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Invent An Artistic Assistant

by lizabits

Published on October 8, 2015

You’re a risk-taker, ruler-breaker, stuff-maker. So when it comes to art, you’re not the type to stay within the lines. Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh? They’ve got nothing on you. Your artistic challenge is to invent an electronic apprentice to help you create an art masterpiece. We recommend drawing something abstract!

1. Dive into your favorite artists’ work. Think of painters like Sol Lewitt, Cy Twombly, Julie Mehretu, or Jackson Pollock.  What are the materials they use? What gestures do you think they made to create the lines and shapes?

2. Use the Drawbot as a starting point to recreate the painting. Think you can you invent a better artistic assistant? Prove it!

3. To complete the challenge, take pictures of your masterpiece and a video explaining how you made your invention. The video should be 30+ seconds.  Use the hashtag #InventAnArtistic in the title to participate in this design challenge.

4. Bonus points for creating a whole exhibition of paintings!


Duration: 1-2 hrs