Some Fun Art-Making Activities to inspire and occupy the kids young and old
Activity 1 : Colour me in
Download a colouring-in page inspired from an artwork in the Gallery's own collection - it's a great way to explore colour.
Activity 2 : Take a line for a walk
Drawing has been an important part of art since the dawn of time - try some of these drawing ideas
Leonard Booth, The Obe Player, 1907, charcoal on paper, Aigantighe Art Gallery Collection 1975.2
- Draw something using only your favourite colour
- Shade a piece of paper with a pencil and use an eraser to create lines
- Draw something without taking your pencil of the page
- Draw your portrait using only ten lines
- Draw your favourite memory
- Draw something with your eyes closed
- Draw something in one minute
Activity 3 : Take a look in the mirror
Artists have painted self-portraits filling them with symbols and objects that are important to them for centuries. Take a mirror and draw or paint your self-portrait with object that are important to you.
Activity 4 : A brush with nature
Take a walk around the garden and collect a selection of different sticks, leaves or flowers. Next tape the leaves or flowers to one end of a stick and now try painting with your homemade brush. See how many different patterns and textures you can make with different materials.