Students at Zion Lutheran School in Hastings get creative with 'found art' project
HASTINGS, Neb. — Students at Zion Lutheran School in Hastings are using items around them to build sculptures.
The students also chose a business in Hastings where they want their artwork to be displayed.
Their teacher Megan Teel said the project is called found art.
The students did not have to buy anything for the project but instead, they found things they would throw away at home or supplies at school.
"They don't have to have special artistic abilities in order to create something very creative and fun and passionate to them," Teel said.
The students used items like paper, paint and bottle cans to make their sculptures.
"Mostly just free reign to design what we wanted to as long as it was a three dimensional sculpture that was less in foot in dimension," Teel said.
Violet Nunnenkamp who is a student at Zion Lutheran School said she put a lot of hard work into her art piece. Some of it involved sewing and stitching.
Nunnenkamp made a clothes line for the clothing store Gary Michael's.
"For the stands, I used pencils and to keep the string on I put some thumbtacks and some and I tied the string. For the clothes hangers, I used paper clips," she said.
Taylor Ablott modeled his project after T-L Irrigation who makes pivots. He said the company is not too far from his house.
"It was a lot easier to make it out of something that I've seen a lot and I've been around," Ablott said.
Other creative pieces made by students include a cookie made out of a frisbee and pizza made out of felt.
Teel said the students creative side really came out.
"Kids who don't normally enjoy art all of a sudden really, really like this project and are really being creative and things are coming out better than what they first described to me," she said.
The businesses will display the artwork for about a month.
Click here for a map of where the students art work is displayed.