We hope that during these uncertain and isolating times, connecting through creativity will help to bring some colour and relaxation to your day, whilst continuing to keep us together! Over the coming weeks we’ll be sending you a variety of artistic challenges set by our lead artists and volunteers, to bring you some home-based arts for wellbeing during lockdown or self-isolation.
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Activity 11 - Cardboard Sculptures
The challenge – Have fun making a sculpture out of cardboard, inspired by the sculptures of contemporary British ceramicist.
Thanks to - Andrew Wood, Arc associate, teacher and theatre designer.
Activity 11 - Putting on De Stijl.
The challenge – Trying De Stijl and Bauhaus that used simple geometric shapes to create beautiful works of art.
Thanks to - David Milligan Croft (https://thereisnocavalry.wordpress.com and Instagram @milligancroft).
Activity 10 - Kitchen Pop Art Collage
The challenge – Using just a few simple art materials and some cupboard
inspiration we are going to create our own bold collage masterpiece!
Thanks to - Lauren Jones for this activity.
Activity 9 - Paper Puppets
The challenge – using the templates provided, have a go at creating your own
Thanks to - Jessica Wheeler and Anna Pearson (Instagram -
Jessica: @dambalacraft & Anna: @anna.pearson.animation) for this activity.
How to Make a Ceramic Leaf Dish
The challenge – make a ceramic dish in the shape of a leaf, if you have no clay . . . . . make your own clay as well !
Thanks to - Jeni Jacques-Williams (https://www.lemonstudio.co.uk) for this activity.
Odd sock mouse mates
The challenge – cut and sew to recycle an old sock and create a little
mousey mate. You could even make a whole family and have a mousey tea party!!
Thanks to - Arc's Saturday Art Club volunteer, Katie Kelly for this activity.
How to make your own clay
The challenge – how to make your own paper clay at home. When you are ready to start modelling, have a go at making a bowl.
Thanks to - Sharon Giles for this activity.
Kitchen Table Mandalas
The challenge – draw a Mandala using household objects found in your home to create the patterns. Experiment and have fun seeing which objects work best.
Thanks to - Sharon Campbell for this activity.
The challenge – choose 3 objects, then try each of the following drawing exercises with each piece - continuous line drawing, blind drawing and opposite hand drawing.
Thanks to - Alison Waters for this activity.
Mark-making and collage
The challenge – create a set of mark-making patterns that can be used in a variety of ways. Think dots, dashes, lines, squiggles and repeat these patterns.
Thanks to - Alison Greyer for this activity.
The challenge – using Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ as inspiration, create your own work of art on the page from the play, illustrate a scene or theme from the play over the top of the text.
Thanks to - David Milligan-Croft for this activity