Make a Tiny Art Show!
Learn to make frames and hang a miniature art show!
Tiny Art Show is a community art project that installs miniature art galleries in unexpected places. I love artwork that engages communities and adds a sense of wonder. For this activity, I thought it would be fun to teach you to create your own tiny art shows from home in a simple and affordable way!
Gather Your Materials
Create your tiny art!
Cut out some paper into tiny rectangles and make your art. Remember to make your artwork proportional to your tiny spectators! Use any medium you like- we love using watercolor paints, markers, or felt tip pens!
Cut out some paper into tiny rectangles and make your art. Remember to make your artwork proportional to your tiny spectators! Use any medium you like- we love using watercolor paints, markers, or pens!
Make Miniature Frames
Cut two coffee stirrers the length of your artwork (not including the lip) on parallel sides.
Cut coffee stirrer pieces for the other parallel sides. They should fit snugly with the pieces already cut
Check to make sure the pieces fit together well with no gaps or overhang and glue them down!
Frame all your pieces. They are beautiful!
Hang Up Your Art Show
Choose a location! Get creative with where you put your show. On a bookshelf, in a cubby, etc. Attach a small ball of blu tack to the back of each piece and then attach it to the wall!
Artwork is usually hung with the middle of the work at the viewer’s eye line, so keep that in mind when deciding how high to hang in relation to your tiny spectator!
Add Other Tiny Elements
Set up your tiny spectators and any other fun mini-elements you’d like! Some ideas include a tiny rug, tiny lights, tiny stanchions, tiny booklets, etc.
McKay Lenker Bayer
Miniature enthusiast, community artist, teacher, and dog mom based in Provo, UT.