For this month’s Open Studio theme we’re exploring Maps and Data.
For this week’s challenge pick your favorite color and go around your home, yard, or neighborhood to collect all of the things of that color. How many different objects did you find? How many shades of that color do you see? Can you recreate all the different color ranges using markers, colored pencils or paints?
You don’t need an Open Studio, rather use recycled materials, your phone’s camera or pencil and paper.
Give yourself ten minutes to brainstorm each week’s prompt through word association, sketching or drawing the weekly challenge. Then bring your ideas to life as a three-dimensional object. Challenge yourself to use recycled materials and supplies that you can find around your house: discarded and clean food containers, bottle caps, egg cartons, foil, wine corks, cardboard, buttons, tape, scissors, maybe a hot glue gun.
Show and tell time after each! Share your drawing with friends and describe your scene. How did you use uncommon materials to express your vision? What challenges did these unconventional materials create? What ways did you problem solve or use these materials in a new way?
Share your creations on social media by tagging #myCMAstudio.
Be well, and look for more creative challenges while we bring you #myCMAatHome.
-Megan Green brings more than a decade of creative entrepreneurship into her role at CMA as the Manager of Studio of Initiatives. She’s shared her passion for supporting artists through her direction at Craftin’ Outlaws and Midwest Craft Con.
Open Studio is a drop- in program hosted on Saturdays and part of CMA’s JPMorgan Chase Center for Creativity Studio to explore ideas, solve creative challenges, and collaborate with friends and family. We look forward to inviting you back to Open Studio and other CMA experiences when we reopen to the public.