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Project innovate guidelines 2013

  1. 1. PROJECT: INNOVATE 2013 Recycled Fashion Challenge  PAEA Regional Show: Kutztown University -- May 4th 2013 Noon-2pm  PAEA annual conference 2013 in Bethlehem, PA Saturday Oct. 19th 2013 Project Coordinator: Mrs. Amy Migliore PAEA Design Issues Chair www.project-innovate.netDesign Challenge: o Design a Trashion outfit . ( Trash + Fashion=Trashion) Wearable art that is innovative in design and uses ‘trash’ material. (R.R.A.N.T.) o Participate: Participate in a regional show by modeling an actual outfit. Winners from regional shows will be invited to the Fall Conference Showcase. Designers do not have to model—they can have a friend wear the outfit. o Showcase: Share with PA colleagues by documenting your creations digitally (on i.e. Prezi or Slideshare) and send in for the PAEA show in October if you can’t make a regional show or the students can’t make it to the conference.Guidelines: With what do we create? R.R.A.N.T. 1. The overall visual impression should be made with—100% R.R.A.N.T. materials (Recycled, Re-purposed, Altered & Non-Traditional) *what you use for fastening, does not count—you can sew, use Velcro, duct tape, etc… 2. Must be made to wear on the runway. Does not need to be practical for everyday use, but a human should be able to model it on the runway without it falling apart. 3. All outfits should have at least one complementary R.R.A.N.T. accessory to finish the ensemble. 4. Must be able to walk up or down stairs in outfit for runway and photo shootMODELS: *Students should all wear undergarments, spandex or dance attire under their outfits! We don’t want any wardrobe malfunctions on the runway.Judging criteria: Guest Judges will evaluate and pick top winners by the following guidelines:High Honors: General Judging for all categories is based on the Visual Design criteria below. 1. Wearable Art 2. Compositional Design 3. Craftsmanship 4. Visual Impact 1 Amy Migliore
  2. 2. Trashion Style Choices: Choose the category that best represents your recycled fashion vision and materials or concept. What Trashion Style choice will be your starting point? Ask yourself as a designer what inspires you. The following are suggestions. This challenge is meant to enliven your authentic art creation, not limit it.1. Materials-Based *R.R.A.N.T. Inspired by the collection of materials or the altered techniques of using them as design elements a. Recycled, Re-purposed, altered, non-traditional *Connection: environmental science( how and why and where recycled materials and trash go…), math (estimate, charts, stats of materials consumed, etc…percentages of product that is post- consumer material…), art history (Stuff through the decades…)2. Concept- Based:--inspired about representing an idea a. Non-literal or abstract concepts and ideas (i.e. Earth, wind and fire suit) b. Inspired by a book or movie series… c. Inspired by another art form or Mash-up of several genres…. (music, dance, etc…) d. *Wizard of OZ inspiration *Connections: Related Arts (music, theater, etc…), literature3. Global Connections:--search the globe for inspiration. a. Represent and alter ideas based on tribes, cultural costumes for holidays, wardrobe of royalty and headdresses b. A visual mash-up (like an Asian Kimono with an Native American tribal head dress…) *Social Studies Connection, World languages, Art History, GeographyTrashion Style Choice:  Please Circle: 1 2 3  Your own original Title for the work:_______________________________  Team Members:  Sponsor School:________________________ Sponsor teacher:____________________________ 2 Amy Migliore
  3. 3. Adopt-A-Design Team Creating Community and engagement by building adult-student partnerships.We are looking for positive role models to cheer on our design teams to an amazing finish for the PAEA Design ChallengeShow. We would like one or more adults (could also be a department, former elementary principal, etc...) to sponsor adesign team! Very Low commitment… very high reward for the community and the individuals! You’ll know thestudents by name—that in itself will show the students they are valued and that their learning and success is expectedand will be celebrated by others! You don’t need to know anything about fashion, you just need to want to see amazingart occur and realize that you were part of helping in that end result.What are the adults sponsors expected to do?