While we’re waiting to reopen, and many of us are at home looking for creative projects to keep the kids occupied, we’re going to release some creative activity inspiration! The activities in our Home Studio series can be done by children of all ages, 5 to 105!
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Mixed Media Landscape
Home Studio #13 is one for older children, and adults, who already have a painting practice. Rachel Burke will guide you through creating a mixed media landscape on a prepared canvas with an unusual background.
Home Studio #12 takes inspiration from Op artist Bridget Riley, we show you how in #HomeStudioBG
Deep Space Painting
Home Studio #11 with Lynn Phillips and her mum, artist Sinead Lucey, create a ‘Deep Space Painting’ using just three colours. A great exercise in tone, colour and line.
Upside Down and Inside Out Drawing
Home Studio #9: Sinead Lucey and her daughter Lynn Phillips have made a video about drawing 'Upside Down and Inside Out', a great exercise to challenge your drawing practice. Learn to draw by abstraction inspired by work by Georges Seurat...watch the video to learn more!
Milk Box Bird Feeders
Home Studio #8 is a simple craft activity to help support our native wildlife! Create your own bird feeder from recycled materials, and see how many different breeds you can spot eating their dinner in your garden.
Make a Portrait
Home Studio #6 is a tutorial by Rachel Burke which gives you some of the principles of creating a self portrait. Follow along with this easy to follow tutorial to create your own beautiful portraits at home.
Kitchen Cupboards Crafts
Home Studio #5: Fala Buggy invites you to join her in the spice cabinet. You'll be making some 'Kitchen Cupboards Crafts' using spices to make scented paints and paper constructions. The possibilities are endless!
Shadow Puppet Theatre
Home Studio #4 is a magical, mystical Shadow Puppet Theatre tutorial by Renata Pekowska! Make puppets, create a screen, use a lightsource and create your own Easter themed storylines. The materials are simple but the effects are awesome!
Home Studio #3 with Fala Buggy will give you lots of ideas for making paper sculptures at home. Try out these techniques and experiment!
Make a Mask
Home Studio #2 is a step-by-step tutorial on how to make…MASKS! Join artist Renata Pekowska in repurposing everyday household materials into a mask that can be used to create at-home theatre, tell stories or play pretend!
Make your own Storyworld Sun
Home Studio #1: We're throwing it back to The Breadwinner Exhibition, the Cartoon Saloon collaborative exhibition we held in summer 2018. You can watch The Breadwinner on Netflix as a family, and then make some movie inspired art.
Download the paper artwork tutorials by The Breadwinner animation artist Janis Aussel here.