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Painting the Unseen: Hilma Af Klint
Twentieth century Swedish artist Hilma Af Klint is known for her pioneering abstract paintings, but for many years her paintings were kept hidden from the public. Follow along to find out what makes her so-called ‘secret paintings’ just so fascinating.
Paper People: Henning Wagenbreth
Explore a strange world of paper cuts from the imagination of German illustrator and graphic designer, Henning Wagenbreth. Meet weird and fantastical machines, human-like buildings, and two-headed creatures. Why not have a go making your own paper people?
Mysterious Machines: Anicka Yi
Experimental Korean artist Anicka Yi has filled Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall with incredible floating machines. And, equally odd, there is a strange smell lingering in the air. What on earth is going on inside the art gallery? Amy visits Tate Modern to find out.
CREATIVE CHALLENGE: CARD DESIGN COMPETITION
Create a winter or Christmas-themed card design. Winning designs will be turned into an e-card to be sent from Mr Eggleton to all parents and children in your year group!Follow along to find out more, and take inspiration from other artists featured in today's video!
Abstract Painting: Gillian Ayres
Gillian Ayres was one of the leading British abstract painters of her generation. In fact, she had been obsessed with painting since she was 13 years old! Discover more about this iconic artist, and have a go making your own bright and bold abstract painting.
Nature's Champion: Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Architect and painter Friedensreich Hundertwasser spent his life championing all that is natural and organic. In this video, Amy explores key ideas behind his most famous creations.
Lubaina Himid: The Power of Friendship
This week, we think about how important our friends are to us. Our friends bring out the best in us. They support and encourage us. Lubaina Himid makes artworks that celebrate the bonds between friends. Follow along and create an artwork that celebrates your friendships.
Light and Change: Chila Kumari Singh Burman
Follow along this week to discover how Burman celebrates and commingles Diwali, British pop culture, and more.
Artists' Animal Muses
Discover how different artists across different time periods and countries have been inspired by their pets and favourite animals to create fantastic artworks!
Paula Rego: Strange Storytelling
Discover the work of Portuguese-British visual artist, Dame Paula Rego, known for her paintings based on children's nursery rhymes and storybooks. What might you make, in response to Paula's art? What messages matter to you to communicate through your art?
Really Wild Photo Montages!
Learn how to make photo collages that change the reality of your faces in an abstract way, which may shock, surprise, and delight!
Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Amazing Abstractions
Discover Sophie's diverse body of work, and find out how to make your own abstract artwork by following our lesson!
Make your own Alexander Girard-inspired doll
Find out how to make your own Alexander Girard-inspired doll using everyday household items!
Collage like Jo Hummel Newell!
Get collaging with a lesson inspired by Jo Hummel Newell
Introducing the wonderful work of Hilke MacIntyre: painter, printer and ceramicist! Discover her distinctive simplified style, which uses shape, colour and pattern in the most fun ways!
Draw like Hilke MacIntyre!
Circles, circles everywhere! Robert Delaunay's Orphism.
Meet Robert Delaunay (1885-1941), a French artist who started an art movement called Orphism along with his wife, Sonia Delaunay. This art uses mainly geometric shapes and lines, carefully composed and vibrantly coloured. Follow along to create your own arresting artwork!
Magical Moving Art: Bridget Riley
Meet Bridget Riley (b. 1931), an English artist known for her mesmerising Op Art paintings!
Floating Faces: Chris Ofili
Discover how to make a composition of fun, floating faces in the style of Chris Ofili!
Painting the Personal: Frida Kahlo
Follow along to create a self portrait with some of your favourite animals, or even, a portrait of your animal with some of its favourite family members!
Myths and More: Thomas Tjapaltjarri
Tjapaltjarri's artwork depicts ancestral myths, stories and histories, using earthy colours and simple shapes and dotted lines. Inspired? Let's create!
Unravelling Patterns: Faig Ahmed
Faig Ahmed creates surrealist textiles, inspired by traditional Azerbaijani decorative rugs. Follow along to discover more!
Mesmerising Symmetry: Charley Harper
Create your own symmetrical and balanced artwork, inspired by Charley Harper.
