Cardboard Sculpture INSPIRED BY TRAVEL - Due to recent restrictions, travelling for pleasure seems a distant memory or a whimsical fantasy. We were invited by The Royal West of England Acade...
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- Lets Make Art
5 - 16 years
- Royal West of England Academy
- Lets Make Art Sculpture House of Cards
Cardboard Sculpture INSPIRED BY TRAVEL - Due to recent restrictions, travelling for pleasure seems a distant memory or a whimsical fantasy. We were invited by The Royal West of England Academy of Art to provide a half term workshop using sculpture as a starting point. We created a simple tutorial inspired by Charles and Ray Eames, House of Cards.
There are more possibilities for this activity; by using different shapes or colour coordinating shapes to make it more abstract. Your sculpture can be based on your real family travels or it can be completely imaginary. Where would you like to go as a family? What would you love to explore? Now try to express that together using the immediacy of cardboard and quick-drying colour and collage to create an abstract sculpture.
The original House of Cards were designed in 1952. Exemplifying Charles and Ray Eames appreciation for the uncommon beauty of common things, what they called the ‘good stuff’, chosen to celebrate “familiar and nostalgic objects from the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms”.
The cards also feature images taken from the Eames own collection of photographs of textured or coloured surfaces, such as fabrics, Victorian decoupage, and printed marbled or Chinese papers.
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