Donated items find new life as art projects

High school art students turned discarded bowling pins into works of art inspired by famous artists. The objective of the assignment was to replicate a two-dimensional famous painting onto a three-dimensional bowling pin.

Students had the added task of mixing their own colors using only primary-colored paint; red, blue and yellow to create secondary and tertiary colors. They also learned to create tints by adding white and black for a shade.

Art history was also a facet of this project. Students researched the history of their artist and painting of choice and at the end of the lesson talked about their work with their classmates. 

All the bowling pins were donated from Ideal Bowling Center and Green's Bowl O Drome.​ A few students painted sports team logos on bowling pins to be donated as a thank you to the bowling alleys.

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