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Severio Column

MCASD invites you to enjoy another ArtLab: Take-Home Edition, an artmaking experience for the whole family to enjoy at home. In this project, you will look closely at Severio Column (1978) by Beverly Pepper. When we say closely, we mean zoom in.

Beverly Pepper (1922–2020) was a prolific American artist known for her monumental sculptures, land art, and site-specific installations. She remained independent from any particular art movement, experimental in her practice, and created work out of unique materials such as a sheet of metal, trunks of trees, and industrial debrief. From the 1960s to the 1990s, Beverly Pepper created a series of columns that draw upon imagery of tools and civic monuments, giving life to unique slender towering stacks. Now it is your turn to create your amazing artwork.

This week's ArtLAB continues to takes inspiration from Pepper's work Severio Column, 1978. Photo by Pablo Mason.

Using tinted wood, you can recreate the appearance of rusted metal. Do you want to give it a try?  Inspired by Beverly Pepper’s, we will experiment with markers, water, and wood. Don’t worry if you don’t have the same materials--have fun, and be creative with your substitutes! Once completed, you can share it with us via social media or MCASD React.


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ArtLAB Instructions & Template

Missed the ArtKit pick up? We have you covered.
Print the Instructions from here. All you will need are a couple extra supplies from home.
Here are a couple items that you will need:
  • Brown, dark green, black, red markers
  • Brush
  • Recycled wood
  • Wood glue
  • Water

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