Here are some other creative activity films by Room 13 friends at the University of Bristol.

 

Make, Create, Play: Abstract/Mondrian inspired painting with sponges

Abstract painting

This creative video is part of the ‘Make, Create, Play’ series which explores different hand-based, creative activities which are suitable for all ages within the home environment.

This video focuses on one technique (painting with sponges) to create 2 types of abstract art that are suitable and fun for all ages:
1. Freestyle sponge painting abstract art
2. Mondrian inspired sponge painting abstract art.

Materials used:
1. Paper/card (this can be any paper/card from blank paper to used envelopes and everything in between!)
2. Paint (poster paints, acrylic paints, water-soluble paints etc). I have used 3 colours but you can use as many, or as few, as you’d like
3. Sponge (I used a scourer and cut it into 3 sections which you’ll see in the video)
4. Masking tape (or washi tape)
5. A ruler
6. A black sharpie (you can also use black paint, a black pencil or a black crayon).

You can watch the video as a whole, keep it running in the background as you create alongside the video, pause the video and return to it whenever works for you or skip to specific times to focus in on different techniques/objects.

 

Make, Create, Play: Kandinsky-inspired circle painting at home

Make, Create, Play Kandinsky inspired circle painting at home

This creative video is part of the ‘Make, Create, Play’ series which explores different hand-based, creative activities which are suitable for all ages within the home environment.

This video focuses on creating round/circular marks and designs using items from the home including:
1. Paper/card (this can be any paper/card from blank paper to used envelopes and everything in between!
2. Paint (poster paints, acrylic paints, water-soluble paints etc). You can use 1 or 2 paints and focus on the circle shapes or you can use as many paints as you can get your hands on.
3. Round objects – this is the chance to get creative! From paint brushes to cotton buds and ‘found’ objects at home (make sure they’re empty, clean and not sharp! These could be sellotape rolls, cotton reels, shampoo bottles, jelly pots, milk lids, jam jar lids…go exploring!)

You can watch the video as a whole, keep it running in the background as you create alongside the video, pause the video and return to it whenever works for you or skip to  specific times to focus in on different techniques/objects.

 

Make, Create, Play: paper cutting & collage fish

Make, Create, Play paper cutting & collage fish

This creative video is part of a new ‘Make, Create, Play’ series which explores different hand-based, creative activities which are suitable for all ages within the home environment.

This video focuses on paper cutting and collage to create your very own fish using:

1. Paper (this can be any paper from newspapers to used envelopes, wrapping paper to letters and everything in between!)
2. A felt tip pen
3. Scissors
4. A glue stick

You can use your fish to create an ‘under the sea’ scene, to hang in a window (if you create a loop with some ribbon/string and tape it to the back), as a card, or as a story book prompt to accompany sea-themed books such as The Rainbow Fish (by Marcus Pfister), Tiddler (by Julia Donaldson) and Bright Stanley (by Matt Buckingham).

Henri Matisse is a great artist to look into as he famously used paper cutting as a technique within his creativity.

You can watch the video as a whole, keep it running in the background as you create alongside the video, pause the video and return to it whenever works for you or skip to the specific times to focus in on the different ideas/techniques!

 

Make, Create, Play: Anni Albers inspired paper weaving

Make, Create, Play Anni Albers inspired paper weaving

This creative video is part of a new ‘Make, Create, Play’ series which explores different hand-based, creative activities which are suitable for all ages within the home environment.

This video focuses on paper weaving, inspired by the artist Anni Albers, using:
1. Paper (this can be any paper from newspapers to used envelopes, wrapping paper to letters and everything in between!)
2. A ruler
3. Scissors
4. A glue stick

You can watch the video as a whole, keep it running in the background as you create alongside the video, pause the video and return to it whenever works for you or skip to the specific times to focus in on the different ideas/techniques!

Make, Create, Play: creating mirrored designs with paint and string

Make, Create, Play creating mirrored designs with paint and string

This creative video is part of a new ‘Make, Create, Play’ series which explores different hand-based, creative activities which are suitable for all ages within the home environment.

This video focuses on creating mirror images, marks, lines, textures and designs using:
1. String (you can use any string, knitting wool, crochet wool, thread, garden twine)
2. paper/card (this can be any paper/card from newspapers to used envelopes and everything in between!)
3. paint (poster paints, acrylic paints, water-soluble paints etc).

You can watch the video as a whole, keep it running in the background as you create alongside the video, pause the video and return to it whenever works for you or skip to the specific times (outlined below) to focus in on the different ideas/techniques!

Artists inspiring this: Take a look at the glass artist Dale Chihuly and his incredible designs, colours and shapes that spiral, curl and wrap around one another.

 

Make, Create, Play: Jackson Pollock inspired mark making

Make, Create, Play: Jackson Pollock inspired mark making

This creative video is part of a new ‘Make, Create, Play’ series which explores different hand-based, creative activities which are suitable for all ages within the home environment.

This video focuses on creating marks, lines, and designs inspired by ‘all-over painting’ and Jackson Pollock using:

1. marbles
2. paper/card (this can be any paper/card from newspapers to used envelopes and everything in between!)
3. paint (poster paints, acrylic paints, water-soluble paints etc).

You can watch the video as a whole, keep it running in the background as you create alongside the video, pause the video and return to it whenever works for you or skip to the specific times (outlined below) to focus in on the different ideas/techniques!

0:00 – 0:45 = introduction
0:45 – 1:54 = idea for how to use your papers once painted
1:54 – 5:18 = using a single paint and marble to paint your paper
5:18 – 6:48 = adding a second paint and marble to your painting
6:48 – 8:52 = using 3 paints and 3 marbles in one go
8:52 – 12:55 = using masking tape as a resist when painting with marbles
12:55 – 14:08 = using the masking tape to print with the excess paint
14:08 – 16:09 = using making tape to create a letter resist
16:09 – 16:36 = using brown paper for marble painting
16:36 – 17:45 = using already decorated paper for marbling painting
17:45 – 18:31 = finishing up and looking at what we’ve made

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