“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso

Let your creative side out this winter break. It feels good to let out the artistic energy,we all suppress during school because we have other priorities. Now is your chance, take advantage of it!

Ideas: 

1.) Collage

Supplies: Magazines, tape, paper/poster-board/large surface

Last year I had way too much free time, during school. I decorated my entire dorm door with magazine clippings. It was fun and a nice conversation starter for entering guests ;)

collage

2.) Crayon Melts

Supplies: Crayons, canvas, hot glue gun, and blow dryer

Everyone is making them! I made this one awhile ago with my brother, we liked to see the colors the crayons made when they melted together so we covered the whole canvas. For a simpler look, leave some white and hang it up.

color melt

3.) Mandala’s

mandalas  plural of man·da·la (Noun)

Noun
  1. A geometric figure representing the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism.
  2. Such a symbol in a dream, representing the dreamer’s search for completeness

Supplies: Pencil, Bristol/ poster/ or watercolor paper, ruler, compass, (optional) paint

I made these in an art class and this was one of my favorite assignments. Create a circle and doodle, the point is to try to draw the viewer to the center. We used 7 x 7 squares on watercolor paper. We were suppose to make them cohesive, in color and design.

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paintPainted Wave4.) Rearrange your room

My guilty pleasure! When I lived at home, I redid my room probably every 2 weeks. It clears my mind to have a new, clean, organized room.
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I even re-organize my dorm, just not as often ;)
Dorm
5.) Play on Proportions
Supplies: Magazine (home design/ geographic), exacto knife, rubber cement (clear glue), poster/ Bristol board
These were for an assignment in another art class. Find a background that looks like it has depth, like it leads into something. Cut out people or other figures of all different sizes, and fit them into the background image. It is not suppose to make sense, the more odd ball, the better.
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Art can be like a detox diet for the mind, even if you don’t think you are creative…you might learn something about yourself.
Happy Holiday Season!
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