more creative activities
other activities - VISUAL ART
The Ickabog - illustration competition
Fancy doing a drawing for the new JK Rowling story? The creator of Harry Potter says:
“Having decided to publish, I thought how wonderful it would be if children in lockdown, or otherwise needing distraction during the strange and difficult time we’re passing through, illustrated the story for me. There will be suggestions about the illustrations we might need for each chapter on The Ickabog website, but nobody should feel constrained by these ideas. I want to see imaginations run wild! Creativity, inventiveness and effort are the most important things: we aren’t necessarily looking for the most technical skill!”
In case you would like to create pictures and patterns using sewing instead of painting. If you have a needle, threads and some plain fabric you can use – have a go at these basic embroidery stitches.
Art from Guggenheim
Numerous art books have been made available online from the world-famous Guggenheim Museum. Flick through books on Klimt, Kandinsky and Giacometti with the click of your mouse or tap of your finger!
Artist Sam Bakewell uses clay to create artworks. In this short film at the V&A Museum in London he talks about how carving and creating ‘anxiety tiles’ helped him to manage his mental health.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL!
Children & Young People: please make sure you stay physically safe when doing any of the activities, and check with an adult before starting, as Artslink can't accept liability for any damage to yourself or property!
Children & Young People and key adults: please be aware of the importance of e-safety.
We strongly recommend the Thinkuknow e-safety website.