Geometric art is a form of art that incorporates geometric shapes such as rectangles, triangles, and lines in a thought-out composition.
We decided to try something different, a messy adventure in art experimenting. Yes, my son and I wanted to explore balloon splatter painting.
The half-term holiday is now over, and today we have entered back into the routine of school. During the holidays, we brainstormed ideas and activities to do at home while in lockdown.
My son wanted to try a different style of art, thus decided to focus on Steampunk art. Steampunk art draws inspiration from the industrial revolution, which started in Great Britain and was more prominent during the Victorian era.
A recurring theme throughout our blog is art. For us, art allows us to use what motivates and inspires us to create artwork. So what better way to explore different art forms then to set up an art studio at home.
My son chose three plastic skeleton figures when he was shopping with his dad last year. For some strange reason, the figure on the right reminds me of the Skeksis character from Dark Crystal.
We decided to create an indoor camping theme in our flat using a sensory den instead of a tent.
My son wanted to try a different art technique, so I decided to introduce him to fluid painting, which is a form of abstract art.
Using felt tip pens, my son began to explore the different lines, shapes, and patterns, with fruit as the main focus on each canvas.
We watched WALL-E, which my son has probably seen fifteen times or so. He commented that WALL- E looked similar to Johnny 5. As soon as the movie finished, he wanted to watch Short Circuit and Short Circuit 2 (of course)
While watching Short Circuit, I randomly blurted out that it would be cool to recreate Johnny 5 out of cardboard.
What an experience these past months have been. Before lockdown, I was tired of feeling anxious, so, made a referral for support. After, I completed a few cognitive behaviour therapy sessions to improve my mental health and address my thoughts. Around a month later, we went into lockdown.
Today, the 8th May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. My son and I decided that for our celebrations, we will have a little party for two at home (of course).
Using cardboard, I helped my son fold and glue together a 3d shape of an animated face. We made ears, hair, and a nose too.
… My son sprinkled some sand across the black canvas and then we left it to dry.
Living in a flat without a garden can be challenging during this time; however, my son came up with this brilliant idea. He said, “if we cannot play outside, then we can create our indoor beach”. (What a genius idea, so that is what we did).
My son chose a few activities to do during the week. A new addition to Easter this year was making Italian Easter Bread.
Our first activity was creating raised salt paintings using salt and PVA glue. For this, my son created a butterfly, which he painted blue and red.
As a family, we enjoy art, so it was a fabulous experience to be able to work with different associate artists to explore art.
12 fun Christmas activities that you can enjoy doing indoors, in the comfort of your own home.