— 1. Encourage 2. Attend 3. *Help with Supplies (optional)How? 1. Encourage: Send notes, e-mails to show your interest, to encourage them and to offer feedback on their progress or just let them tell/show you about their designs and ideas. Maybe provide a surprise snack for their after school work sessions (you can send to the art teacher with a note ). Send them an inspirational quote that has inspired you or tell them about a time when you set a goal and worked hard to achieve it and how you overcame obstacles. 2. Attend: Please save the Date for _________ to attend the Recycled Fashion Showcase. You are also welcome to stop into any work sessions (we will alert you of those dates) and say hi or check on their progress and help celebrate them! At the show we will honor the sponsors with special tags and a photo with their team. 3. *Help with Supplies:  You can help collect the recyclables they need for their outfit/design.  You may want to contribute a small gift card for Michael’s, Joann Fabrics or Walmart for any surplus items like (Duct Tape) that is needed to finish off their ideas. *This is totally optional and will not be relayed to the teams as an expectation. This is only a suggestion of things you might want to consider.Why are adult sponsors needed?— We are embarking on an adventure with no certain pathway to solutions.Sometimes creating, inventing, discovering and doing something that doesn’t have a prescribed pattern or formula canbe lonely or overwhelming for artists and inventors. There is often a good amount of trial and error before excellence isachieved. For young artists, encouragement and belief in their vision and capabilities can help them to keep pushingforward to a finish that will surprise even themselves! Robert Frost may have romantically chosen the “path not taken”,but he left out the fact that it is often rocky and uncertain and requires encouragement and stamina when theadrenaline of choosing that path wears off. Many of these groups are super excited right now, but I want to challengethem to strive for excellence and that is sometimes where the reality of required effort starts to diminish their initialexcitement and commitment. However, if they proceed through that waning of emotions, they will often produceresults that are far beyond their years and everyone’s expectations. 3 Amy Migliore
  4. 4. Resources Online & Printed: *Terms to consider when searching online: Upcycled, Trashion, Re-Purposed, Recycled Art Eco-Funky, Recycled Art In general: 1. --Click on the art tab on the top menu bar to see recycled art 2. gallery of recycled art 3. -recycled artist who 4. recycled artist 5. recycled products online for sale—good gallery to check. 6. -Red Bull recycling competition and galleries 7. --Duct Tape Brand Prom Competition 8. –great store of eco-funky treasures 9. --wonderful site about eco-friendly products, art furntiture, etc… 10. --amazing site full of ideas!! 11. --Recycled Market 12. --best duct tape rose I’ve seenRecycled Fashion: 1. This west coast group has probably been doing trashion the longest… 2. article and some tips 3. inspiring blog on all things innovative and re-purposed! 4. Local Quakertown designer (who will also be one of the 2012 judges) 5. this is a group of eco-friendly trashion artists who sell their items on 6. novelline-golden-books-dress-3/Printed Publications: 1. --Altered Couture--magazine dedicated to altered and embellished clothing and accessories 2. --Cloth Paper Scissors—magazine focused on mixed media and altered, decorated creations 4 Amy Migliore
  5. 5. 3. --Green Craft--semi-annual special magazine filled with recycled and re-purposes inspirations 4. Upcycled Accessories: 25 Projects Using Repurposed Plastic by Tracie Lampe 5. Craftcycle: 100+ Earth-Friendly Projects and Ideas for Everyday Living by Heidi Boyd— 6. Rubbish!: Reuse Your Refuse by Kate Shoup 7. Recycled Crafts Box by Laura C. Martin 8. Green Bling: Turning Bottles Into Bangles (Leisure Arts #4335) (Clever Crafter) by Heidi Borchers 9. 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse: Remake, Restyle, Recycle, Renew (1000 Series) by Garth Johnson 10. Fantastic Recycled Plastic: 30 Clever Creations to Spark Your Imagination by David Edgar and Robin A. EdgarRecycled Fashion Workshop Tips:  Contact paper and Lamination from the school library can turn almost anything thin and flat into re- purposed “fabric” (book pages, aluminum foil, candy bags and wrappers…)  Aluminum foil and newspaper twisted tightly can make a fairly strong cage for under a dress  Buy Velcro in 25 yard rolls. Velcro is great for attaching the seams and strap and closures of outfits and items.Emergency Repair Kit:Bring an emergency repair kit to have on handas models are getting dressed and parts or pieces come undone. Hot Glue and Glue Gun Packaging and Duct Tape Scissors Velcro Bobby Pins Wire and wire cutters Needles and thread 5 Amy Migliore
