From scraps to stun­ning

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Trea­sured trash: Third grade stu­dents at East New­ton Ele­men­tary School worked with lo­cal artist Carol Ve­li­o­tis dur­ing their art class to cre­ate trea­sures out of trash for the school’s gar­den. The week-long pro­gram is an an­nual event and ro­tates schools each year. Ve­li­o­tis uses ev­ery­thing from dis­carded wreaths to old wad­ing pools to cre­ate re­cy­cled art with the stu­dents. “Keep your imagination go­ing,” Ve­li­o­tis told the stu­dents. “Look at things and see not only what they are but what else they could be­come.” (Right) Holly Smith, a 9-year-old stu­dent from Gina McDon­ald's third grade class, paints dec­o­ra­tive colors on a found ob­ject easel art project ti­tled "Who is the best stu­dent at East New­ton," a ques­tion which will be an­swered each time a stu­dent looks into the mir­rors at­tached to the easel. (Bot­tom) Stu­dents from McDon­ald's class gather around Artist in Res­i­dence Carol Ve­li­o­tis as she de­scribes a found art project that stu­dents will be work­ing on dur­ing their art class. This found art sculp­ture of the an­cient Ro­man god Janus for whom the month Jan­uary is named. The sculp­ture has two faces — one face looks back at the past year and one face looks for­ward to the new year.

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