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How To: Make Art like Jean Dubuffet - Family Activities

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1 Jun 2021
4 min watch

Take inspiration from Jean Dubuffet's art and learn more about Art Brut with our fun animated video to make you and your family feel creative. 

Illustrations were created by Aleesha Nandhra; students from The Garden School and The Sydney Russell School; artists from the Submit to Love Studio at Headway East London - Billy Mann, Chris Miller, Ken Hazeldine, Sam Jevon, Simon Letchford and Tirzah Mileham.


0:04 - Introduction: Who was Jean Dubuffet? Find out more about the artist and his style of art.

0:36 - True Face: Look closely at someone's face for 10 seconds, then look away and try to draw their portrait.

1:13 - Art Brut: learn about Dubuffet's term for people who didn't go to art school but made incredibly powerful artwork. Get inspired by Fleury-Joseph Crepin's symmetrical works and draw your own fantastical temple.

1:52 - Paris Circus: Draw your own street scene, inspired by Dubuffet.

2:19 - The Collection Returns: Take inspiration from Auguste Forestier and drawn your own mythical animal.

2:48 - L'Hourloupe: Create your own radical, new pattern by doodling.

3:33 - Magical Materials: Choose everyday materials and combine them to make an artwork.

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