By Deedra Baker, Program Director

This hands-on make & take workshop is a colorful and funky introduction to three-dimensional art. Using everyday objects and basic art/craft supplies, students will explore line, shape, and color in a sculpture that is creative and a one-of-kind!

Use whatever supplies you have on hand—this is a creative reuse project. Below are suggestions of what you can use to make your Funky Sculpture!

Supply List:

  • Cardboard
  • Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Construction Paper
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Straws
  • Colored Foam
  • Buttons
  • Beads
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils

Use a 4 x 5-inch piece of cardboard as the base of your sculpture. Begin to sort through the funky, found objects you want to use to create your artwork. Cut construction paper into shapes and stripes. You can then crinkle, fold, and roll the paper to make funky elements for your sculpture.

Begin to create your funky sculpture’s composition. Balance the shapes—big or little—and think about how your colors work together—complementary colors or warm & cool colors.

You can draw lines and shapes onto any of your pieces of paper to add more funk to your artwork. Begin to glue or tape down your pieces to the cardboard base. Try to utilize the entire surface of your piece of cardboard.

Funky Sculpture!


By Deedra Baker, Program Director

“A form gives me an idea, this idea evokes another form, and everything culminates in figures, animals, and things I had no way of foreseeing in advance.”  — Joan Miró

This hands-on make & take workshop uses creative drawing and painting techniques inspired by Joan Miró. Students will investigate figures, animals, and things through the use of the elements of design.

Joan Miró Inspiration:

Supply List:

  • Drawing Paper
  • Pencils
  • Markers

Use Joan Miro’s artwork as inspiration. Draw lines, shapes, and forms—think about fun creatures to draw. You can start by using a pencil or a black marker to draw.

Use color and black markers for your design.

Utilize the entire paper and create an interesting composition.