Abstract Art with Craft Sticks

Abstract art is a painting or sculpture that does not realistically depict a person, place or thing. We used wood sticks of different shapes and sizes and bright colors to create a simple piece of abstract art!

Materials

Instructions

Step 1. Gather your supplies.


Step 2.

Begin by tracing a wavy stick with a black marker.


Step 3.

Continue tracing the wavy stick until you’re ready for another shaped wood stick.


Step 4.

Keep tracing the different shaped and sized sticks until you’re happy with the pattern.


Step 5.

Color in all the areas outside of the wood sticks with black marker.


Step 6.

Begin coloring in different parts of your drawing with a bright pink paint stick.


Step 7.

Continue filling in the spaces with brightly colored paint sticks until there is no white left!

Further Discussion:

Abstract art is a painting or sculpture that does not realistically depict a person, place or thing. The movement began in the early 1900s, but the Abstract Expressionism movement began in the 1940s. Artists used colors, shapes and different techniques to express emotions and movement. Some artists believed that certain colors elicit certain emotions and would plan out their paintings, although they may have been seemingly random.