#KeepingUsTogether activities


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 15

    Activity 15

    Activity 15 - Watercolouir doodles

    The challenge – decide what type of doodle you want to make. Pinterest is a great resource for ideas.
    Thanks to - doodle enthusiast and Arc participant, Kate.

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  • Activity 14

    Activity 14

    Activity 14 - Embroidery motto

    The challenge – using simple embroidery stitches, sew and decorate your own personal motto.
    Thanks to - Arc creative volunteer Ellen Samuel.

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  • Activity 13

    Activity 13

    Activity 13 - Your Art is Street Art

    The challenge – create your own work using Keith Haring's style, perhaps representing different feelings.
    Thanks to - Arc trustee Graeme Draper for this activity.

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  • Activity 12

    Activity 12

    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.

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  • Activity 11

    Activity 11

    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).

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  • Activity 10

    Activity 10

    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.

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  • Activity 9

    Activity 9

    Activity 9 - Paper Puppets

    The challenge – using the templates provided, have a go at creating your own paper puppets.
    Thanks to - Jessica Wheeler and Anna Pearson (Instagram - Jessica: @dambalacraft & Anna: @anna.pearson.animation) for this activity.

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  • Activity 8

    Activity 8

    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.

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  • Activity 7

    Activity 7

    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.

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  • Activity 6

    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.

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  • Activity 5

    Cherry Blossom Concertina Book

    The challenge – to make a little cherry blossom concertina book that can be used as a keep sake or makes a lovely gift to send to someone.
    Thanks to - Alison Waters (Instagram - @alisonwatersart and http://alisonwaters-art.moonfruit.com/gallery-books-2/4591885435 ) for this activity.

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  • Activity 4

    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.

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  • Activity 3

    Exploring Drawing

    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.

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  • Activity 2

    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.

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  • Activity 1

    The Tempest

    The challenge – using Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' as inspiration, create your own work of art on the page from the play (included).
    Thanks to - Arc artist and creative wordsmith, David Milligan-Croft.

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