The Laing Art Gallery at home - Little Artists

Activities your Little Artists can try out at home

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While the Laing Art Gallery is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we'll be sharing some activities you can try at home. 

Until we can re-open, one of our team, Sarah, who helps make our Little Artists sessions happen every week, has worked with her daughter, Grace, to make a series of videos showing activities you can try at home with your own little artists. Thank you to Sarah and Grace for making these!

Week one - watch the video below to learn how to make your own John Martin-inspired painting. 



Week two - make your own line picture inspired by the work of artist Colin Cina.


Week three - make a work of art inspired by Kenneth Rowntree's 'Black Painting 1'.


Week four - Grace shows how you can make a painting inspired by Nigel Henderson's 'Face at the Window I'.


Week five - make your own painting of tulips, like this one by Samuel John Peploe.


Week six - be inspired by the moon, like artist George Waterston.



Week seven - paint a seascape, like artist John Falconar Slater.


Week eight - Grace shows how you can make a lightning picture like artist Luke Clennell.