Make A Screen print

Super-duper screen printing Screen printing is a process used by artists and printers. By the 1600s it was a highly-developed art in China and Japan, and it gradually spread to Europe. It had gained popularity in England by the early 1900s and has been used in advertising since the 1920s. It became popular in the […]

Recreate a Turner Masterpiece

JMW Turner painting of a boat on a river with the sun setting and the words page turner - how to paint like JMW Turner overlayed on the image

Recreate a Turner Masterpiece Joseph Mallord (no, not like the duck) William Turner was born in London in 1775. His dad was a barber, but at the age of 14 Joseph went to study painting at the Royal Academy of Arts. He loved to draw and paint out in the open air, which was unusual […]

31 Days of Arty Summer Fun

31 days arty activity challenge

31 Days of Arty Summer Fun Artists love to get up to ALL KINDS of shenanigans, and now it’s time for you to join in the fun. Here are 31 amazing challenges for you to take part in. One for each day of August. Some are silly, some are tricky, some are just plain disgusting […]

Make Your Own Festival Mask

MAKE YOUR OWN MASK We have a trio of fabulous festival mask ideas for you to make at home – which one will you choose? YOU WILL NEED: BASICS: • Strong card (e.g. recycled from a board-backed envelope) • Pencil • Scissors • Mask template (download here) FOR THE COMICS MASK: • An old comic • Glue […]

Make a Custom Jacket

Make a Custom Jacket Customising old and unwanted clothes can be a brilliant way to express your unique personality, save items from landfill AND spread love for your favourite bands/authors/biscuit brands. A great place to start is with denim, because it’s stiff enough and strong enough to withstand being painted on, glued on, snipped and […]

Make a Dinosaur Diorama Book Nook

Make a Dino Diorama Book Nook Have you ever loved a story so much that you wanted to disappear into it? Book nooks are mini worlds created inside a bookshelf. The idea seems to have originated in 2018 with a Tokyo artist called Monde, but the diorama is actually much older. It was invented by […]