Featured Project: Blackout Poetry Art

Supplies Needed

  • Black Sharpies
  • Colored Sharpies (Optional)
  • Newspaper, Magazine, or Book Page


  1. Chose a newspaper article, magazine page, or book page
  2. Take a black sharpie and begin skimming over the words and underline words and phrases you like
  3. Review your underlined choices and make choices of what to save to create your poem (remember to keep in order so it can be easily read)
  4. Black out remaining sections or begin drawing with patterns or images with black or colored sharpies
  5. Share a photo of your artwork on the Hoyt Facebook page

More Info

The Art of Blackout Poetry – a How To

Ted Talk – Steal Like An Artist – Austin Kleon

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