Art, Ms Susan Slomowitz-Trash To Treasures

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Dear AJA Parents,

Monday is the first day of School and I am SO excited to have the opportunity to spend quality time exploring your children’s creative energy in Art at AJA.

Marcel Duchamp (1887 –1968) was the first of the known artists to take readymade objects out of their natural environment and place it in an environment of the Gallery – thus creating an “art-piece”. One would ask: “Is this Art?” Well, that we can discuss that at another time.

In the meantime, your children are on the verge of exploration and discovery – Give them a chance to investigate the meaning of ”Art” by donating all your “trash/recyclables” to the Art Treasure Box (found in the art room).

Please donate:

Magazines, plastic bottles (all sizes), paper rolls, plastic containers(Small and large Yogurt/Dan Active), lids of jars/bottles, baby food jars and plastic containers, soda/beer bottle caps, wine bottle corks, soda can openers, puzzles (all sizes) pieces, washers, shaped pieces of wood, broken toy parts (party favors, doll parts), old keys, computer parts, brown paper shopping bags, small plastic containers (contact lens, pill box containers), old toothbrushes, dental floss, styrofoam trays, packaging peanuts.

Please do not bring glass jars or bottles as they are not safe for the children.

If you are not sure if your budding artists can use the items – please send them in and I will recycle what we don’t use.

Please bring all recyclables to the Art room #230.

Thank you so much,

Ms. Slom (Susan)