Day 162..

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.

Day 160..

You have discovered a deserted island. Make a map of your island in pencil. Where is your shelter? Are there mountains, trees, and lakes? Perhaps there’s buried treasure.

Use a blank sheet in your sketch book as your map, or if you are using loose sheets for an art binder, use the printable below.

Day 159..

American artist Faith Ringgold is known for her story quilts. Try making your own below. Think of a story you want to tell – it could be a memory. Draw a picture that tells the story in the central rectangle, then add different patterns, shapes, and colors in the smaller rectangles to create a border.

Try drawing your own quilt to get your started or feel free to print the above images by clicking the link below.

Day 157..

What would a goldfish look like if it were living on land? Draw your version in the pace below.

When reading this I couldn’t help but immediately think of the goldfish from Dr. Seuss. Somehow that fishe managed to live at the top of his water bowl, have conversations with humans (& a cat) and go on some of the wildest adventures without ever even spilling any water from his bowl. Amazing.

Let’s see what comes to your mind.

Day 156..

With a pencil, draw the elements of a face (eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, ears) in the middle of the box. (or paper) Then create the shape of the head by filling in the background with lines that end where the edge of the head starts.

Your picture should end up looking something like this.

Day 155..

You’re invited to a costume party. Draw your outfit here.

This day’s art activity comes right on time considering we are a little over a month away from Halloween. From babies to the elderly, we see people of all ages and walks of life dressed in costumes to the join in the season’s festivities. Get creative with this costume. Even if it’s one that may never become a reality, allow yourself to think outside the box and dream a little. Enjoy some of these cool looks we found..

Day 153..

Give these colors the best descriptive name you can think of. Try not to use the actual name in your description. For example, violet could be called “juicy grape.” Think hard!