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Project: Create Shadow Art Using Biomorphic Forms

In this week’s NEU To Do for Kids project, young artists will use a light source and a combination of organic and geometric objects to cast shadows that can be traced on paper to create biomorphic art.

This project is inspired by the surrealism and abstract expressionist work of artist William Baziotes.

Download the Project Worksheet

Materials Needed

  • Paper (any will do but a heavier paper will be better if you choose to use paint)
  • Pencils (regular or colored) or markers to trace
  • Paint (water or acrylic), paint brushes, crayons or charcoal to fill in the negative spaces.
  • Objects to cast shadows: Be creative! You can use plastic toys or animal figures, a rock or piece of fruit, a plant or flowers that can standd upright.
  • A sunny day!

Be sure to share your creations with us on social media #NEUtoDoKids!


These activities were created in collaboration with the Neuberger Museum of Art Education Department and Diana Puglisi, Curator of Education, Youth & Adult Programs.