Transfer students from this spring’s first-year Intro to Product Design studio were invited to exhibit their work in Art Parts Creative Reuse Center, a Boulder non-profit, during the month of March. Students crafted hanging mobiles that feature upcycled and donated supplies from Art Parts to communicate the essence of a product they selected for analysis. The six student projects on display were selected by Teaching Associate Professor Jeremy Ehly and Lecturer Amy Saunders.
Art Parts has become an invaluable local resource for environmental design students, allowing them to manifest, and often discover, their formal intentions for studio projects via inexpensive prototyping. For many students a trip to Art Parts has become a critical part of their design inspiration journey. Art Parts' ethos of upcycling otherwise unused art and craft materials strongly ties in with the program’s goals towards sustainability and creative reuse.