To keep you busy while in isolation, I thought that I would put some worksheets onto my website. All you need to do is download them and print them out. There are lots of exciting thing to try, you can have fun and experiment with different things. Just enjoy yourselves and the time will pass by quickly.
Any painting that you do over the next few months send to me, via email, so I can see what you are all doing. I have already had some pictures of some collages.
Why not look at my YouTube videos as well? You can see them here:
Keep safe, keep well and keep painting and drawing.
Worksheet 3 – Quick Sketch – Pen & Wash
We all love pen and wash, you can use any type of pen and add the colour when you get home. This was done on my daily walk at the bottom of Evening Hill, Poole.
Worksheet 4 – Play With Paint
A sketchbook is a wonderful thing to use daily. The images you do are often great because you are not worried about the cost of the paper or having to get everything correct. Just have fun and play with your paint.
Worksheet 5 – Abstract – End Of The Day
You may be working on some paintings. At the end of the day you may have leftover paint, if it is Acrylic then it will dry out quickly, so why not try this?
Worksheet 8 – Watercolour Washes
I know that you will love this subject. How hard it can be to do a good wash. Perhaps every time you wash your hands at the moment you should do a watercolour wash then you will be an expert by September!
Worksheet 9 – Zentangle
What is a Zentangle? It is a small square with patterns inside, originally done by monks.
Draw on cartridge paper with a pen a 6.5inch square, divide it with 7 lines going from one side to another, they can be curvy or angular it is up to you.
Worksheet 10 – Tangram
Here is a puzzle challenge. A Tangram game started in china 4,000 years ago. There are 7 pieces with straight sides that you can make into various shapes of things. They must be flat on the table and all 7 pieces must be used for each picture.
Worksheet 11 – Painting People
These figures are painted in watercolour and will add interest to your paintings. Look at the shapes, paint the bodies first then add the head and legs. They would be painted quite small, I would suggest a number 3 round brush. They are ideal for sketchbook studies and you can also add pen.
Worksheet 13 – Cut Outs
Have a look at Matisse for ideas on cut outs. His were very big but you could just make small ones into the size of a card and send to a friend. You need coloured paper, scissors and glue and a piece of something like Watercolour paper or card for the base. If you do not have sheets of coloured paper you could just find coloured paper from magazines.
Worksheet 17 – Collograph
You can have fun by making patterns and pictures by sticking any materials and found objects onto some thick card then make a print of it – this is called a collagraph.
Worksheet 18 – Painting a Rosebud in Watercolour
Using a smooth watercolour paper, a wash of raw sienna in the background, gradually build up layers, lemon yellow and cobalt on the rose bud.
Worksheet 20 – Stenciling and Printing Leaves
Using leaves or flowers you can make a lovely pattern by printing. Use a geli plate or acetate to roll out some Acrylic paint, just a little not too thick. You could use a sponge if you do not have a roller.