Shape and abstraction: drawings inspired by Harold Hollingsworth


Inspired by the works of  Harold Hollingsworth, these drawings started from a recognizable form (the letters of our name) and then have been cut out into small squares. After that, we have recomposed them casually, in an abstract image. With students of 9th Grade, we have talked about some aspects of modern and contemporary Art, introducing the concepts of abstraction, creative expression, visual message of the artwork. It has been a good start to the new school year!


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  1. These are fantastic… Beautiful work!

    • Hi! From your name I guess you are an art teacher, nice to meet you and thanks for your comment. Keep in touch roadruckartclass, I’m going to visit your web site! 🙂

  2. Love these, looks like fun!

  3. Miriam, thanks amillion for your idea, I´ve done your class, and Harold Hollingsworth wrote me a message at instagram!! I was really excited, the kids were so happy… you can see it at my blog


  1. […] Una vez que ellos mismos descubrían qué es el arte abstracto les hablé y mostré las obras del pintor norteamericano Harold Hollingsworth, quien utiliza la técnica mixta para crear sus obras, siempre juega con la tipografía y el efecto “puzzle” desordenado por lo que sus cuadros tiene un toque pop y son muy decorativas. Podéis ver toda su obra aqui.Para imitar su estilo lo que hicieron fue escribir su nombre con letras dobles, sobre una plantilla de 16 cuadrados que luego fueron decorando con colores y formas. Una vez terminaron de rellenar la plantilla recortaron los cuadrados y los pegaron desordenados. Para esta clase me inspiré en mi colega italiana, profesora de arte Miriam Paternoster, que tiene un blog maravilloso, podéis verlo en este link. […]

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