  6. 6. Judging criteria:A. Wearable Art: Couture ….The emphasis is on sculpture that is wearable or fashion that is art! The shape, contour and movement of the outfit on the body. Unique details, fresh Ideas and cool experimental techniques! Score______B. Composition: Unity, Balance, Harmony Good design-- looks like it works well together—it has Unity. Does the outfit look like it is still an experiment or do all the parts of the outfit “work together” to create a unified look? Score______C. Craftsmanship and Technique— It looks intentionally designed & Finished There was care and pride put into finishing the piece(s). The edges, attachment areas & details were considered an important part of finalizing the outfit. There is visual evidence of the designer’s commitment to excellence! Score______D. Visual Impact: The overall attraction and impact of the piece. Is it eye-catching and intriguing? Multiple accessories, incredible innovative design, superb craftsmanship. Score______ SCORES1= Simple yet effective in meeting the basic requirements.2=Creativity is very evident. This is a perfect example of the amazing things students of this age can and shouldaccomplish. This is good stuff!3= Excellent, great visual appeal! Above and Beyond expectations! The risks really paid off well!! Fresh ideas &Sophistication! 6 Amy Migliore
  7. 7. Recycle & Renew WishlistDear Staff/Parents, You are invited to join us on this exciting journey of using recycled and junk items to design visual masterpieces. Our wish-list of reusable items can be found below. Please consider donating your unwanted items so we can ignite the students’ imaginations!Old School supplies: Pencil stubs, Dried markers, Tape roll cores (plastic and cardboard), broken staplersHousehold Items: *Washed —Soda cans, juice bottles and soda bottles Water bottles Cereal and food pantry boxes (thin, colorful cardboard) Candy bags, coffee filters, styrofoam cups, extra plastic utensils Colorful plastic bags (Mall bags, with logos Large pretzel/snack jugsFashion Items: High heels Old jewelry, purses Belt buckles, buttons, etc...Old Technology: Floppy disks, Small broken electronics Wires & cords Keyboards, mp3 players, cell phones…Garage items: Inner core of duct tape and making tape rolls Misc. tool box items —small (nuts, washers, etc….)Toy Box: Small figurines, Games and puzzles with missing pieces Anything that is small/medium in size and is made of plastic or woodParty and Craft Items: Old Mylar balloons (flattened) , Excess party streamers, hats, etc… Beads Yarn/string/embroidery floss**Please DO NOT donate the following: NO GLASS NO FABRICS or Stuffed Animals No computer Monitors 7 Amy Migliore
  8. 8. Recycled Depot Collecting, labeling and storing ideas Start off by sending out a Recycled Wish list to your building, department and parents. Suggestions: Collect Stuff:  Place containers outside your classroom or in faculty rooms or main office for donations to be easily collected.  If storage space is an issue in your art room (like most), consider asking your principal if you can have part of a space for storage (maybe a corner, wall or side) of a faculty lunch room, boiler room, etc… Since the items are not of high monetary value, you won’t have to excessively worry about them getting damaged or taken. Label Stuff:  After 3 years of collecting and experimenting, it seems easiest to label and organize stuff by materials and sizes -- o Metals-- Large and small bins o Plastics-- Large and small bins o Cardboard-- Large and small bins  Cardboard rolls and tubes o Toys, games and puzzles o Packaging (bubble wrap, envelopes, etc…) o Technology (computer parts)  Small computer keys, wires, etc… o Small Bins (make by cutting the tops off of gallon jugs and keeping the handle to hold):  Fruit netting  Old Jewelry  Bottle caps  Misc.  Buttons 8 Amy Migliore