Online Creative Projects

 

We are so happy to share our freshly created and free, printable arty resources and activities which we hope will inspire children and families to get creative from the comfort of your own homes. Have fun getting arty together in your bubbles!

Creative Project: What is a Still Life?

 

Create a still life photograph from objects around the house and then join our Beyond the Bubble Still life photography project!

 

To download this creative project click HERE

Creative Project: The Great Still Life Treasure Hunt

 

This still life treasure hunt has been designed to help you gather objects together to create an interesting still life arrangement. It is designed to find treasures in your own home.
The treasure hunt can be done on its own or just for fun. It can also be used to create a still life photograph for the Tauranga Art Gallery’s Beyond the Bubble Still Life Project photography challenge.

 

To download this creative project click HERE

Creative Project: Four rooms video tutorial

Construct a cardboard building inspired by Future Islands

You will need:
• Cardboard (cereal box will do)
• Pencil
• Scissors
• Ruler
• Old magazines
• Sharpee or black felt
• Glue
• Paints & Brush
• Felts
• Sellotape

Watch this great tutorial here >

 

Creative Project: Dog Portrait drawing tutorial

Re-create this fabulous dog picture inspired by @Mr G Hoete Art!

You will need:
• Paper (A3 if you have it)
• Pencil
• Crayons
• Dye or food colouring (1 part food colouring to 3 parts water)
• Brush (a big one if you have it)
• Sharpee or black felt
• Card (or old cereal box)
• Scissors
• Cellophane or glad wrap
• Felts
• Sellotape

Watch this great tutorial here >

Creative Project: Watercolour Plankton Blobs

 

Art is everywhere even in a blob of colour! Create some creatures from the deep out of blobs of colour for this arty activity inspired by artist Lianne Edwards and her exhibition Lianne Edwards: Sentinels & Sea Change

 

 

Check out the project HERE

 

Creative Project: Mixed Media Landscape

 

Have fun experimenting with mixing and making different kinds of wet media!

Create your own mixed media landscape in this arty activity inspired by the Miles Art Awards 2020 exhibition. 

 

 

Check out the project HERE

 

Creative Project: Textured Taniwha (Salt Clay Creation)

 

Make and sculpt your own taniwha out of salt clay! This creative project is inspired by the work of contemporary Māori artist, Tracy Keith and his ceramic sculpture which is part of the exhibition Matatoki: Mata ā Waka.

 

 

To download this creative project click HERE

 

Creative Project: Layered Abstract Art

 

Make an amazing layered abstract artwork by tracing around your hands or other household objects!

 

 

To download this creative project click HERE

 

Creative Project: Collected Object Art

 

Create a round artwork using collected objects from home! This project is inspired by the circular artworks by Lianne Edwards and her exhibition Lianne Edwards: Sentinels & Sea Change.

 

 

To download this creative project click HERE

 

At Home Art Materials - You don’t need fancy art materials to be creative!

 

Using everyday materials from around your home is a great way to recycle and create something fun, interesting and unique! We have ideas for materials that could be used for drawing, painting and making sculptures.

 


Drawing materials list click HERE


Painting materials list click HERE


Sculpture materials list click HERE

Creative Project: Geometric windows


Create your own geometric window artwork using tape and paint. This creative project is inspired by the work of leading contemporary artist, Kelcy Taratoa and his large installation at the gallery.
 

Check out the project HERE

Creative Project: Take an art making journey


Go on an art making journey using at home materials and tools to create an artwork that shares a visual story about things that are special to you.

Check out the project HERE

Creative Project: The Miles Mobile

Designed for children aged 7 years and older, explore using a variety of materials to construct mobiles. This activity is inspired by Israel Randell's artwork Wahi Ngaro which was the Miles Supreme Award winner of the Miles Art Awards 2020.

Check out the project HERE

You can also see the full Miles Art Awards 2020 exhibition and featured finalists online. Vote for you favourite artwork in The Bay of Plenty Times People's Choice Award.

 

Creative Project: Matatoki inspired soap carving

 

Inspired by the whakairo (carving) in the exhibition Matatoki: Mata ā Waka, this art project shows the steps for carving your own design into a bar of soap. 

 

Check out the project HERE

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