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.


Week nine - find out how to make a beautiful painting of roses in a vase, inspired by artist Duncan Grant.


Week ten - Grace shows you how to make a tree painting, like artist John Everett.


Week 11 - This week's activity is inspired by the work of artist Geoff Sansbury. Here's how to make a colourful chalk picture:


Week 12 - Grace shows you how to create a street scene inspired by artist Helen Byrne Bryce.


Week 13 - Be inspired by Florence Ada Engelbach's painting, 'Gladioli'.

Week 14 - learn how to make a print using containers from around the house, inspired by the artwork of Gary Sargeant.

Week 15 - Grace shows how to create a marbling effect, inspired by Ann Gillie's painting, Seawrack.



Week 16 - this week, Grace shows how you can make an artwork like Edward Scott Dobson's Composition with Red Sphere.



Week 17 - learn how to make a colourful composition, inspired by Derek Roberts' Early Summer.

Week 18 - resistance pictures, inspired by the work of artist Bruce McLean.


Week 19 - Cardboard, foil and string artwork inspired by Martin Ball's painting, 'Fane'.


Week 20 - Decorate your own plant pot with chalk paint in the style of William Holman Hunt's Isabella and the Pot of Basil.