Musical Scribbles
(grades 6-12)
 
 

Often used as a warm-up for more complex poetry/art projects, this project uses music to inspire gestural, abstract drawing....or scribbles. Inspired by artists such as Cy Twombly, Kenneth Patchen, and Robert Rauschenberg, this activity exposes students to a variety of music (Mozart, tangos, afro-pop) and encourages them to use different medium (pastel, colored pencils, markers) to create beautiful scribbles. Then, they brainstorm language and choose a single word or phrase to insert into their picture. These examples are from Fenton High School and Blackhawk Middle School in Bensenville, IL.

 
 

 

Electrifying
Running In Flowers
They Danced to Forget
Destruction
 
 
 

 

 
 
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