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Project: Create a Playful Universe inspired by Ignacio Iturria

Use mixed media to create forms and settings inspired by the work of Ignacio Iturria

In this NEU To Do for Kids project, young artists will work with foil, tape, cardboard and paper to create forms and a playful scene within a box frame. As they assemble the scene and arrange the forms, students will explore how light, shadow, and positive and negative spaces can enhance their sculptures.

Download the Project Worksheet

Materials Needed

  • A cardboard frame (such as the top to a shoe box) or canvas board
  • Aluminum foil
  • Stock, construction and/or cardboard paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue or glue stick
  • Masking tape
  • Newspaper or tarp to protect your work surfaces.

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.