Creative Thinking Challenge: Oopsy Doopsy

Oopsy Doopsy


That mistake is not a mistake. It’s art!

Creative Thinking Prompt: Oopsy Doopsy!  Many artists start out their projects with a specific end goal. Often that original idea is altered by a mistake that occurs during the art process. Many artists use that mistake to turn their projects into a work of art that the artist could not have imagined otherwise.

Try your hand at turning mistakes into works of art. Remember art is not perfectionism; it’s about expression.

1) Crumple up a piece of paper. Unfold it. Outline some of the folds. Using those lines, create an image.

2) Make a tear (or a few tears) in a piece of paper. Create an art piece, incorporating the tear into your art.

3) Drop a blob of paint on a piece of paper and smear it with your finger. After it dries, incorporate the paint blob into an art image.

4) Take discarded paper and rip it into shreds. Using those shreds, arrange them to form a picture.

Think Deeper: What other mistakes can you think of that you can recreate into a work of art?

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