Creating geometric artwork is something that all ages can do. The art projects are a bit like putting together puzzles. For kids and adults who think they can’t make art because they dislike their drawing skills will be surprised by the sophisticated look of the completed geometric art projects.
The artwork can take fifteen minutes to an hour to complete, depending on the individual’s attention level and interest in the final project. The projects are inexpensive, limited to the cost of a few sheets of paper. If the artwork is framed, the frame will be the major expense. Use an acrylic frame or a simple, smooth, black frame to complement the geometric art.
Art Supplies for Geometric Art
You can use a variety of types of paper for these projects. Construction paper, scrapbook paper, cardstock, gift wrap paper, and magazines and catalogs will all give the completed pieces a different look. Solid colors will look refined while patterned paper will give the art a more whimsical look.
You will also was a good pair of scissors, although you could also use a paper trimmer. You will also need a pencil and ruler as well as a glue stick or a scrapbook glue pen.
Geometric Art Projects
For this first piece of geometric artwork, you will need two 9″ x 12″ pieces of paper in two complementary colors. Cut twelve triangles from one of the pieces of paper while leaving the other piece intact (you can use more or fewer triangles in the art). Arrange the triangles on the full sheet of paper so that the spaces between the paper triangles are also triangular in shape.
If necessary, you can trim the paper triangles to fit the space you have. Carefully remove each triangle, one at a time, and apply glue to the back of the paper, then set it back in place. The completed artwork will consist of two colors of triangles. If desired, frame.
This second piece incorporates triangles and squares. You will need a 9″ x 12″ piece of black paper and six 6″ x 8″ pieces of paper in different colors. Cut each 6″ x 8″ piece of paper into six squares. Cut some of the squares into triangles. You may want to wait to cut the triangles for when you are creating the artwork. Now arrange the triangles and squares into an interesting patter on the piece of black paper.
Don’t settle on your first arrangement; play around with different patterns. Snap a picture of the different configurations so you can compare then and select your favorite. Remove the shapes one at a time, apply glue, and attach them to the paper. Frame, if desired.
When making geometric art, consider your color choices. Complementary colors, those on opposite sides of the color wheel create bold combinations while analogous colors, those next to one another on the color wheel, will look softer and more harmonious. For more creative art projects, read Easy to Make Wall Art and How to Create Artwork to Fit Any D©cor.