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Christo and Jeanne-Claude Art Project

Christo and Jeanne-Claude were famous for wrapping objects with fabric. For this project, you'll need some string or rope, some white or coloured fabric and some objects or toys with recognisable shapes.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude were famous for wrapping objects fabric. For this project, you'll need some string or rope, some white or coloured fabric and some objects or toys with recognisable shapes.

Start by draping the fabric over your object.

Start by draping the fabric over your object.

Then, tightly tie the string around, making knots, changing the direction of the string and thinking about the form of the object.

Then, tightly tie the string around, making knots, changing the direction of the string and thinking about the form of the object.

Most of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's large scale wrapped art is made to be temporary, but they created sketches and took photographs of their work. This is a great chance for you to draw your wrapped object and concentrate on the shading and lines the string makes. Drawing on brown, grey or coloured card will help your highlights and shading stand out. It would be beneficial if you could light the object from one side with a table spot lamp and exaggerate the shadow lines across the held sheet material. Below are our attempts but your efforts will make exciting and interesting drawings.

Most of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's large scale wrapped art is made to be temporary, but they created sketches and took photographs of their work. Draw your wrapped object and photograph. In your drawings, study the highlights and shading closely.

if you could light the object from one side with a table spot lamp and exaggerate the shadow lines across the held sheet material. Below is our attempt but your efforts will make exciting and interesting drawings.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

 

 

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