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!