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Appropriate, Mash-Up, and Mutate | Virtual Bonus Open Studio

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is suspending all public events to support community-wide efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Join us on our social media platforms as we work to bring the museum to you. You’ll find this program on CAMHouston’s Instagram at the scheduled event time.

Slowed and Throwed is an exhibition orbiting around the late Houston legend DJ Screw. Inspired by his “chopped and screwed” songs originally created by other musical artists, guests will tear, cut, layer, and reimagine popular culture images into new works of art.

Slowed and Throwed features unconventional photography and new media created by strategies paralleling the musical methods of the innovative DJ. In their photo-adjacent practices the visual artists appropriate, mash-up, collage, and mutate photographic inputs, in addition to slowing time.


Paper for background (construction paper, card stock, copy paper, etc.)

Paper for collaging (magazines, books, scrap paper, etc.)

Adhesive (craft clue, glue sticks, tape)

Drawing utensils (crayons, colored pencils, markers, pens)




Find a place at home where you can safely layout your materials and comfortably work on your artwork.



Take your time to look through your books and magazines to choose images you want to use. If photos are not available to you, draw images or shapes. Tear or cut out for your artwork.



Select a layout, then arrange your images. Glue or tape down your images.



Using your drawing materials, add color, text, and patterns to re-imagine your images into new works of art.



Take a picture and share your work! Be sure to tag us using the hashtags #MuseumFromHome #ConnectWithCAMH


Layering and Collage – art made by stacking and sticking various different materials such as photographs and pieces of paper on to a backing.

Go further

Family Review for Slowed and Throwed

Teacher Guide for Slowed and Throwed

About Open Studio

CAMH’s Open Studio events feature drop-in, hands-on activities that draw inspiration from the exhibitions on view. The first Saturday of every month you will have an opportunity to explore imaginative concepts inspired by world-renowned artists who show at the Museum by making your own artworks in response to theirs. Experiment with new materials, explore fresh ideas, and make new friends. Whether you stay for five minutes or two hours, you’re invited to interact with art in new and profound ways at Open Studio. All ages are welcome; admission is always free.