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3D Family Tree

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6 July 2020

For this edition of Monday Makes, we've been inspired by Alberta Whittle's 2019 exhibition How Flexible Can We Make the Mouth to create a 3D family tree. It's the perfect make for this week's Children's Art Week theme: Connecting across generations.

Alberta Whittle's work in DCA galleries
How Flexible Can We Make the Mouth, Alberta Whittle, DCA, 2019, photo by Ruth Clark

Whittle is very interested in making art about her family and her ancestry, and for this exhibition in DCA galleries she created visualising breath, a set of cushions and a quilt printed with her own family tree. Here's a close-up of this comforting quilt:

Quilt with names

For this week's make, join us in creating a 3D Family Tree. Alternatively, you could make one about your friends, classmates, neighbours or pets. Follow along with our step-by-step guide and then share your creation with us using #DCAmakes - we can't wait to see what you make!

More ideas and information about family trees and genealogy:


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