Collaborative Drawing, Inspired by Opera Buffa

Offered by:
  • Portland Museum of Art
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None required
  • PreK-Grade 4
  • Grades 5-8
  • High School

To collaborate means to work together on an activity, especially to produce or create something, like an artwork. Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe talk about collaboration as being fun, playful, and experimental. The two artists often collaborate on artworks together, like Opera Buffa.

In collaborative artworks, each artist brings different knowledge and skills. Carrie is primarily a painter, and knows a lot about colors and how they will interact and mix with one another. Sheila is a sculptor who thinks about space, size, scale, and using found materials.

When the two artists collaborate, Carrie takes the lead on color and Sheila uses her knowledge about space and shape. In this activity, you will work with another artist to create two collaborative drawings. You will use a window in your home as a way to observe and frame life outside.