Have a go at the wide spectrum of exciting art workshops generated during lockdown.
Rachael, Alan and Gordy's ProjectsGallery
Once you start looking around the house it’s hard to stop, for example looking at water and the shapes it makes when near vibrations, or exploring the garden and house plants - strands of grass, birds, sand. 🌾🐦Whatever stands
out, go with it and perhaps play with shapes, sizes, colours & repeating it to make cool & inspiring patterns unique to you! 💃🕺
Gordy has offered a very daft and very fun project to try out.
I have decided to take inspiration from bird call (pigeons) and show how you can take something simple and transform it into a musical riff. 🐦🎸
Although this is tongue in cheek it can be seriously applied into music and art. 😆🎼🎨
Observing nature has been and always will be a never ending source of inspiration for artists.
I (Rachael) decided to recreate my own Nature based Mandala using materials in abundance close to home. The beach close to me has many shells so I collected a bag, along with flower heads and leaves 🌿🐚 . But you can use anything!
I loved spending hours collecting the key pieces for the work I had in mind and then creating a beautiful piece of art, which then I have to learn to let it go of... by destructing it myself! A powerful and fun process.
Why not give it a go... get creative!
You could create a video, make a sketchbook, or write a story!
Here, Rachael has chosen to create a nature diary from her hood... kind of like a nature Inspector Columbo. Exploring wildlife, capturing natural light and anything that caught my eye! Shapes, textures, making notes and creating local wildlife characters in my diary. My media was photography (from my phone) and pencils for sketches But you can use whatever you have... get creative with your sketchbook!Keep an eye out over the weekend for Gordy and Alan's versions of the project and send us in your ideas.
This can be a really great way of looking into our favourite artists or perhaps exploring new artists. Think about what makes you love these certain styles so much? How can you take a little bit of your style & recreate your
favourite artist pieces?.
Experimenting, doodling, researching through books or online for some of your favourite images! Perhaps set up a mirror in front of you as you sketch or use a photograph.
Rachael - I love this weeks theme, looking back on some of my favourite artists & trying a self portrait again after many years was so much fun! I found it really fascinating to see how these artists used lines to convey their own authentic and unique style. Whilst doing little sketches inspired by Modigliani I was surprised by how beautiful it was to draw only a few lines to achieve the style he was creating. I looked into my own art work and I love colours, bold images and stories. Ultimately I was drawn towards Frida Khalo! Throughout my life I have been so fascinated with her work, life and style.
I have been inspired to keep on with this project & exploring more artists! I hope you can join me.
A gallery of all the amazing artwork that has been sent over the past 6 months of lockdown