Saturday Art Club – Outside Art

Be inspired by our Eduardo Paolozzi Sculpture ‘ Hamlet in a Japanese Manner,’ in our TASTE! exhibition at GoMA and make your own fun chalk designs outside.

Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) was a Scottish Sculptor and artist. He is one of the earliest known ‘Pop Artists’. These artists, like Paolozzi’s contemporary Andy Warhol, used vibrant colours and images from everyday life to make vivid artworks which popped with colour. Some of Paolozzi’s sculptures are brightly coloured with different abstract shapes that look like  machine parts.

For this project you will only need coloured chalk and your imagination. If you don’t have any chalk you could use twigs or leaves or coloured petals you find outside.

Make some small sketches of how you would like your two dimensional fantasy sculpture to look or just start mapping it out on the ground with your chalk or some coloured tape.

Think of as many shapes as you can: circles, squares, rectangles, diamonds, semi circles, wavy lines, dotted lines. Now start colouring in these shapes using lots of different colours.

When you finish colouring in, remove the tape, if you’ve used it, to see your perfectly lined chalk drawing!

Look at Paolozzi’s sculpture at GoMA below – can you see any resemblance to your chalk drawing?

Paolozzi was inspired by many things including all the sweet wrappers in his parents’ sweet shop, where he grew up surrounded by colour. Be inspired by all the colours around you to make your own chalk drawing!

Most importantly have fun and remember to share your creations with us in the comments section or on social media! #SaturdayArtClub

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