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Trash to Treasure - Recycled Art Workshop

The Trash to Treasure art workshop offers a fantastic range of tried & tested creative workshops to engage young people in reusing ordinary materials they encounter regularly. They will interact with everyday items to create attractive and even useful craft items that they can enjoy at home after the sessions.  This helps young people learn how to reuse materials creatively instead of disposing of them. It's vitally important for today's younger generation to learn about recycling and sustainability. The Trash to Treasure art workshops enable them to learn in a creative manner.

What happens on this recycled art workshop?

The students can participate in a range of creative projects through the Trash to Treasure art workshop. For quick and easy workshop sessions lasting 15-45 minutes, participants can choose from; juice carton wallets, button bracelets, greeting card boxes, mini bunting, clear-up-your-clutter can or CD sun-catchers. For longer workshops, students can learn to create; personalised notebooks, sock creatures, cupcake pin-cushions, shabby chic brooches or junk mail jewellery. We will happily advise on what programme or combination of workshops will suit your group.

What areas does this recycled art workshop cover on the national curriculum?

This workshop is a perfect cross curricular introduction to sustainability and recycling that discusses educational tools to reuse, reduce and recycle.

Citizenship - Developing skills of participation and responsible action.

Geography - importance of sustainable development, environmental issues, resource issues, recognising how the environment may be improved or sustained.


What will young people get from this recycled art workshop?

Young people will have the opportunity to learn the value of the materials around them, reusing and giving new life to resources rather than sending them to landfill or leaving them stuffed in the back of a cupboard! It's a perfect way to learn about recycling and sustainability in a non-lecturing environment. Participants also learn crafting skills and generally relax and have a good chat with others in the group.

What do young people say about this recycled art workshop?

I really enjoyed turning milk cartons in to bird houses  - Tisha age 9

My cyber robot is really cool and its made from junk! James age 8

What sizes does this recycled art come in?

Workshops are available in both short drop-in style workshops or longer sessions where crafts take two hours or more to complete. All workshops can be tailored to the group's time constraints.

This workshop works well for festivals and community days too.

How many young people can this recycled art accommodate?

This art workshop can accommodate groups of various sizes depending on activity. 

Like the sound of this workshop?

You might also like to check out our other art workshops:

Creative Arts workshop Galore- Textiles and Arts workshop

Or our other business and enterprise workshops:

Dragon's Den Style- Business & Enterprsie workshop

Contact us about this recycled art workshop?

Our workshops can vary in cost, so please provide us with some more information eg, numbers, location and the workshop you are interested in and we will provide you with a personal quote.



We are very proud to say that we always aim to beat our competitor's costs whilst providing first class practitioners who will inspire and engage the young people they are delivering too! (Just take a look at our testimonials

Workshops & activities suitable for:
Young People , Arts Award, Brownies & Girl Guides, Community Groups, Curriculum Enrichment workshop, Early Years, Housing Associations, Key Stage 1 - Workshops for Primary Schools, Key Stage 2 - Workshops for Primary Schools, Key Stage 3 - Workshops for Secondary Schools, Key Stage 4 - Workshops for Secondary Schools, Kids Parties & Events, Libraries & Museums, NEETS, PRUs, SEN, Teacher Training, Youth Organisations

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Contact us about this workshop

This workshop is available across the north of England and much of the rest of the country. We can also create a workshop especially for you – taking your budget, timeframes and location into consideration.

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