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By: MAG Artists
Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - May 23, 2020
Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home:
You will be sculpting an organic relief out of found objects onto matboard and applying neon paint to make your organic relief world come to life! Think coral reefs and strange plants!
*Although we won’t have Lyndal Osborne’s exhibit available to look at due to the pandemic, we strongly encourage anyone making this project to take a look at Lyndal’s work online: Lyndal Osborne "Tracing Tides".
Organic Shapes - are defined as shapes that are irregular or asymmetrical in appearance and tend to have a curvy flow to them.
*Nearly all shapes found in nature are organic in appearance. Leaves, flowers etc.
You can download the instructions here.
What You Need: a square of cardboard, interesting shaped recyclables: egg carton cups, bottle caps, coffee ?lters, bubble wrap, etc., beads, pipe cleaners, brushes, hot glue or a really good tacky glue, neon & white acrylic paint.
Step 1: Cut out a square of cardboard for your base. About 5x5” or 6x6”. Assemble your collection of recycled materials. Cut out pieces of egg carton, bubble wrap, and what have you.
Step 2: Before glueing anything down, play around with the composition of your piece. Try stacking your recyclables in different ways and putting more or less of different objects in until you figure out a composition that makes you happy!
*Remember, we want our pieces of recycled material to resemble serious ORGANIC SHAPES, such as corals, rock formations, or underwater plants.
Step 3: Begin gluing pieces together.
Step 4: Once your pieces are all in place, paint everything with white acrylic paint. This will help your next coat of paint appear more vibrant.
Step 5: Once your base coat of paint is dry, have fun painting your sculpture with neon paints!