26.4 2020

Create like Tora Vega Holmström

Get inspired by the people around you and experiment with lots of colour just like the artist Tora Vega Holmström. Together with educator Rebecka Stone, we will find out more about Tora Vega and what she liked. Get some scissors, paper, paints, brushes, and glue – that is all you need to create your own portrait in the spirit of Tora Vega Holmström.

You need

  • Paper
  • Paints
  • Brushes
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

How to do it

  1. Paint papers using different colours and hues, let dry.
  2. Cut the paper into squares. Small or large.
  3. Create images with the squares in your own way!
  4. Glue the squares to an empty piece of paper.

Have fun and feel free to share your creations on social media. Tag us @ModernaMuseet and use #VerkstanModernaMuseet.

You can find the video on Moderna Museet’s YouTube channel

Don’t have everything you need at home? In our Shop you can find paints, pens, paintbrushes, paper – most of what you need to create on your own!

Tora Vega loved colour

Tora Vega Holmström liked to travel and she loved big cities with lots of people. She was born in Skåne at the end of the 19th century.

She studied art in Gothenburg, Denmark, and Germany. Tora Vega loved colour and thought about how colour can impact how you feel. Do you have a colour that makes you happy? Or a colour that makes you feel strong?

When Moderna Museet is open again you are welcome to come and look at Tora Vega’s colourful paintings.

Tora Vega Holmström, Främlingar
Tora Vega Holmström, Främlingar, 1913–14 Acquired with funds from the Second Museum of our Wishes, Moderna Museet. © Tora Vega Holmström / Bildupphovsrätt 2015

Create like an artist – from home!

Come along one of the museum’s educators and get inspired by artists and artworks at Moderna Museet. We will create artworks from things we might already have at home. There is no right or wrong, ugly or beautiful when you are creating. But there is one rule – there are no rules.

Welcome to the Workshop!

In the museum’s YouTube series “Create like an artist” you will receive tips on how you can create your own artworks at home inspired by artists in Moderna Museet’s collection. New episodes are released every Sunday. The episodes are approximately 3–5 min long and are aimed at children between 4 and 9 years old.

Feel free to share your creations on social media. Tag us @ModernaMuseet and use #VerkstanModernaMuseet.

Moderna Museet’s YouTube channel

Published 26 April 2020 · Updated 28 October 2020