O-riginal Art Activities: Symmetrical Drawing Inspired by Thomas Deaton

Last night’s O-riginal Art Activity dove into architecture and place, examining Thomas Deaton’s paintings.

Complete the image using symmetry.

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Second Place: Thomas Deaton, Dean’s Gun Range, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 40″ x 40″, Collection of the artist (one of three works in the exhibition)

Thomas Deaton’s work focuses on snapshots of Southern people and places, often in moments of reflection and change in lives that are touched by influences varying from the mundane, the criminal, to the supernatural or uncanny.

Supplies List:

Pencil, Markers, Ruler


Step 1: Thomas Deaton’s work features symmetrical reflections of the architecture present in his paintings.

Step 2: Use a pencil and a ruler to draw the reflection of the builds in the pool.

Step 3: Use markers to color in your drawing.