Bamboo Art: Guan Daosheng
Create your own bamboo painting and celebrate Guan Daosheng's incredible legacy!
Adventures in Cubism: Georges Braque
Discover how French artist Georges Braque played with perspective and create your own cubist artwork!
Colour and Composition: Birds Eggs
Make your own eggs-cellent composition, inspired by Charley Harper!
Smile, Flower! Takashi Murakami
Murakami’s smiling flower face motif will be our art focus today!
Marvellous Masks: Loïs Mailou Jones
Create a colourful mask: what kind of mask would you want to present to the world around you?
Continuous Line Drawing
Develop your hand-eye coordination in this fun warmup drawing activity.
Learn the fun technique of 'backwards-forwards' sketching.
Create colourful patterned 'Birdees'!
Discover mindfulness in pattern-making.
Still Life: Marvellous Mould
Draw a delightfully decaying composition!
Bird Nests: Object Printing
Learn how to paint a bird nest and add texture through object printing.
Art Slogans: Bob & Roberta Smith
Make your own bright and bold art slogan!
Puzzle Play: Judith Rothschild
Create a colourful shape puzzle.
Colour Travels: Alma Thomas
Paint a colourful abstract watercolour.
Bird Collage: Charley Harper
Collage a Charley Harper-inspired bird flyway!
Crafty Collage: Charley Harper
Recreate Harper's minimal realist style through collage
Op Art: Victor Vasarely
Create your own Op Art piece using geometric shapes and colourful graphics.
Playful Mark Making: Geta Brătescu
Explore Brătescu's fascinating line drawings and make your own.
Birds in Flight: Charley Harper
Draw a bird in flight in Harper's minimal realist style.
Drawing UK Winter Birds
Learn to sketch your favourite UK winter birds.
Red Admirals: Charley Harper
Draw and colour a Red Admiral in the style of Charley Harper.
Fantastic Foxes: Franz Marc
Create a field of fantastic, Franz Marc-inspired foxes!
‘Princess of Polkadots’: Yayoi Kusama
Create a delightfully dotty butterfly fish!
Exploring Identity: Yinka Shonibare
Explore identity through crafting beautiful, hand-held paper butterflies!
Landscape Art: Queen McKenzie
Use natural colours to make your own McKenzie-inspired landscape.
‘Red Rabbit’: Jean-Michel Basquiat
Create your own expressive, superhero rabbit!
Curious Collage: Sara Fanelli
Discover collages in which all is not *quite* as it seems…
Roarsome Lion Masks: Henri Rousseau
Make a lion mask inspired by French artist, Henri Rousseau.
Watercolour painting: René Magritte.
Explore René Magritte’s surrealist artwork!
Delightful Dog Art: Keith Haring
Create colourful dog art inspired by American artist Keith Haring!
‘Mister Seahorse’: Eric Carle
Blob, wave and squiggle colours together to make your own seahorse!
Colourful Collage: Henry Matisse
Learn to collage doves, inspired by French artist, Henri Matisse.
‘The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.’
Learn to draw animals in the unique style of illustrator Quentin Blake.
Imagine and Collaborate
What if we were living in a giant goldfish bowl? What would be in our world?
Pattern and Craft: Anni Albers
Combine patterns to create a weave inspired by Anni Albers.
Find and Draw
Find and draw your own household objects in the style of Craig-Martin.
How can we recreate famous artworks using no painting/drawing materials at all?
Still life: Patrick Caulfield
Create your own still life inspired by Caulfield’s vibrant images.
Collage-making: Kurt Schwitters
Learn about artist Kurt Schwitters and his hidden faces.
Figurative drawing: Alberto Giacometti
Draw elongated bodies and faces in the style of sculptor Alberto Giacometti!
Landscape drawing: L.S. Lowry
Draw your favourite landscape in Lowry's distinctive style.
Portraiture: Lucian Freud
Create your own self-portrait, inspired by Freud's use of light.
Julian Opie: Portraiture
Learn about flat tones and bold line work to create a portrait inspired by Opie.
Spiderwebs: Louise Bourgeois
Make art forms based on intricate spiderwebs and their patterns!
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