Be inspired by Saloua Raouda Choucair's sculptures and stack up your own play dough sculpture
Saloua Raouda Choucair was a Lebanese painter and sculptor. She thought about Islamic traditions when she made her artworks. She was also inspired by architecture and abstract art. Abstract art doesn't show things like people, objects or landscapes. Abstract art is all about colours, shapes and textures.
She liked to build large artworks that looked like a column or a wall. Why do you think she liked columns and walls?
The artwork above was made out of stone, but here you can try and make your own Choucair-inspired sculpture with homemade play dough.
Ready to make your own play dough sculpture?
You will need (per ball of play dough):
4 tablespoons of plain flour
1 tablespoon of salt
4 tablespoons of warm water
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
Let's get started
1. Add 4 tablespoons of plain flour into a bowl
2. Add 1 tablespoon of salt into the same bowl
3. Add 4 tablespoons of water into a separate bowl
4. Add in a tablespoon of oil and several drops of food colouring
5. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together
6. When it starts to come together get it out with your hands
7. Knead the dough until it's an even colour
8. Repeat those steps and make different colours
9. Be inspired by Choucair’s artwork and stack your play dough
10. You can try other shapes and forms to make your own creations.