Painting & Drawing
Today we are taking the first steps to becoming artists!
We will talk about the basics of drawing, from composition to color theory, and everything you are going to need as a foundation to move forward in becoming an artist.
Then we will practice some techniques to get you started!
Let’s create some art!
GOAL: Learn the basics of drawing, in order to have a foundation to move forward in exploring seniors' creativity
Presentation on drawing tips and tricks: a practical approach to get you started
Computer or laptop, internet connection, multimedia projector, speakers/sound system, paper, pencil, eraser
There will be a facilitator for the activity to help seniors understand the fundamentals of drawing and the techniques included in this workshop
This activity can be developed online or face-to-face, but will be easier and more interesting when held in person
Additional Activities & Tools:
An app that allows anyone to draw well. When you start drawing, the tool tries to guess the figure to be formed and displays suggestions of ready-made images:
ColoringOnline.com is a site where you can color online coloring pages, coloring books, and mandalas. Choose from one of our many coloring pages or mandalas and color them. Choose your colors and patterns and click where you want to color. You can save the result and/or share it online when you’re done.
- Sandbox – Pixel Art Coloring
Become a lover of the coloring of tiny pixel art! A great way to work on your drawing and motor skills: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=sandbox.art.sandbox&hl=pt_PT&gl=US
Free online drawing app that is more like playing a game of Pictionary. The best part is that you can play with your friends online or with others across the globe.
- Turn numbers into drawings
See the tutorial on how to turn numbers into drawings. Try to copy what you can see in the film. Then try to make up your own ideas about turning some numbers into drawings.
- Colouring with Google Arts & Culture
Choose a work of art and color it. You can try to recreate the original colors or create your own color version.
- Drawing a mandala
Draw a mandala while watching this tutorial. Then you can draw another one according to your own idea.
Make your own custom map of the World, United States, Europe, and 50+ different maps. Color an editable map and download it for free to use in your project.
- Drawing online
Choose a type of game and play. You can draw an image, copy an image, guess what somebody else has drawn etc. You can play online with friends.
Free online paint tool
- National Parks virtual tours
See the beauty of nature in the virtual tours by Google Arts & Culture