DOODLES

Creating art can be a great way to ease the anxiety of this period in lockdown. These short art tutorials are designed to make use of tools and materials that we already have at home and can be replaced easily with something similar if we don’t. They might help us break the cycle of boredom, entertain the whole family or practice mindfulness. Colours, patterns, textures and even the sounds we produce with paper, brushes and water anchor us to the moment.   FOR THIS TUTORIAL YOU NEED: – A Set…

DECOUPAGE

Creating art can be a great way to ease the anxiety of this period in lockdown. These short art tutorials are designed to make use of tools and materials that we already have at home and can be replaced easily with something similar if we don’t. They might help us break the cycle of boredom, entertain the whole family or practice mindfulness. Colours, patterns, textures and even the sounds we produce with paper, brushes and water anchor us to the moment. I did this with a young family friend, who…

NATURE DOODLES

Creating art can be a great way to ease the anxiety of this period in lockdown. These short art tutorials are designed to make use of tools and materials that we already have at home and can be replaced easily with something similar if we don’t. They might help us break the cycle of boredom, entertain the whole family or practice mindfulness. Colours, patterns, textures and even the sounds we produce with paper, brushes and water anchor us to the moment.   FOR THIS TUTORIAL YOU NEED: – A Set…

PINK IN PECKHAM

If Frantz Fanon were to write his 1952 book ‘Black Skin, White Mask’ today, a chance encounter with two contemporary works of art would probably result in a different title. Not only do Pink Devil by Heath Kane and Afro-Glitch by Kamile Ofoeme feature strikingly similar visuals – a candy pink mask – but, rather unsurprisingly, I came across them both in Peckham. Besides being the go-to place for one of London’s most dynamic art scenes, it’s also where Simon Whybray created his bubblegum staircase installation for Bold Tendencies. I…

RAINBOWS

Creating art can be a great way to ease the anxiety of this period in lockdown. These short art tutorials are designed to make use of tools and materials that we already have at home and can be replaced easily with something similar if we don’t. In these last few weeks, the rainbow has become a symbol of support for people wanting to express solidarity with NHS workers. The idea came from a nurse who intended it to be a sign of hope for patients and staff in hospitals across…