Teachers Discover A New Use For Day Old Bread

Thursday, July 12th 2007, 5:00 pm
By: News On 6

Well what could you create from a few pieces of bread? That was the assignment for a group of advanced placement high school art teachers at the University of Tulsa this week. The News On 6’s Rick Wells reports they created everything from an asiago alligator to Marilyn Mon-"roll", all out of bread.

Advanced placement art teachers from all over the country are in Tulsa to take day old bread and make it a piece of art. There’s an alligator sculpted from some asiago bread, and Marilyn Monroe’s image in bread. Weatherford art teacher Marcia Carman made a fish. She says the difficult part was not the sculpting out, but the sticking together.

"Glue is an issue with bread, finally hot glue will stick," she said.

This is the third year for this seminar. Panera Bread donates the bread and Patricia Winnard leads the seminar. She says bread forces the teachers to think creatively.

"Advanced placement encourages the out of the box kind of thinking," seminar instructor Patricia Winnard said.

The art seminar is part of four weeks of advanced placement teacher training at TU this summer.

The bread creations are on display at the Hogue Gallery in Phillips Hall, and visitors to the exhibit can nominate their favorite bread sculptures. The winner will be announced Friday morning. They’ll win a Panera Bread gift basket and a set of textbooks chosen by the instructor.

Watch the video: Teachers Learn To Turn Bread Into Art