Hi everyone! My name is Kayleigh Treshman and I am a programming intern at Art with a Heart.
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Art with a Heart is a nonprofit organization based in Baltimore, MD.
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AWAH’s mission is to enhance the lives of people in need through visual art!
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OBJECTIVE: Use recycled materials to create a unique planter for growing flowers or herbs.
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OBJECTIVE: To learn about artist Leo Sewell and create artwork in his “found object” style.
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Leo Sewell was born in Annapolis, Maryland
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His artworks are assemblages of metal, wood & plastic found in trash, yard sales & flea markets
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In the last 50 years, Sewell has made over 4,000 pieces of art!
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Gather up the materials to your own create recycled planter!
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Choose a recycled object. Be sure to clean it and remove the labels!
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Cut the bottle in half. Make sure its big enough to create a design!
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Prime the bottom half with white paint. It will make it easier to paint and design.
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While your paint dries, decide what kind of planter you want to make!
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Draw your design on a piece of paper or directly on your planter.
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Paint your recycled planter!
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Add eyes, nose, mouth, hair/fur, or any other decorations and features.
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You may need to use hot glue or krazy glue to reinforce your decorations to make sure they stay on!
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Add mod podge if you want to seal your decorations and paint on your planter.
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Let your planter dry. When dry, add plants and watch them grow!
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Thanks for watching!
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