This Eco Friendly Art Project Applies Choice Based Education Methods. Students incorporate research, sketching, critiques, and the elements of art and design to create a functioning object or apparel item of their choice made out of recycled objects. The unit applies the Common Core Standards, Choice-Based Education methods and the NY Blueprints for Teaching and Learning in the Arts. Ms. Merdjan and her students were mentioned in the NY Times for their involvement in this project and it's connection to The Ripley's Believe It Or NOT! Times Square/NYCATA/UFT HS Challenge: Materials Matter. Two of her students won awards for their Green Project Designs. As seen in the link below, the Flower Fixture design won the Scholastic Art and Writing Award. Corsinnova a corset made of recycled bags won the PS Art Award which gave her student a scholarship and the opportunity to exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Click here to see Green Project Designs from Bard High School Early College Queens.