Friday, July 15, 2011

Michigan Girl Scouts Upcycle

Michigan's Observer and Eccentric reports that Girls Scouts will be on hand at the Ann Arbor Art Fair to teach kids how to create usable art with recycled materials at the Art Activity Zone on Ingalls Mall from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., July 20-23.

Girls attending Camp O' the Hills Fine Arts Camp, which is owned and operated by Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan, and local troops will teach children how to create bracelets and eco-envelopes using magazines, catalogs and calendars.

“Creating a memorable art-making experience is very important to us,” said Michelle Schaefer, director of programs and outreach for the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair. “We work to ensure that our Art Activity Zone offers quality arts education projects to kids and families. Organizations like Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan make this possible.”

Do you recycle the old into the new? Cutting jeans into shorts comes to mind...