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Unconventional Art

Unconventional Art

Art doesn’t need to be confined to traditional mediums like canvas and oil paint. Creative artists continually explore new horizons and unconventional art forms. From coffee grounds to plastic bags, these mediums are inspiring and innovative. Let’s dive into the fascinating world of alternative, unconventional art! 


Trash Art

This form of art involves using discarded materials such as plastic, metal, and paper to create sculptures, installations, and other works of art. A notable artist is Tom Deininger, who creates intricate pieces using trash. Oftentimes, trash art is used to make a statement about the impact of pollution in our world.


Coffee Grounds Painting

Using coffee grounds as a painting medium adds texture and a unique sepia tone to artwork. Experiment with mixing coffee grounds with water, to vary the concentration and create different shades. Apply your coffee grounds to canvas or paper to create a unique piece.


Melted Crayon Art

Melted crayon art involves using heat to melt crayons onto a canvas, creating vibrant and abstract drips of color. Artists can use a hairdryer or heat gun to control the flow of melted wax.


Altered Books

Transforming old books into works of art, altered book artists cut, fold, paint, and collage pages to create three-dimensional sculptures. This form of mixed media art allows for a unique blend of literature and visual creativity.


Digital Collage

Artists can create collages and art pieces using digital tools and software. Another form of digital art known as GIF art involves the use of animated images to convey a message or evoke emotions. This medium allows for a dynamic and interactive artistic experience.


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Rachel Hodis
Rachel is the Director of Marketing at Hodis Learning & Music. She has years of experience in marketing and public relations. Rachel is also an experienced reading, writing, English, and Spanish tutor.