Cool Treats

Introduction Now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s the perfect time to draw some nice cool treats.   We’ll be trying to fill the page  with different sizes and shapes of ice blocks and frozen treats.  Work on space, placement, and balance with your composition and don’t be afraid to draw ‘off the page’ because […]

Stained Glass Heart

Introduction In this video, we explore how to create value and tint using simple watercolours. This easy at home art project will encourage kids to experiment with warm and cool colours and will challenge them see how many new colours they can create just by adding white and black to their colour palette. You can […]

Sponge Stamping Sheep

Introduction Using stamping daubers is a fun way to add texture and form to an artwork. Why buy expensive ones when you can make them at home using sponges and clothes pegs? Kids will want to make an entire flock of sheep once they start this! Best suited for kids aged 5-8 years. Materials sponge […]

Upcycle Owl

Introduction These adorable toilet paper roll owls are so fun and easy to make. Instead of throwing out your empty TP rolls, upcycle and re-purpose them to create a little arty craft. The best part is designing their faces, wings and chest. Best suited for 7-10 year olds. Materials empty toilet paper rolls sharpie or […]

Abstract Butterfly

Introduction One of the best things about abstract art is that it doesn’t have conform or be ‘perfect’. It allows the little artist to explore with freedom and confidence to make their own amazing artwork. Our mixed media butterfly uses lots of different techniques and the result is a fun and whimsical abstract work. Best […]

Mixed Media Sunflower

Introduction In art, ‘mixed media’ simply means that an artwork uses more than one medium. In this one, we have used a combination of different supplies to make these Van Gogh inspired sunflowers. Best suited for kids in years 3-6. Materials oil pastels watercolours mixed media and coloured paper scissors glue paintbrushes

Desert Cactus

Introduction Having a 3D element in your artwork always makes your work stand out. This fun desert cactus collage will look amazing when you have put together all the components. This tutorial is ideally suited for older learners, but younger kids can do it too – maybe just with a bit of help from Mum […]

Origami Sailboat

Introduction Make your own painted papers then use them to create this fun 3D collage. While your paint is drying, you will learn how to make a super-simple origami boat. Then have fun putting it all together to make an impressive artwork! Materials paint brushes mixed media paper texture implements (fork, cotton bud, straw, toilet […]

Abstract Fish Collage

Introduction This abstract Matisse-inspired fish bowl is a great at home collage project for younger students. Collage is a form of visual art that is all about assembling multiple textures, materials, colours and anything else to make a unified piece of work. The best part about this is that it’s abstract, so anything goes! Materials […]

Koi Fish

This Koi fish is an intermediate drawing but can modified to suit whatever level your child is working at. The work focuses on curves and soft rounded lines. The ‘marker and water’ technique gives it a soft yet effective watercolour look.