ART Home Learning
Creating is good for you and it's fun.
Art can help us relax, express our feelings and improve our focus on other tasks.
Thank you to the wonderful St Michael's artists who sent in some fantastic photos of their artwork during the last full lockdown. I wonder what creations you will share this time around - scroll down to see! Below are lots of new links and ideas as well as the previous Art Ideas Banks. If you find any good ideas / weblinks do let me know! I love trying out new things.
New Ideas Bank
Creating a multimedia Forest
Have a go at making a rainforest scene using texture and anything you have at home e.g. crayons, paint, pen, envelopes!
Try these out
Downloads — Darrell Wakelam Loads of ideas to make sculptures out of household items. Here are just a few of the ideas on his website. Have fun!
Follow Emma at GoSketch (who runs our Thursday after-school Art club) on her YouTube channel - 'Fun Sketch Friday'. A free drawing challenge video will be added every week.
Check it out.
Also see her website for Birthday parties, online workshops and more.
Design a Pot for Sharing: Schools & Home Challenge
Follow this link for details of the competition.
Some Useful links
BBC Bitesize (lots of activities as well as information about artists and designers)
WOW art - lots of video tutorials
Art for Kids Hub - lots of fun video tutorials
ArtJohn - great videos to follow to create lots of different art. For parents as well as children!
Learn how to make paper aeroplanes -
Draw animals using a hand as an outline -
THE GREAT BIG ART EXHIBITION
Artists and galleries across the UK are getting together to encourage us to create a community art gallery in our front windows (or similar place). Sonia Boyce has chosen portraits as the second theme of this exhibition, running until Sun 28th February. Anyone can get involved.
The Great Big Art Exhibition will run from Thursday 28 January until April. Information and an activity pack are available from The Great Big Art Exhibition - Firstsite (see page 15 for this fortnights prompts)
How to Take Part
Make – Create your artwork in any medium (drawing, painting, sculpture etc). You can work on your own or as a household. Anything goes.
Show - Display your artwork inside of your window facing out, inside your home to be photographed for social media, or in your garden or outdoor space where it can be seen by other people if possible. (You can also send it to our school’s virtual gallery.)
What art work speaks to you?
Explore one of these galleries through their virtual tours. Which is your favourite piece of art? Maybe create your own version inspired by it or write a description or poem about it. Can I guess the picture from your description?
Collections — Google Arts & Culture (Shows lots of different museums from around the world) Click on the little yellow person to drop into the museums and move around them. My personal favourites are the Musee D'Orsay, National Gallery in London and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Games, quizzes and more - www.tate.org.uk/kids Why not have a go at the 'Draw a Sound Creature'? How wild is your imagination!
Lockdown 2021 Gallery
Our exhibiting artists are:-
Jack, Yash, Jasmine, Siona, Akila, Adam, Mia, Aryaman, Freya, Franchesca, Fin, Erin, Charlie, Jack C, Mollie and Samarth. As well as our St Michael's artists other family member are also getting creative- it's great that you are all getting involved. Thank you to Ava, Megan and Akila's family.
Our gallery is growing fast now.
The Lockdown 1 Gallery
I am always blown away by the talent you show. Fantastic.
Exhibitors:- Aitana, Hannah, Adelaide, Bella, Zara, Martha, Katelyn, Akila, Samarth, Jasmine, Yash, Averil, Grayce, Siona, Sienna, Enzo, Josh, Rebekah, Charlotte, Daniel, Eleanor, Holly, Lucy, Jon, Jacob, Robyn, Mia, Charlotte, Callum, Ines, Darcy, Lottie, Alayna, Tyler, Rosalie, Tabitha, Annabel, David, Sophie, Jess, Elena, Erin, Martha, Amanda, Lois and Teddy.. (There are a few by Mrs Fraser in there too!)