At Home Learning - Creativity Cues

Posted by Theone Karatassos on 3/23/2020

Spirit Week!

Let’s get a little silly this week and get our Creativity Cues from spirit week!

Here’s some ideas:

Monday - Jamming in our jammies!- become a fashion designer like famous French artist Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel who founded Coco Chanel in the early 1900’s.  Draw a picture of the coolest or craziest PJs you can design and post it on our MES Art FlipGrid! No need to film yourself- just your design and if you’d like to describe your creation please do! I am working on another means of sharing art so stay tuned!

Tuesday - Superhero super day! - I bet you are familiar with Marvel- but are you familiar Alexandra Byrne? Well she is the English artist that designed many of the costumes for the Marvel movies, among others. Let’s go big today and create our very own superhero costume! Can pull a completely unique one together from clothing and items at home? If you can be sure to post it on our MES Art FlipGrid! Once again I am working on another means of sharing our art so I may end up editing this post later with a different application for us to share images through :)

Wednesday - Wild n’ wacky WHOAs! - since were getting wild and wacky today, let’s compose a photograph of our WnW selves from an abstracted view. What is she talking about?! I’m so glad you asked. Get your wild and wacky on and then after you take a pic and email it Mrs. Dickerson, take another from an unusual angle or you can get abstract and crop in on a particular part of your attire and photograph that! As always be sure to post it on our MES Art FlipGrid! Once again I am working on another means of sharing our art so I may end up editing this post later with a different application for us to share images through :) Yes, I am just copying and pasting that last part for now :D

Thursday - Books are the best! - become a famous illustrator, like Peter H. Reynolds, perhaps, and design a book cover about your current situation. Here are some quick thoughts. Maybe you could title it Cooped Up Creating and then draw lots of art and crafts materials, or perhaps Backyard Bonanzas and draw images of some of the backyard toys or games you and your family have been playing with. If you’d like to create a simple comic strip, that would be pretty cool too! I may end up taking inspiration from a favorite book and make an artwork inspired by its message. Hey, once again Peter H. Reynolds is a great inspiration for that situation! Please post your creation on our MES Art FlipGrid! Once again I am working on another means of sharing our art so I may end up editing this post later with a different application for us to share images through :) 

Friday - Family!! - If you can take even 5 minutes to draw something with a family member then do it! Here is an idea- fold a piece of paper into fourths- (like skater dude dad does for his pop out artworks, some grades are familiar with that reference). Open your paper and write “head” very small to the side. The next section down, write “arms” very small to the side again. The next section down should be called “belly”, yes very small to the side, and then the last section should be called “legs”- small to the side. Fold the paper backup so that only one section shows at a time. You draw the head. Fold the head section back over the others so it cannot be seen and then pass the folded paper to another family member who will then draw what is listed on their section. Hopefully you folded it so that the arms came next. Have them fold that one down so the next person can draw the belly, and then so on it goes for the last section and person. They will finish it with the legs. When it's done open it and see what crazy creature y’all have created! You can finish it off by adding a background with details and coloring it. You can fold into thirds too depending on how many people are playing with you, just make sure to add arms and body together. Just a thought! I may simply go outside with my lovies and draw with sidewalk chalk :) Remember to share the experience or end result with us on the MES Art FlipGrid please! I want to see your art so bad!!

Love and hugs, hugs, hugs, 

Ms. K <3