Art and Music

Make a 3D moving artwork inspired by music!

The idea

Girl making art in response to music

Does music inspire you? Does it make you want to dance or jump around?

Different types of music can create different responses. As well as moving or dancing to music you can also respond to it through drawing, painting, 3D sculpture, story, poetry, photography, slide projection and video. You can probably think of others, too.

The idea for this activity is to show how music inspires you. Your work will show how music makes you feel, what it makes you think of and what you can create from what you hear.

You are going to respond to your chosen piece of music by creating a sculpture known as a 3D kinetic (that means movement) sculpture-drawing.

Step 1

Girl dancing to music

Listen carefully to your music and think about how the music moves.

Does it make big swooshing shapes? Does it make small, quiet movements or is it jerky and repetitive? Perhaps it sounds like it is creeping along the floor? Or is it more like it is flying and swirling through the air.

You might find yourself moving to the music. That's good! Dance if you want to!

Step 2

Girl making a mobile in response to music

Now you are ready to make your 3D sculpture by choosing bits and pieces that represent the feel of your music. For example a curled waving piece of paper might move in a whirly, swirling way or a collection of lolly sticks might clink against each other in a jerky, clicky way.

Hang your sculpture up like a mobile so it can rotate and move freely.

You might like