Category Archives: Drawing

Paint What You Hear

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It was an Exhibition on 2nd October 2012
Run by lead artist Erica Rasmussen at ArtPlay.
There was also a band performance.

IT was a simple yet fun exhibition.  All we had to do, is paint along to the music.

Say, if it was sweet, smooth classical music, you paint a stroke something like this:

smooth brush stroke - paint what you hear

Or if it was crazy, full-on heavy metal, you would paint this:

statacato prush movement - paint what you hear

or if it was something in-between, you would paint a brush stroke like so:

inbetween brush stroke - paint what you hear!!!

Here are a few pictures from the paint what you hear exhibition:

Paint What You Hear  Exhibition Painting

A painting from the “Paint What You Hear” Exhibition

IMG_0368 Joshua's

Making our own paintings via ‘’hearing what we paint’’.

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The Band

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Mum and Joshua’s Painting

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Hannah’s “Paint What You Hear” Painting

IMG_0378 Hannah at work

Here I am, Hannah at Work

IMG_0379 Hannah's

Hannah’s finished work “Blobs”.

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Portraits

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Mirrors, pencils, paper, mannequins, photo frames and a little bit of inspiration from The Amazing Bobby at ArtPlay… all you need to start a portrait gallery!Open-mouthed smile

In December 2012, I went to ArtPlay for a portraits workshop. I learnt that all you would need to do this is a mirror , a pencil ,paper and patience and eventually…

100_4925         Clock( tick tock)   100_4924 you end up with THIS!100_4931 

Even if you don’t have those materials, or you’re not the patient type,  you could use an iPad to create some art work like my brother is doing here…

From this…100_4929… to this…100_4930 and then finally… THIS!100_4930b Josh Procreate Portrait iPad 2012-10-04

You can do more drawings of course! You can copy mannequins like my brother  Josh did…

100_4926 100_4927And after a while…100_4923 Joshua's THIS! was the final product!

And you can do more pencil drawings of people to add to Bobby’s “inspiration wall” like these that I did…

 

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And plus, you get to frame them…

with the frame that Bobby gives you on your way in (100_4931)

or you can make your own one out of paper       ( 100_4934)

Yup! A creative workshop deserves a creative review!

Here is Bobby’s Inspirational Wall

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Age recommendation: Anyone who knows how to operate a pencil!

              

Hannah Be right back 

 

The Book Factory – Melbourne Writer’s Festival at ArtPlay

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Being a Reader… author… then an illustrator… and a publisher…

The author of this workshop was H.J Harper, who is an author from Melbourne who writes a series called Star League.

There was an Illustrator at this workshop whose name was Sue deGennaro who has illustrated The Tomorrow Book and The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas.

All I did was think of a title, write a story, illustrated it and got it published.

And then ACORNS came to be!!!

I enjoyed all of it but especially liked the illustrating because I love drawing.

Here is a pdf link to my book (please note it is a first draft as we did not have time to edit it).

Acorns

Get the free adobe acrobat reader to read it.

I went to this workshop Saturday 1st September at ArtPlay.

Recommended age: 7-12yrs.

PS. Let me know what you think of the book via the comments below.

 

The Lady and The Unicorn exhibition and Weaving a Myth workshop

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The meeting of poetry and tapestry!

I went to an exhibition “The Lady and the Unicorn” with Etchings by Melbourne artist Arthur Boyd based on interpretations of the words of poet Peter Porter on 13th July 2012. The poems are based on a historical fiction novel about French tapestries featuring a beautiful lady and a unicorn. It is about a love story and mythical tale about a lady and a unicorn who love each other but find it hard to be together. This exhibition comes from NSW – The Bundanon Trust.

The story was explained (kid’s version poetry) by artist and Bundanon Trust Education Manager – Mary Preece.

Arthur Boyd’s art from activity booklet from Bundanon Trust.

Mum found it interesting that there was a picture incorporating Noah’s Ark as well into the poetry of the story.

I also did an activity booklet provided to learn about the story, see my pictures below.

The trapped unicorn in a cage.

However, in the end in this poetry version they do go to heaven and are together for eternity.

This is my interpretation of some of the story – my poem.

The Lady and the Unicorn

 

There once was a unicorn,

With a glamorous horn,

With an enemy king,

Who was really thinking,

how to catch the animal for his zoo..

The unicorn fell in love,

With a lady wearing white like a dove,

But the unicorn was betrayed,

On a very, very fateful day,

By the lady.

At the lady’s wedding,

She found herself weeping,

For the unicorn was gone forever,

But the unicorn came back,

And they went to heaven together.

And they lived there for eternity

I also went to the workshop run by Mary Preece – “Weaving a Myth” – where I weaved some beautiful artwork. A tapestry to be precise – see pictures below.

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It was a challenge for me trying to find the right ribbon and right side of the fabric, and to place them in an interesting way in the frame. I enjoyed the weaving because when I finished my work it looked fantastic!!

Recommended age: 9-12yrs.

Have A Say Day

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I went to this on the 18th of March 2012.  My role on the day was to be an interviewer.  I mostly interviewed parents.  My friend Tayger also was interviewing – mostly the children.  We swapped places later on.

Some of the questions I asked were:

  • Why did you come along today?
  • How did you find out about Artplay?
  • What has been one of you favourite activities at Artplay?
  • What would you like to see in the future here at Artplay?

There was also a drawing workshop with UK artist and consultant from the Campaign for Drawing – Clare Price, for kids aged 5-12yrs and their parents. Tayger and I took part in that. It was pretty fun.

After awhile I started taking pictures of the art children were doing on the Ipad.

I liked being an interviewer, it was loads of fun.

Here I was capturing a photo of the silhouette wall.  Thanks to Steph Urruty for this photo.

Art Play Big Draw

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I went to this with my family on the 11th September 2011.

This was the seventh annual ART PLAY BIG DRAW.

We had to use ‘rule base drawings’ – rules like game rules – where you need to learn the rules of the game in order to take part. Easy and simple directions were given for various activities.

Some of the things I took part in with my family were:

Projector Drawing

You have to stand in front of a projector, and someone else traces over your shadow.


Here my dad is tracing my brother’s shadow.

Electrical Tape Drawing

This was my favourite activity. All you have to do is draw anything you like using only tape.

This is my tape robot.

Basic shape draw

Just draw things using basic shapes.


I have drawn a caterpillar’s face.

3D type drawing

This one was a little hard. You have to make a picture look 3D by shading it in certain places. It was fun, even though I found it challenging.

Overall the activities were fun and creative.

Recommended age: 3-12yrs.