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Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - April 03, 2021

Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home:

Cubist Inspired Bunnies

Cubists liked to include all sides and angles of their subject matter in their art. We will be drawing a bunny from a couple different angles and then colouring it in with various colours of oil pastels.

Don't forget to tag us on Facebook, Twitter @RedDeerMuseum or Instagram @rdmag #MAGsatathome with your creations! We'd love to see them.

Template- is a form, mold, or pattern used as a guide to make something. A ruler is a template when used to draw a straight line.

Cubism- the breaking down of objects or figures into distinct areas, or planes. The artist aimed to show different viewpoints at the same time and within the same space.

Oil Pastel- is a painting or drawing material with characteristics similar to soft pastels and wax crayons. They consist of pigment mixed with a non-drying oil and wax binder.

You can download the instructions in an 11x17 pdf format here .

What You Need: white paper either 9x12” or 11x14”, pencil, 7-8 different coloured oil pastels, black sharpie, egg shaped template, 3 different sized circle templates

Step 1: Prepare your templates for your drawing. Using the egg template and a pencil, cover your page with drawn eggs. *Have some eggs overlap for added interest in the finished piece!

Step 2: Use your largest circle template (a dessert plate works well) for the bunnies body, the middle sized one for the head, and the smallest one for a tail. You can now also draw on ears and feet!

Step 3: Use the black sharpie to outline the bunny.
*One of the goals of this art project, is to make sure every section is coloured and that no 2 same colours touch!

Step 4: Begin with the bunny and fill in each section a different colour. By starting with the bunny, you can get use to figuring out how to not have 2 same colours touching! *Having a limited colour pallet requires you to think more about where your colours should be placed.

Step 5: Colour in the sections around your bunny making sure every section is coloured and then step back to view your completed work of art!

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