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Representing My Home | Virtual Bonus Open Studio

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Slowed and Throwed is an exhibition orbiting around the late Houston legend DJ Screw, whose work created a signature Texas sound with the collaboration of the featured rappers who appeared on his tapes—each representing their Houston neighborhood. Inspired by artists’ need to creatively share their community pride, construct a three-dimensional collage in honor of your personal representation of home.


Think of your personal representation of home.

Create a sculptural collage of your home.


Materials

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

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

Adhesive (craft clue, glue sticks, tape)

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

Recycled materials (straws, plastic bottles, paper towel rolls)

Scissors


Instructions

01. LAYOUT MATERIALS

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

 

02. SKETCH YOUR SCULPTURE

Draw out your idea first. Make your drawing fun! It will help get an idea of how shapes will meet up.

 

03. FIND A BASE/ARRANGE IMAGES

It’s a good idea to use cardboard, heavy paper or recycled materials to build the sculpture on the base. Then arrange your shapes and images. Glue or tape everything down to bring your home to life.

 

04. PERSONALIZE

Using your drawing materials, add color, text, and patterns to enhance your representation of home.

 

05. SHARE

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


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.