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Summer Pop! Week 4: Movement

Andy Warhol. Silver Clouds [Warhol Museum Series]

Andy Warhol. Silver Clouds [Warhol Museum Series], 1994, Reprint 1994. Helium-filled metalized plastic film (Scotchpak). Dimensions: Inflated: 81.3 x 121.9 x 38.1 cm. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. IA1994.13. © 2021 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOCAN.


Family Events

Summer Pop! Week 4: Movement

July 26 - 29, 10 am - 11:15 am EST

What's your favourite outdoor summer place? Maybe it's wading in water or swimming, or maybe it's sitting under your favourite tree and watching the clouds? Is that place action-filled or still and calming? Wherever it is, let the movement inspire your amazing art.

What is movement in art? Is it the act of making the art? Is it a process of how it is created or the final artwork? Animation, video, performance or sound? Art that physically moves in the wind or moves like water? Art that was created by movement? This week we’ll create artworks with different types of movement!

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Monday, July 26

Stop Motion
Inspired by Joyce Wieland’s Boat Tragedy, we’ll play with handmade tricks behind stop-motion movies and will create animated scenes inspired by your favourite summer place.


  • Scissors
  • Tape or bulldog clip
  • Glue stick
  • Markers or a pen
  • Pencil
  • 1 Sticky note pad, 3 x 3” or similar
  • 2 Sheets white paper, 8.5 x 11”
  • 12 sheets coloured construction paper or similar
  • Textured paper – optional


Tuesday, July 27

Today’s all about dancing and drawing. We’ll find objects to dance with, create dance diagrams in the park and make drawings created by movement.


  • A recording device (tablet or phone)
  • Tape any kind
  • Markers
  • Pencil
  • 1 or more colours sidewalk chalk
  • Soft found materials at home (towel, pillow, etc.)
  • 1 Aluminum foil roll, any width
  • 1 sheet white or brown paper larger than 12 by 18” or Kraft paper roll
  • A few sheets of white paper for drawing sketches


Wednesday, July 28

Light As Air
Inspired by the floating movements of Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds, we'll spend this day creating artworks that are moved by air, using materials from the recycling bin.


  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Markers
  • Packing tape
  • Ruler
  • 4–6 Plastic bags (colourful plastic preferred)
  • A few empty cleaned chip bags
  • 6 thin bamboo skewers length 12” or similar
  • String: white kitchen string is best, but yarn can work
  • Paper all 8.5 x 11” or similar:
    • 1 Sheet stiff white paper / cardstock
    • 1 Sheet stiff white paper / cardstock
    • 4 Sheets white paper
  • Ribbons, plastic or fabric (optional)


Thursday, July 29

Movable Parts
Inspired by the work of Pop artists who used images of cars and bicycles in their work, we will create an inventive artwork with parts that move.


  • Scissors
  • Tape – any kind
  • Glue stick
  • Markers
  • 4–10 Paper straws and or bamboo skewers
  • 10 or more wire paper clips
  • 2 Pipe cleaners
  • 2–4 Plastic lids from 250 ml or 750 ml container
  • A couple of plastic bottle caps
  • Paper, all 8.5 x 11” or similar:
    • Assorted coloured paper
    • 2–4 Single-ply cardboard pieces (cereal boxes)
    • 4–6 Sheets stiff coloured construction paper or cardstock
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