the country or world.

Artist Background

Bryant Holsenbeck has worked with school children and community groups throughout the south for over 20 years. She is the recipient of two NC Arts Council fellowships. Her specialty is encouraging students to use everyday, throw-away materials to make art. She has taught workshops at Penland School of Crafts in, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Arrowmont school of Crafts. Bryant is on the NC Arts Council Touring Artist Roster and she was the recipient of the Kathryn H. Wallace Award for artists in community service granted by the Greater Triangle Community Foundation. She was also one of the founders of the Scrap Exchange in Durham NC. She has also done large scale community installations at ASU, Duke University and NC State.

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