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Damien Hirst Art Project - Shark 

Damien Hirst used real dead sharks and large glass tanks filled with formaldehyde to create his work. However, we are just going to use card!

First, you'll need to draw or print this box template. 

Print and cut out, or draw this flat box.

Once you have cut out the card to this template, lightly sketch the shark on each face. As you want the shark to appear inside the box, draw it from a different perspective on each face of the template.

Be mindful of where you draw the shark, so when you construct the box it's the right way up.

Be mindful of where you draw the shark, so when you construct the box it's the right way up.

Next, colour your shark. Sharks usually have a dark grey body with a lighter underbelly, but because this shark is in a big tank, the formaldehyde gives it's a blue green tint, similar to how it would look underwater.

Next, colour your shark. Sharks usually have a dark grey body with a lighter underbelly, but because this shark is in a big tank, the formaldehyde gives it's a blue green tint.

Colour the background a teal colour to make it look like it's in the formaldehyde. 

Colour the background teal to make it look like it's in the formaldehyde. 

Turn the box over and score across the fold lines, being careful not to cut all the way through, then fold your box into shape.

then fold your box into shape.

To finish this project off, paint white lines around the edge and down the sides and across the top to make it look like the shark is in it's cage.

To finish this project off, paint white lines around the edge and down the sides to make it look like the shark is in it's cage.

Damien Hirst.

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