Silhouettes  #MyCMAStudio Challenge

MyCMAStudio Silhouettes

We are exploring an updated version of paper silhouettes this week in our CMA Studio Challenge. 

Most likely you created a traditional outline of your facial profile which was traced against a dark piece of paper. You would then cut out the silhouette and then glue it to a contrasting background. 

For this challenge we encourage you to think outside the box on how you can enhance your silhouette.  Are there creative elements you can add that would speak to your individuality? Can you create a three-dimensional profile? What would a digital silhouette using your phone’s camera look like? What features do you notice first when completed? Do you view yourself differently? Does your silhouette represent your identity?

We encourage you to use materials and mediums that speak to you, be it sketching, collage, painting or photography. Get scrappy with items you can find in your home recycling bin or junk drawers. Share your creations on social media by tagging #myCMAstudio.  

Stay creative and look for more creative challenges online using #myCMAatHome.

Find a CMA Studio Challenge that speaks to you and thanks to everyone who has participated. 

-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.