Gallery: Newark Students Recreate Van Gogh’s Starry Night Using 5,000 B...

Students at South Street Elementary School in Newark, New Jersey are both artists and conservationists. After collecting over 5,000 bottle caps in their local community, the students arranged the caps into an eco-friendly 8-foot by 12-foot rendition of Vincent van Gogh’s famed Starry Night. The project, currently at The Newark Museum, was officially completed in June 2012 and was designed by South Street’s teachers as a way for students to get hands-on knowledge about conservation and to encourage them to become responsible global citizens.

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  1. andrea arguello March 31, 2013 at 12:01 pm
    Correction, we used more than 7,000 bottle caps to complete the mural and we collected approx. 50,000 bottle caps from students, parents, teachers and neighbors. Recycle and make art!
  2. andrea arguello March 30, 2013 at 10:52 pm
    Hi, My name is Andrea Arguello and I was in charge of this school wide project. I took this idea from the book Little Bottle Caps By Michelle Stitzlein,it was the perfect project to integrate recycling and art and the result was wonderful! We are very proud of our students, teachers, parents and community, this was possible because everybody worked towards a common goal, recyclying and making our school a better place for our students, they deserve it! Viva el arte!