Arrange the Rainbow!

Instructor: Lia Ferro

April 22nd is the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. Let’s celebrate by creating a piece of artwork that is inspired by one of the world’s natural wonders, a rainbow! In this project, we will use materials that might normally go right into the recycling bin to create beautiful art from re-purposed supplies.

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What you will need:
• Magazines, catalogs, junk mail.
• Base paper. This could be printer paper but you could also use paper or cardboard from your recycling bin.
• A pencil, marker, or crayon.
• Scissors. You can also just tear your paper if need be.
• A glue stick. If you don’t have a glue stick, you can also create this project and take a picture of it as a completed work.

1. Using your pencil, divide your base paper vertically with five evenly spaced lines to create six sections. Label each section in order of the colors of the rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple. See photos for example.

2. Grab your magazines and collage materials. You are on a scavenger hunt to find colors. Looking at the photos, think about what colors you are seeing. Cut out all of the colors of the rainbow.

3. Arrange your colors in their designated sections. A picture of a bright tree will go in the green section and a picture of a stop sign will go in the red section, but what about an image of a blue/ green ocean? Does this go in the blue section or the green section? Any colors in between can be placed on the lines separating the sections. Make sure you cover the whole paper until no white is showing.

4. The last step is to share your art with us! We want to see all the beautiful rainbows you create! Tag us @arlingtonartscenter with the hashtag #aacartonline

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