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Creative Activities for you and Your Children

With lockdown restrictions still in place, here are some creative activities that you and your children could be doing together at home at the moment.

Playful Still Life Photography

Developed by Anya Miles, these playful still life photography activities can be enjoyed using minimal access to materials at home and are a fun way to create using household objects.

Also available is another activity with a focus on making your own tools and inks, whilst exploring mark-making and collage.

Click on the links to download the activities and feel free to share these resources with others.

Anya is a secondary art and design teacher based in Somerset, with a passion for supporting young people in their creative journey. She is also a practicing artist with a background in contemporary craft and is currently developing accessible resources for children and families to enjoy at home.

Get in touch and let Anya know how you found the activities. Share your creations

At Home Making: Paper Based Activities

Emily Stapleton Jefferis is a London based ceramicist and Artist Educator. She was Family Artist In Residence with Camden Arts Centre and during her time there, she developed a series of paper based workshop activities that can be easily approached at home with limited access to materials. You can download these by clicking on the links below.

Let Emily know you’ve used her resources by tagging on instagram @emilysjefferis

Paper Butterfly Making

Paper Lantern Making

Paper Bead Making

Paper Marbling

Potato Printing

Paper Makes with Jennifer Collier

Paper Artist Jennifer Collier from Unit Twelve Gallery has produced a series of online tutorials including how to make:

Paper Cups, Birdhouse, Craft Mice, Floral Crown, Paper Collar, Paper Rose and Mini Paper Houses

You can find all of these videos and download the tutorial sheets over on their website.

Art is Where The Home Is

Stay inspired with Firstsite’s artist created activity packs, featuring contributions from UK artists including Antony Gormley, Sarah Lucas, Gillian Wearing, Idris Khan, Richard Wentworth, Cornelia Parker, Jeremy Deller, Vanley Burke, Mark Wallinger and more.

‘Art is where the home is’ will give you ideas about how to get creative at home. Anyone can have a go – there are no specialist materials required, plus it’s completely FREE to download! Head over to their website to request yours

Isolation Art School

Develop some daily habits like drawing with the fabulous resources on @isloationartschool, offering daily tutorials for children and adults alike

Author and Illustrator Rob Biddulph posted a draw-along video every Tuesday and Thursday during the 2020 Lockdown. They are now all available on his website, to watch and share with anybody and everybody. Share your pictures on social media using the hashtag #DrawWithRob. You can find @RobBiddulph on Twitter, @rbiddulph on Instagram, robbiddulphauthor on Facebook, and you can subscribe to his YouTube channel too.

Make With Meg

Megan Clark Bragnall has developed a special family making workshop, encouraging creative ways to connect at the moment. You can visit the recording on YouTube

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