IMPROVISATION

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: – White Paper…

SALTY STRAW TREES

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: – Coloured Inks…

GOOD GRIEF! A CONVERSATION WITH PAINTER HELEN LEE

Throughout history the universal themes of mortality and death have been explored by artists from every possible angle: the dead and the dying, a brush with death, its inevitability, the aftermath of a violent act, the tragic loss of a loved one and resurrections aplenty. Even the reasons behind each work are equally disparate. For some it is a way of coping with grief, others are mostly interested in keeping memories alive or recording historical evidence. For Helen Lee it was, and still is, a matter of discovery. The artist…

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…

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…

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…

WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?

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. And expressing ‘WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND’ brings awareness of thoughts…