Art Activities

Yinka Shonibare

Sun, Sea and Sand

This week, inspired by this artwork by Yinka Shonibare, we’re looking at how objects can tell stories, have conversations, and even create portraits!

Yinka Shonibare is a ‘conceptual’ artist. He begins with a concept or an idea, then he looks for objects and images that help to communicate, and to get others thinking about, that idea. He uses lots of different materials like wax fabrics, photography and sculpture to explore the things that he’s most interested in; ideas around cultural identity and race.

In some of the activities below, we want you to see what objects you can find around the house with which to communicate your own ideas or stories…

Please post any images or chat about your work if you can , on your class pages when possible. most importantly, enjoy and I look forward to hearing from you!

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