Small Things Creative Challenges Activities

Activities to stimulate your creative energy, experiment and play….

‘Small Things’ Creative Challenges Activities Series – 15cm x 15cm

These are optional activities related to our exhibition topic of ‘Small Things’. Choose the activities that appeal to you and complete them and share with the group on our Facebook Page. Make all works in the same format of 15cm x 15cm. Use any media you like unless otherwise specified!

ACTIVITY ONE: NATURE

Take a walk and find something small in nature that appeals to you. Use it as stimulus for an art work – this could be simple as a photograph, line drawing or watercolour painting. Use what ever media appeals to you, make more than 1 work if you are on a roll….don’t forget all works in this series should be 15cm x 15cm .

Images: Jodie Cunningham
ACTIVITY TWO: FOOD MANDALA

Create a mandala from food, photograph and post to the group. You may choose to also make an artwork inspired by your food mandala-remember to keep the format 15cm x 15cm.

Images: Pinterest
ACTIVITY THREE: EGGS

Happy Easter Lime Flamingos! Create an egg ‘artwork’ – interpret as you wish. Some Inspiration for decorated eggs at: https://mymodernmet.com/egg-art/.

Images: My Modern Met
ACTIVITY FOUR: PATTERNS

Find patterns in your neighbourhood or your house. Make an artwork inspired by one or more of the patterns.

Images: Jodie Cunningham
ACTIVITY FIVE: PET PORTRAITS

Create a portrait of your pet. If you don’t have a pet create a portrait of your imaginary pet 🐶

Artworks: Lucy Culliton, Darren McDonald, Noel Mckenna, Noel Mckenna
ACTIVITY SIX: TINY WORLDS

Create an imaginary world in 2D ( 15cm x 15cm) or 3D in a dome! (Domes can be ordered online from Ikea! https://www.ikea.com/…/haerliga-glass-dome-with-base-clear…/)

ACTIVITY SEVEN: FACE MASKS

Create an artwork inspired by the medical face mask. This may be a 2D work (15cm x 15cm) or a sculptural work.

ACTIVITY EIGHT: DOMESTIC OBJECTS

Create a 2D or 3D artwork inspired by domestic objects in your home. (2D 15cmx15cm)

Henri Matisse, Morandi, Ulla Stina Wikander’s, ?, Naomi Zouwer
ACTIVITY NINE: ACTS OF KINDNESS

Make an artwork about an act of kindness. 2D 15cm x15cm or 3D

ACTIVITY TEN: FAVOURITE OBJECTS by Artist Naomi Zouwer

By Naomi Zouwer

ACTIVITY 11: Collage inspired by Artist Anne Marie Jean

Inspired by our last visiting artist, Anne Maries Jean’s works on paper using collage and mark making.
Using multiple pieces of paper explore mark making with different media thematically related to your work on ‘ small things’ or inspired by Annes Marks in the landscape. Tear and or cut up your experiments and create a minimum of 4 collages.

ACTIVITY 12: Collage inspired by the work of Artist Julie Bradley

Create 4 small collage work inspired by the work of Julie Bradley. include the following elements. Coloured ground, collage, rice paper shapes, gouache lines.

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