Using lines, colors, and shapes, draw the sound of a fire engine siren.
Many artists link different feelings or sounds with specific colors, shapes, and lines. Try it for yourself…
Shade and angry color…
Draw a quiet shape…
Make a silly line…
Practice making 3-D shapes in your sketchbook or on a sheet of paper.
What shapes do you see when you think of the following things? Use a pencil to sketch each shape you thought of.
- A building
- A slide
- A bowl of fruit
South African artist Esther Mahlangu is known for her colorful geometric paintings. Her work is inspired by her culture. Make your own geometric art like Mahlangu in the frame below. Try to use shapes and colors that are meaningful to you. Use these Mahlangu examples to help inspire you.
The one and only Esther Mahlangu.
Draw an animal using only simple shapes, such as circles, semicircles, triangles, and rectangles. Use a black marker.
Here are some cool images that might jumpstart your creativity using shapes. If you have a little one joining you and would like a step by step sheet for them to follow, you can choose one of our fun printables below.
Close your eyes. What do you see? Draw the colors and shapes.
Shapes, colors, images..so many things we see behind closed eyes and today we get to explore those. Put some fun music on or sit in silence, close your eyes, and take a few long deep breaths. What do you see? Is it dark or is it light? Do you see any shapes? Perhaps images containing a lot of colors and shapes. Grab some colorful utensils and let your mind explore as your shapes and colors begin to find their place on your paper and your lines take shape. Here is some inspiration for you.