Tape two or three pencils together. Practice drawing different swirls and lines in this space, then try drawing an object.
Look at the sky. What colors do you see? Record them.
Continue drawing smaller and smaller stars inside this star, until you can’t draw any more. Use a different colored pencil for each star you draw, or pick three colors to repeat.
You can draw your own stars, or if you’d like some help with your stars like I do, you can use the printable below.
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.
Write down what colors these words make you think of:
Look out through a window and list six different colors you see.
Don’t have a window near or maybe have one with a really bad view? Have fun borrowing one of these.
Shade the boxes with the colors you think represent these emotions:
HAPPY. SAD. ANGRY. JEALOUS.
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.