Sunday 12th July
Have a look at the instructions below and have a go at creating your own artwork that is made only of triangles. It would be lovely to see your work on the blog :)
Here are some inspiration pictures.
Step 1 : use a ruler to draw lines across your page.
Step 3: Keep adding lines and splitting shapes into triangles until your whole page is covered.
Sunday 5th July
Find out about Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein two famous Pop Artists. Have a look at their works and see what inspires you. Can you create an explosion picture like Lichtenstein? Maybe use a can or packet from your cupboard (ask first) to inspire you.
Check out Tate Kids as well for loads of information, ideas and games.
They even have art software to create your own pieces.
I have posted mine below. I tried a piece of pop art. I am sure that you can do better than mine.
Sunday 28th June
Find out all about Kandinsky and his works and why not create a Kandinsky inspired picture of your own. Who don't have to use paint you can use felt tips, pencils, chalks or crayons.
Saturday 20th June
Thunderstorms are amazing. Check out some of these photos. Try creating your own lighting storm pictures.
Your could work with paint, coloured pencils, crayons or chalk.
Try creating the sky first - what colours can you see?
Then draw the lighting over the top - what colour is the lighting? What shape is it?
Then add some shadows and silhouettes of buildings if you're painting a city or trees and hills if you're painting the countryside.
Wednesday 29th April
How are all the arts and crafts going?
This is a link to the British Library it has lots of different things about illustrations in children's books in including how to draw a Gruffalo and for you budding story tellers how to develop your own characters.
Grab a pencil and a piece of paper.
Sit in front of the mirror and draw a self portrait or ask someone to sit for you and draw their portrait.
Draw the view from outside of your bedroom window, front room window or any other window in the house.
Choose a favourite object or toy and draw it - put in as much detail as possible.
Fold a piece of paper into 6 or 8 pieces and fill each piece with a different doodle.
Choose your favourite book - pick 5 exciting moments from it and illustrate them.
Make a Book Mark
You could use paper and felt tips or coloured pencils. You don't need coloured paper you can just colour in your own. Also once you've seen the principal you can make any animal you like.
Explore the Tate Gallery in London.
This has absolutely loads of things to do. There are activities to try at home, all with instructions. There are games and quizzes and you can explore the works of famous artists. There are all sorts of styles on there, including Pop Art, Surrealism and and graffiti, as the Tate is a gallery for modern art.