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Day 17: Tangrams

Lesson 17 from: 28 to Make

Kate Bingaman-Burt, Erik Marinovich, Ryan Putnam, Lara McCormick

Day 17: Tangrams

Lesson 17 from: 28 to Make

Kate Bingaman-Burt, Erik Marinovich, Ryan Putnam, Lara McCormick

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Lesson Info

17. Day 17: Tangrams

Lesson Info

Day 17: Tangrams

(light electronic music) This is 28 To Make. I'm Lara McCormick. We are going to play with tangrams. Tangrams are an ancient Chinese puzzle composed of seven geometric shapes. I have an actual puzzle right here. The idea is to move around each shape and create another shape. Like a picture or something that we recognize from the world around us. It's very meditative and what it does is it helps you to see the abstract so it really sharpens your power of observation. And you'll see what I mean after I do this and you'll start to notice things that you maybe hadn't noticed before. So we've provided a PDF that you can download and you can do this project digitally or you can use this as a blueprint for creating your own tangram puzzle. So, once you've cut out your puzzle pieces, I want you to make something. It could be a person, it could be an animal. It could be an object. Just, you know, play with the tangrams and see what you can come up with and take pictures of each one of them. S...

o I'll show you what I did here. So, using the paper version of my puzzle, I created a house. Make sure again that all of the shapes are touching and none of them are overlapping. This one, this orange one is a guy running. So he's like, in movement. And then this one, I actually ended up gluing down because I liked the way the color looked on the cardboard and at first, I thought it was just representing movement and rotation but I also realized it could be a pinwheel too so play, play, play. And the idea is, just see what you come up with. And again, this is all about your powers of observation so there's no wrong way to do it. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Share it with the hashtag 28 To Make. (light electronic music)

Class Materials

Sunday Reflection Questions

Sunday Reflect Questions

30-Circles

Day 8 - 30 Circles

Tangrams

Tangrams

Visualizing Sound

Visualize Sound

Postcard Templates

4x6 Postcard Hard Copy template
4x6 Postcard digital template

Ratings and Reviews

LAra TAmalunas
 

I was looking for a way to get back into the habit of creating. The class has some fun ideas for projects that are easy to work on, which is super helpful. Every day I was excited to see what my new project was! But...a few seemed to not be what I considered sketching or drawing and didn't seem to fit the description. Overall, very helpful though :)

Margaret Agnew
 

I just loved the way this was presented and the immediate connection of the videos and their content which helped me discover and try things I would not have thought I could do. The affirmations from others doing the same thing and being able to gather ideas from the 'sharing' bit was also important for me. I have gained a lot creatively and it has fired parts of my imagination that lay hidden. I am just sorry it is formally over. I missed the last x3 sessions and the portfolio bit due to illness but will complete the other tasks and will continue explore developing those that really opened a creative slot for me. Above all thanks to the tutors - each of you - I loved the content you chose and the enthusiasm and creative energy you conveyed in just a few moments and the generous attitude of the skills share. That's it - Thank you, would recommend to anyone not to miss this opportunity.

Nicola
 

Best course ever on Creative Live. It's the foundation for doing anything or everything creative. Even if you think your only creative interest is say photography ...and you're not a drawer, maker or artist of any kind ...think again. This course will open up your mind and you will discover that actually you are a creative and you can pick up a pencil and draw... and it doesn't take up much time... 10-20 minutes a day. In the beginning it's not about the end result, it's about the doing and how it sets something off in your brain. It will make a huge difference to everything else you put your hands and mind to in life.

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