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Welcome to our weekly Explorer at Home activity. We will share a creative project every Wednesday afternoon for both children and adults to create and share with us. Just make sure to tag us with the #ExploreratHome hashtag so we can see your art and include it on our website. This week we invite you to make your own Notebook from recycled Easter egg packaging.
 
Here is an easy way to make your own fold out notebook and decorate it using Patrick Scott’s work as inspiration. Scott, an Irish born painter who trained as an architect, was best known for his gold paintings, abstract works incorporating simple geometric forms in gold leaf. Gold leaf is an expensive material but why not save some gold foil and cardboard packaging from your Easter egg to decorate the front and back of your notebook. If you didn’t manage to get an Easter egg you could cut some colourful shapes from old magazines. The square and the circle were recurring shapes in Scott’s work throughout his remarkable 75 year long career.
 
To make the pages, fold a sheet of A4 paper in half then fold it again, this divides the sheet into four, unfold it and cut along the folded lines so you have four rectangular pages. Attach the pages lengthways using sellotape and fold them along the sellotaped line which will give you the fold out accordion shape. Use card, cut to the same size of the paper pages, for the front and back covers, any household cardboard packaging should work, (box from the Easter egg, box from T Bags..), decorate your covers then sellotape your fold out accordion pages to the front and back, now start drawing, doodling, writing down your ideas…
 
Meditation Painting 28‘ (2007) by Patrick Scott is on loan at Kildare Village as part of our partnership in relation to the exhibition Desire: A Revision.
 
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