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Drawing and Painting

We have a variety of Drawing and Painting activities with different wellbeing benefits. Click on the title to be taken to the activity of your choice.

 

Paint a Simple Landscape

Create beautiful samples using easy and effective techniques in this step-by-step activity. Build your decision-making skills and broaden your own palette of techniques. Choose from your favourite techniques to paint a small landscape. Click here.


This activity is a great introduction to some painting tricks for a beginner or anyone curious about painting and picking up new skills.
 

Paint a Simple Landscape Video Guide

This video guide accompanies the above activity.

 

Tools and Techniques

Learn to make marks with all kinds of implements to get varied and sometimes, unexpected effects. Click here.

 

Tools and Techniques Video Guide

 

Make Marks to Music

Follow this making marks exercise to practise drawing a wide range of expressive marks with confidence, using music. Explore marks that express a response to musical sounds. Rather than drawing what you can see, you’ll draw what you feel. Develop your personal ‘vocabulary’ of marks to become more expressive in drawing. Click here.

 

Make Marks to Music Video Guide

This video guide accompanies the above activity.

Doodling

It’s official. Doodling is good for us!

Doodling is a form of drawing, and anyone can do it. We all doodle squiggles and patterns when on the phone or sitting idly with a pen in our hand, but doodling can re-introduce us to the fun of playing with line and shape. As children we all confidently make marks on paper (and the walls in some cases!), but in adult life many of us lose touch with that creative impulse. Doodling can reawaken our inner artist, so have a go at our guided doodle exercise and see what you discover in yourself! Click here.

 

Draw a Scene

Take time out, connect with your surroundings and fill up on vital Vitamin D with this short noticing activity. Click here.

 

Draw a Leaf or Flower

Boost mood with this short outdoor activity.  Look closely at details in nature and draw what you see. Click here.

 

Draw an Object

Learn new techniques and sharpen existing skills.  Build confidence with drawing proficiency and create accurate drawings from observation.

 

Draw an Object Video Guide.
This video guide accompanies the above activity. Click here.