Transforming waste into art

During December our Comenius group at Neofit Rilski, Knezha, BG, worked on the topic “To convert waste into art”. Actually in the initiative took part students and teachers from the whole school. The interest was huge and in one moment the school was full of beautiful and original Christmas toys, trees, pictures…all hand-made from plastic and glass bottles, used paper, cotton and other materials.

earrings007Our project at Istituto Comprensivo 15, Verona, IT, was started by our students with the help of Art teachers and was intended to respond to the objectives of a research on recycling materials. The result was the creation of fashion jewellery objects in different design, made out of used coffee capsules. These capsules consist of aluminium and it was our intention to recycle products made of material which might pollute our environment. That way we can make a small contribution to maintain a clean and sane environment.

P1070549At Wilma-Rudolph-Oberschule, Berlin, DE, we started a recycling project, which will be presented to the Comenius meeting in March. At first we collected usable trash that we then stored in our classroom. Each group should build an object out of usable trash. The object we were to create had to have something to do with our ecological footprint (pollution, recycling, fossil fuels etc.). The project should encourage people to take more care of their environment.


The results of the “Old books alive” project, which was carried out at Publiczne Gimnazjum nr 9 in Bialystok, PL are the unique wastepaper sculptures. They depict the stories hidden in books that were meant to be thrown out, but were (luckily) saved to come to life again:). The idea popped up in the Art teacher’s wise head:)

exhibitionIn Noszlopy Gáspár Primary and Art School,Marcali, Hungary students were  working on their products for months.
They have made se  veral artistic objects  and ones for personal use. Pet bottles, paperboard, thread,Cds, records, plastic lids, paper, strings, plastic bags, yoghurt tubs, wool, glass, metal, textile were used to produce earrings, guitar, bird houses, paper baskets, wind spinners, pictures, clocks etc.
By making these new objects, students became more aware of how important the circulation of the waste materials into useful materials economically.

waste (9)waste (12)At OS Danila Lokarja Ajdovscina, Slovenia, our first, second, third and fourth-graders made art out of waste. They collected discarded materials such as paper, packaging, clothes, ceramics trash art (9)and glass.  These trash art (3)Izidora (8) materials were turned inIzidora (6)to artworks.

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This is the brochure with the work of all partners:!1065&ithint=file%2cdoc&app=Word&authkey=!ABCl6UPXN58JFks

2 Responses to Transforming waste into art

  1. ralfbernegg says:

    Thanks for the great brochure, students and teachers from Knezha. All of us in the project can be really proud of what they have accomplished in a cooperative and peaceful way.



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