In a classroom on the fifth floor, cut shapes of various sizes out of tissue paper. Arrange and overlap pieces of tissue paper, creating a rich, multilayered appearance. Apply glue mixture to secure the tissue paper to a piece of construction paper. The glue mixture intensifies the sheer quality of the tissue paper and adds texture to the finished work. If your artwork is still damp upon completion, ask a MOCA educator for a piece of parchment paper to protect it during transport.
Then head to the third floor to see Hans Hofmann: Works on Paper and compare your color combinations with those in Hofmann's work. Are your shapes more geometric than his or more abstract? Notice the use of thick and thin black lines in Hofmann's work. Looking at your own work, do you see shapes or figures that you could draw into your work? Pull out a pencil and add to your artwork. Let Hofmann's works on paper inspire you!