La Crescent students use reclaimed paint for art project

Published On: Apr 15 2013 11:40:07 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 16 2013 07:28:55 AM CDT

One man's trash becomes a group of students' art.

Students at La Crescent Montessori worked with a local artist Monday to paint on cardboard boxes. But instead of the traditional paint, they used reclaimed latex house paint.

The artist teaching said it's a sloppy technique, but it gets the students thinking outside of the box.

"Things that could be considered waste could be used for useful, functional, in this case, artisitic things," said local artist and educator Jamie Harper.

The students' projects will be combined into a single piece that will be hung up in the school.