The SRAC continues to create accessible and free art experiences, especially during quarantine.
Join SRAC staff member & artist/writer Nicole Chilton live on Facebook for an intro to art journaling, basic tools, and a fun interactive activity. Perfect for all ages.
Basic Tools to have ready (optional if you want to play along:
Paper or journal
Pencils, pens, markers, crayons
Watercolor or Acrylic & Brush (plus clean water & paper towel)
Extra scraps of paper (Magazines, old envelopes, stamps, wrapping paper, etc)
To watch the video, click HERE.
For a list of Nicole's favorite tools, visit her personal blog HERE.
For some prompts to cut up and add to your "inspiration bowl":
- Draw a bunch of stars
- Draw the outline of an object near you
- Cover half your page with a wash of color
- Write down a line from a favorite poem or song
- Add a strip of paper or washi tape to the page
- cut out the shape of an object, a body, or an animal
- choose another prompt, and do it with your non-dominant hand
- pick a color you don't love, and now pick another prompt
- draw a few spirals
- glue on a scrap of paper
AND YOUR HOMEWORK:
Create a Mood Board for National Poetry month. Use a journal page or a piece of heavy paper. Add colors, words, images and scraps of paper that inspire you and connect you to a poem of your choosing. Share with us on social media! Add it to the event Facebook discussion, or tag us on social media @SpringfieldArts.
If you'd like an example of a poem, consider "First Fig" by Edna St. Vincent Millay:
My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -
It gives a lovely light!