This project was inspired by reading about the artist Louise Nevelson in the book WOMEN in ART. Louise created sculptures from found objects which she them often painted all black. I love the open-ended nature of this kind of project where you are free just to create any form using wooden components and glue.
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A selection of wooden or cardboard objects - blocks, parts of old toys, clothes pegs, wooden craft sticks, peg dolls, old puzzle pieces, thick cardboard tubes.
Paints - you could just use black or a variety of colours
We found to easier to begin our wooden sculptures using a large wooden block or tray and start building from there. Many of Louise Nevelson artworks were made as wall panels so you could begin with a flat base and build a textured panel or build a more 3D sculpture.
Once the glue had dried, we painted our artworks. My son decided to paint his all black in keeping with Louise Nevelson's work, my daughter (who usually has her own ideas about things!) painted hers all the colours.
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