Carmen Herrera. Untitled. 1952. Acrylic on canvas, 25 × 60" (63.5 × 152.4 cm). Gift of Agnes Gund and Tony Bechara

Create with Line, Shape, and Color

Spend time making art with your family with these videos, featuring activities inspired by works in MoMA’s collection. Recommended for ages four and up.
Jul 7, 2020

What can you make with just one shape? How can an arrangement of squares show an emotion? What can you design with lines? Explore these questions through art making with materials like paper, scissors, and tape or glue. We hope the Heyman Family Art Lab: Line, Shape, Color series will encourage you to tap into your creativity with these open-ended projects. More art-making videos for adults and kids from MoMA’s Department of Education are available on MoMA’s YouTube channel.

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Design an Emoji

Look closely at the original NTT DOCOMO emoji designs by Shigetaka Kurita, then create your own with simple materials in this activity led by Amber Hunnicutt.

Shigetaka Kurita. Emoji. 1998–99

Shigetaka Kurita. Emoji. 1998–99

Create with Just One Shape

Experiment with repeating one shape to make an artwork inspired by Hélio Oiticica, Anna Maria Maiolino, and Lygia Pape in this activity led by Elizabeth Margulies, joined by her son.

Hélio Oiticica. Metaesquema No. 348. 1958

Hélio Oiticica. Metaesquema No. 348. 1958

Create a Line Composition

Take inspiration from artists such as Ellsworth Kelly, Carmen Herrera, and Bridget Riley, then make your own line composition considering color, pattern, layering, and transforming 2D to 3D. Maybe the colorful arrangements created by Cari Frisch and her son will inspire you, too!

Carmen Herrera. Untitled. 1952

Carmen Herrera. Untitled. 1952

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