Lockdown prompt week 3

This week we will try doing some drawings without observing, lets see what just comes out of the pen or pencil when you are not paying attention! First of all here is a great guide from Brooks Chambers about how to get started with what he calls doodling.

artists for inspiration:

Jon Burgerman

Lizzy Mary Cullen

Mr Doodle- check him out on Instagramm

Jo Whale the doodle boy:

and loads more examples here

so give it a try: a bank page, a pen and pencil and some time, see what comes out!

Lockdown Prompt week 2

For this weeks prompt you need some paper, pen or pencil, and an object from your pencil case or kitchen.

Using the artist Victor Nunes as inspiration, try placing your object on the paper and seeing what it suggests to you in terms of another object or scene, animal or person. Use the pencil or pen to add the lines and shapes needed to show that new thing. Use a Camera or camera phone to capture the image with the object there and then try moving it to see what else you can make!


Send in any examples you would like to share to annas@wmcollege.ac.uk

Lockdown Art

If you are looking for more inspiration during this Lockdown you may be interested in Greyson Perrys second series of Art Club on Channel 4

This time round the themes are announced already and you can submit your work now on this website: https://www.graysonsartclub.com/

It would be fantastic to see some of our WMCollege learners sharing their Arts skills on this National Platform for home artists. If you do submit work please also send it in to annas@wmcollege.ac.uk so we can show it here as well.

FAMILY submissions close end of 10th February i
NATURE submissions close end of 17th February
FOOD submissions close end of 24th February
DREAMS submissions close end of 3rd March
WORK submissions close end of 10th March
TRAVEL submissions close end of 17th March


Lockdown Prompt Week 1

For the first weekly WMCollege Drawing and Painting prompt we will be Looking out the Window! Artists have often used windows as an opportunity to frame their view of the world. You can use just a pen or pencil or venture in to colour if you have paints of coloured pencils available. Don’t worry about using special paper, even a sketch on the back of an envelope is a piece of art!

Try first drawing the frame of the window, fill the paper you are using or the whole page of a sketchbook. Make the window as big as possible! 

Notice the structure of the window. What are the shapes on the frame? Can you see the wood grain? How many panes of glass are there? Can you see any fastenings or hinges?  

Once you have drawn the frame then turn your attention to what you can see through the window. Make sure you draw wat you can see, not what you know is there. If an object is cut off by the frame notice at what point that happens, halfway up the frame? Or near the bottom? If you can see plants or foliage notice the texture of the growth, do not just fill it in with scribbles, try and make your marks in the same pattern as the plant. Pointy leaves need pointy marks. 

Lots of artists have used the window as starting point for their art. Here are some examples to inspire this weeks work.

Pierre Bonnard. The Window 1918-1920
Raoul Dufy Open Window at Saint-Jeannet c.1926–7
Anthony Eyton Open Window, Spitalfields 1976–81

If you would like to share you work with others please send an image to annas@wmcollege.ac.uk and we will include it in next weeks posts.