Skip to main content
Pots with pens, pencils and crayons beside trays of My Family Rug activity sheets in DCA Create Space
DCA Stories

Activity Sheets Inspired by Sukaina Kubba

Design your own family rug

Create your own rug design with our activity sheets inspired by Sukaina Kubba's exhibition Turn Me Into a Flower.

Sukaina Kubba is a multidisciplinary artist whose work is strongly rooted in cultural research, storytelling, and drawing connections. Many of the artworks on display in DCA galleries take inspiration from rug designs and she is interested in rugs as travelling objects, that can move from place to place or from home to home.

Kubba often had Persian rugs in her family home that meant a lot to her. The rugs would be displayed on the floor or hanging on a wall and featured lots of different symbols, designs and motifs. She has spent a lot of time researching rugs from this region and using various different techniques to trace and retrace their designs. 

Inspired by the designs and motifs that Kubba has used in her work, or making up your own symbols, patterns and designs, create your own rug that tells the story of your family using our activity sheets below. These activity sheets can also be found in our Create Space while the exhibition is running. 

Published

Mon 13 May

Share on Socials

Turn Me Into A Flower by Sukaina Kubba in DCA Galleries

Image of artworks hanging in Gallery 2 as part of Sukaina Kubba's exhibition Turn Me Into a Flower
Photo by Ruth Clark
An intricate image of a leaf created by Sukaina Kubba. It has red vines and flowers on it.
Photograph by Sukaina Kubba
From Sukaina Kubba's exhibition in DCA - a colourful rug is cut into two parts.
Photograph by Ruth Clark
Close up deatil of laser etched artwork by Sukaina Kubba
Photo by Ruth Clark

Download our activity sheets

My Family Rug 1

Design your own family rug using different symbols, motifs and patterns. We've got four rug templates to choose from.
Download
85 KB (PDF)

My Family Rug 2

Design your own family rug using different symbols, motifs and patterns. We've got four rug templates to choose from.
Download
158 KB (PDF)

My Family Rug 3

Design your own family rug using different symbols, motifs and patterns. We've got four rug templates to choose from.
Download
109 KB (PDF)

My Family Rug 4

Design your own family rug using different symbols, motifs and patterns. We've got four rug templates to choose from.
Download
98 KB (PDF)

Activity sheet results from Create Space

My Family Rug activity wall in DCA Create Space showing lots of rug designs created by visitors to the space
Photo by DCA
Curcular rug design featuring strawberries and leaves
Photo by DCA
Colourful rug design on the wall of DCA Create Space
Photo by DCA
Completed My Family Rug activity sheets on the wall of Create Space
Photo by DCA

Upcoming family workshops & events

Weekend
Family making in DCA Create Space

Family Art Lab: Sukaina Kubba

Duration: 2h
Create Space
Sun 12 May - Sun 21 Jul 2024
More Info
Family
Two babies play with paint at Messy Play.

Messy Play 0-3

Duration: 1h
Create Space
Fri 7 - Sun 16 Jun 2024