Munari My Mug


30 March 2020

Welcome to Monday Makes! Throughout this period of self-isolation, we want to do our bit to help you get creative at home. Our Learning team have been busy coming up with some fun activities and creative makes for you to try. Everyone is welcome to join in, and we'll have a range of activities to suit all ages and plenty that you can do together.

First up, we've been making portraits inspired by Bruno Munari.

"Communicate what you see, and imagine what isn't there." Bruno Munari

Munari was an Italian artist, designer and inventor whose work is a big inspiration for our Learning team. He ran amazing creative making workshops for children, developed early TV programmes that laid the way for Tony Hart, Art Attack and Blue Peter and published many children's books. He also loved shapes, colours, using what he had to hand and learning creatively - just like us!

Download our Make My Mug activity sheet, and then make your portrait using items you find around your home.

Here are a few examples to help you get started, all created by our lovely Learning team.

Once you've made yours, snap a photo and share on our Discovery: Families at DCA Facebook page or on Twitter and Instagram using #DCAmakes. We can't wait to see what you come up with

Top images are taken from Design as Art, Bruno Munari, Penguin (1966)

If you enjoy this activity and you're able to, we'd be so grateful if you'd consider donating to help us keep enriching people's lives through art, culture and creativity. Thank you! 

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