Last week I saw some artwork created by my nephew aged 10 as part of his homework, and this is what inspired my blog post for this week. What Artwork are kids doing during lock-down?
My nephew lives in Ireland and their school closed on the 12th March. I asked if he was missing school and what parts, he confirms he was and the bit he was missing the most was his friends. I learnt that each week the teacher emails home 2-3hrs of homeschooling work. Last week there was artwork involved and the subject matter was to draw a picture of a cat. So my nephew chose to make a mixed media piece of artwork by using newspaper and pipe cleaners. He first drew out the shape of the cat before cutting the paper to create the design for the cat, he then used pipe cleaners for the mouth. He has given his picture to my mam and dad which is so sweet of him.
When I interviewed my nephew for this blog and told him I would put a picture of his cat onto our Wonky Wheel website he was chuffed to bits and it made his week!
Upon researching Artwork projects for kids I came across a number of different activies for kids which I thought were really positive.
We have one of our very own artists Helen Wiseman creating colouring in art sheets, which if you drop Helen a message on Facebook she will email the sheet to you directly. Helen also has a number of children illustrations available at Wonky Wheel if you wish to check them out on our website.
Thaxted Fire Service has a downloadable sheet to colour in and if you return the completed sheet via Facebook messager they will display the Artwork at Thaxted fire station and in the fire engine which is a really cool idea. Check out there Facebook page or go to www.essex-fire.gov.uk/children to get the sheet for your kids to colour in.
At the end of the lockdown Wonky Wheel would like to host a exhibition of all the lovely artwork submitted to Thaxted Fire Service so that all the very busy NHS workers and other important services can have time to come and see all the lovely work done by the children in the local area.
If you wish to do a webinar with your kids , the award winning Children Illustrator Rob Biddilph has launched a weekly draw along video for kids to reproduce characters from his books. They are live at 10am every Tuesday and Thursday on social media and are available on Rob’s website later on for you to view #drawwithrob
Art Enthusiasts London are also hosting webinar for kids aged 6-9years each week but these are also suitable for adults. Each session looks at a famous artists techniques and you can drawn in the style and period, these sessions also help with drawing techniques and mixing tones. It could be a fun family activity to get involved in.
What artwork actives have you been doing with your kids? If you would like to share them with us on Facebook or Instagram please do as we would love to see them.