Arts For All (At Home)
Arts for All (At Home) welcomes everyone to take a journey through the world of art using materials you can find at home. Creative activities can stimulate curiosity and are designed to be challenging yet accessible to all! These fun activities are designed for families to create art from the comfort of their own home.
After you've finished your project, feel free to send a photo of it, along with your name, to us at GPAC@Indy.Gov. We'll be adding to our gallery below to showcase all of the cool art you send in! You can also share the link to our gallery with loved ones you might not be able to see right now so they can enjoy your awesome artwork!
René Magritte (1898–1967) was a Surrealist artist. He became well known for creating a number of dream-like and thought-provoking images. Often depicting ordinary objects in an unusual context, his work is known for challenging observers' perceptions of reality.
Graffiti and street art can be found all over Indianapolis. You can often find a lot of stylized lettering with eye-popping colors. We're about to walk you step-by-step through a couple of examples word art that you can try at home!
Celebrate springtime with a fun and easy craft the whole family can create: DIY Sun Catchers. If you don't have any popsicle sticks, try making a natural frame using sticks you collect from your own yard.
Try your hand at making texture rubbings with flat objects that can be found around the house. Create a collage with different types of leaves from your yard or different flat shapes from inside your home. Let your creativity run wild with this one!
It's a bird...it's a plane...no wait, it's foilman! Create your very own foil friend with this easy craft. Dress them up or keep it simple. Let your little one's imagination go wild with this activity!
Tonight we bring you a fun, creative activity for all ages (parents/guardians will need to help tiny artists)! Watch before your eyes as the cup transforms into a delightful design. What cool designs will you come up with?
While on a walk or enjoying the outdoors, try out creating your own nature scene with objects you find along the way. Pictured here is a natural object tree. Try creating your very own, and don't forget to return your findings back to where they belong - outdoors!
You might be wondering: "What is a zentangle?". A zentangle is a form of meditative doodling that has patterns, or tangles, put together to form a Zen-tangle. Creating art can be a great form of therapy, by helping alliviate stress and anxiety. It can also, offer a way of expressing yourself without using words.
Painting rocks is a fun way to add some color to the world! Here’s a super easy bird painting you can do in just a few minutes. Try different colors, different size rocks, and hide them around your neighborhood for people to enjoy on their walk!
Gather up those old magazines and newspapers you have piled up and create your very own paper collage! Collages are a fun way to re-purpose on hand paper materials and create a piece of art that is unique to what you love.
A zine is a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, usually reproduced with a copier. People create a publish zines to develop their identity, share a niche skill or art, or develop a story. They can be in a variety of formats – desktop published text to comics, collages, and stories, and they cover broad topics like fanfiction, politics, poetry, art & design, personal journals, and more!
Perler Beads have been around for years, but the fun hasn't stopped yet. Try making your very own creations like a cup lid, necklace, or coaster. What else can you think of to make? The options are endless for this easy craft!