Art, Sustainable Cities

A city of pebbles

We already had a city of dreams made of coloured paper. Now it’s time to work with different materials – pebbles and paint. Not only does this artwork develop imagination (the purpose is to present a city that is friendly for its citizens), but also a child’s precision.

materiały, niezbędne do przygotowania pracy


  • Pebbles
  • Acrylic paints (any colours)
  • A mug for water
  • A palette
  • A thick brush and a thin brush (for details)
  • Marker pens and fineliners
  • Thick paper or cardboard
  • A sheet of coloured paper
  • A ruler, a pencil
  • Scissors

Step 1

Paint the pebbles using acrylic paint and leave them to dry. The choice of colours is up to you, but it would be best if you chose three colours that match. When the pebbles are dry you can move onto details. Now everything is up to your imagination. You can draw windows and doors, roofs, chimeys, balconies, every element of architecture that comes to Your mind!

Step 2

gotowa praca

Now it’s time to finish the artwork. We cut four strips of coloured paper which then we stick to the edge of white cardboard or thick paper (bristol). We match the lenght of strips with the lenght of our cardbourd`s sides. How wide the strips are is up to you. If we want to present the houses on a background, we paint what we want to be a background using crayons, oil pastels or acrylic paints  (in our case, a bit of green and a beautiful, bright sky, free from smog :-)). When the background is ready, we can start gluing the pebbles. We used a usual school glue. If the pebbles aren`t big, it will be enough. While gluing the houses, don`t skimp on the glue, the pebbles should literally dip in it. Leave the artwork to dry. Lo and behold an original artwork made of out of the ordinary materials is ready!