June 22, 2020
Children’s Art Week will take place online, home and in schools across the three weeks it runs in June and July. The 2020 themes are: The Natural World (from 29th June), Connecting Across Generations (6th July) and Literacy and Creative Writing (13th July). The aim of Children’s Art Week is to encourage families and children to take part in creative activities that they may not have tried before. It’s all about showing the importance of creativity and art in everyday life.
To celebrate Children’s Art Week and the weekly themes, we have several activities you can use on Purple Mash.
To celebrate the natural world, we have so many resources on 2Paint that can be used. Can you draw a leave changed by Autumn? And now that it is Winter, why not paint a typical Winter scene where you are and tell us all about what you would expect to see. There could be some surprising results across Australia. Or you could even paint yourself your very own AFL shirt so this season's games?.
To explore the theme of connecting across generations why not try our Self Portrait 2Paint a Picture resource? You can use this to not only paint what you look like but what other members of your family look like. You can also paint a picture of your family including how many people there are and who they are!
To ignite your creativity by looking at the theme of literacy and creative writing, why not explore some of your favourite books and paint a scene of them using 2Paint a Picture. If you’re a fan of Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson, why not paint the Mum’s tattoos! Or even paint what you think Narnia looks like through the wardrobe from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
And why not paint what The Gruffalo looks like with terrible claws, and terrible tusks in its terrible jaws, and knobbly knees and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of its nose...