Found and Made

Found and Made


Found and Made: The Art of Upcycling

Activities to turn your trash into treasure!

Make a masterpiece from your rubbish! With eleven exciting projects to inspire you, Found and Made: The Art of Upcycling will help to turn your trash into treasure. 

A toilet roll holder and some papier-mache can become a puppet king. A shoe box can transform into a treasure box. Ice-cream sticks, magazines, plastic bags, tin cans - are all waiting to be part of your art kit. Collect. Create. And upcycle! 

About the Author

Lisa Hölzl is an artist, teacher and writer who lives in Sydney with her husband and two children. In addition to lecturing in art and design, Lisa runs art workshops for children and adults from her studio, an old bakery in Marrickville. During some of these workshops, she realised there was a need for an educational art resource focusing on the rich history and use of recycled and found materials by contemporary and historical artists. Her first book Found: The Art of Recycling, published in 2012, met this need. 

A second book was always planned to focus on practical art-making projects using sustainable materials. Lisa has a design degree and Masters degrees in both Visual Arts and teaching and currently lectures at Billy Blue College of Design, in Sydney. She wrote this book as a resource to inspire and assist other teachers, parents, artists and children to use recycled materials in their art making.

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