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Stand back, because we’re turning the whimsy up to 10 today. For the last few weeks, I’ve kept a fun secret, and am SO, SO thrilled to announce that we’ve joined a fabulously gifted group of lovelies over at ART CAMP to celebrate a full week of women in art!
My smart, ever-stylish, and dear friend Arielle has put SO much time and talent into pulling together a most excellent list of distinctive artists to highlight for her annual International Women’s Art Collective this year. To say I’m both extraordinarily humbled AND proud to cut cardboard among this innovative crowd is a total understatement!
Featuring projects inspired by timeless talents like Helen Frankenthaler and current greats like Shantell Martin, you’re in for a MASSIVE, eye-popping, art-laden treat with this series. You can follow along with us this week as Arielle reveals each project on ART CAMP’s Instagram, or visit them all on her blog here.
Our own colorful DIY collaged cardboard castles are a buildable ode to spring, and kid-made tribute to the work of artist Theresa Burga. The supplies don’t get any simpler, the opportunities for creative themes are boundless, and these collaged building blocks can be twisted, turned and stacked to create castle variations a-plenty!
And teachers take note…this stacking STEAM-filled project has “collaborative class project” written ALLLLL over it.
The bones of our cardboard castles are boxes & tubes you probably already have quite a few of at home, so start gathering, then head over to our post on ART CAMP for all the details.
In addition to supplies and instructions, you’ll also find more background information and imagery of Burga’s own playful sculptures, in case you want to take the inspiration in your very own direction!
We’re big into playing with our art over here, so if these fanciful fairy-tale building blocks have you swooning, take a swing by our colorful recycled cardboard love shacks, Memphis-style paper sculptures, cardboard box city neighborhood, or paper and cardboard BIG city landscape books.
For those of you who love the combination of art & play, you can’t miss our collection of over 40 functional art projects for kids!