Art Night

Welcome to my ‘Art Night’ blog where we (my two boys and I) try to inspire budding artists of any age to try some creative art projects that we have enjoyed and want to share! Click on the images below to go to the different activities.

Autumn Colour Mixing
A nice way to practice colour mixing and to look in detail at a photograph.











Memory Sticks
A really fun way to remember visiting a place.











Stars using Onion Skin Ink
A really great process to try out using your kitchen waste.









Autumn Equinox Land Art
A great outdoor activity that can get everyone involved!







Homemade Paint – Cup and Ring Stones
Outdoor messy art and making your own paint.










Mirror image prints and drawings of butterflies.







Coronavirus Rainbow of Hope
Rainbows are springing up all around the world in people’s windows to try to cheer people up as they pass by and offering a message of hope to people who see them. This was our first week of home schooling since the schools all closed last week, so we decided to make a rainbow for our own window at home.





The Year of the Pig
For this activity we all had a go at looking at ways of drawing pigs. A great activity for developing fine motor skills.








Kandinsky-inspired Mother’s Day Cards

For this activity we explored the world of Kandinsky and created some Mother’s Day cards. A great activity for all ages to explore art!











Miró and Primary Colours

For this activity we explored the work of Spanish artist Joan Miró, then discussed primary colours. A great activity for all ages – and great fun naming the work afterwards!












For this activity we turned to nature and tried to draw a birds’ nest. Building up the colours and layers, this activity was a great opportunity to play with the different tones of the same colours.









Summer Solstice

This activity allowed us to enjoy the bright colours of the summer sunrise and a chance to work with paints and the effect salt has on paint as it dried.










Picasso and African Masks

A fun activity inspired by Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.










Summer Shadow Pictures

A messy but fun summer activity!










St Ives Bay and Cornwall

A chance to be inspired by a dramatic landscape using a limited colour palette.











Barbara Hepworth

Natural forms inspired by the work of Barbara Hepworth.




Colour Mixing

Colour mixing using primary colours.





The Hungry Caterpillar

Great book and graphics; lots of fun recreating the Hungry Caterpillar.





Father Christmas

A chance to get Christmassy and have a giggle painting Father Christmas stuck up the chimney!











Experimenting with colour mixing and painting techniques using spin art inspired by hearts created in Damien Hirst’s Spin Workshops that took place in 2009 at Damien Hirst’s Requiem exhibition at the Pinchuk Art Centre in Kiev, Ukraine