These school holidays The Levee is giving away free fun art packs. Created by local artists Nina Katzmarski, Anna Eggenhuizen and Katrina Holden, these packs are a fun way for you and the kids to pass a cold winter’s day.
Each activity is suitable for people over five years of age but parental supervision is recommended. You can find instructions in the pack and how to videos below.
Grab your art pack from one of the participating retailers listed below.
We’d love to see your creations. Don’t forget to tag The Levee on Facebook or #mymaitland on Instagram. Stocks are limited so we request that you only take one art pack per person.
Make and Illustrate Your Own Concertina Book
Part One Making your Book
Developed by artists Nina Katzmarski, these great concertina books involve a series of steps folding and gluing paper provided.Younger people may need a little help to complete this one.
Click on the video to the right for instructions from the artist herself.
Part Two Illustrating your Book
Artist Helen Hopcroft has prepared instructions with ideas on what you can write draw and create in your concertina book. She has also prepared the video to the right to get those creative juices flowing.
Paint your own
Paint your own Picasso Masterpiece
Pablo Picasso was one of the most revolutionary modernist artists. His iconic portraits captured the essence of a person rather than what they actually looked like. This technique became known as cubism, named after the angular and basic shapes he used.
In this fun drawing and painting activity you get the chance to make art just like Picasso. The pack includes instructions, a small cardboard canvass and paints.
This activity was developed by local artist Anna Eggenhuizen.
Paint your own Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night
The Starry Night is one of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings. By following a series of steps you will recreate this famous painting using pencil and paint.
This landscape painting is so popular because the colours swirls and shapes of the view from Van Gogh’s window are said to reflect his state of mind.
Following the steps of this activity will take care and patience. Younger children may prefer to paint the view from their window.
This activity was developed by local artist Katrina Holden.
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