Learn how to make a colourful patterned cape, inspired by the Spanish costumes in Joaquin Sorolla’s paintings.
We know that not everybody can make it to our weekly drop-in family workshops, so this time we are bringing it to you! Follow the steps in the video below to make your own colourful cape at home.
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Inspired by Sorolla's paintings
How to make a patterned capePlay
What you will need
- A2 paper
- Oil pastels
- Hole punch
- Wool or string
- Start with a big A2 piece of paper
- Fold the paper in half, along the long edge to create a big crease down the middle
- Fold in the top corners to meet the centre crease
- Use a scissors to, carefully, cut off the two triangles
- Punch holes in the top corners
- You now have a basic cape that is ready for decoration!
- Use oil pastels, chalk or crayons to decorate your cape with colourful patterns
- Start on the bottom edge
- Slowly, work your way up, adding rows of pattern
- Until your whole cape is filled with colourful decoration!
- Thread a piece of wool or string through each hole
- Use the string to tie your new cape around your shoulders!
Project devised by artist Sarah Ward for a drop-in family workshop, held in the National Gallery of Ireland on 13 October 2019, as part of the programme of events for the exhibition Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light (10 August – 3 November 2019).
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