The Homegrown Collection

Date: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 to Monday, August 31, 2020
Place: 
Online

The Homegrown Collection was born out of a need to connect and share in a time of isolation. This is a community "sketchbook", a collection of work submitted by you, your neighbours and perhaps beyond. Enjoy it, share it and be inspired by it.

            Jen Onlock, Education Programs Manager

 

SEE THE BOOK:  https://fliphtml5.com/mywwa/ksug

THANK YOU FOR THE 28 SUBMISSIONS THAT MAKE UP OUR FIRST WEEKS EDITION!

 

Our hope with this virtual sketchbook is that we see a beautiful variety of skill, creativity and thoughtfulness.
We want it all – from the small rough crayon drawing to the intricate little painting!

EACH MONDAY we will suggest 3 subjects for your projects – these are just suggestions. Do one, or do them all! Feel free to come up with your own. We also welcome suggestions for themes that we can include in future weeks! Just take a photo of your creation and send.

SEND US YOUR SUBMISSIONS BEFORE 2pm FRIDAY to make that wee's additions. Otherwise they will be placed in the next week's book.

EACH FRIDAY at 5pm we will update our digital sketchbook and share – something to look forward to at the end of the week!

USE THE MATERIALS YOU HAVE AT HOME. Don’t have paint brushes? No problem - Q-tips work! Don’t have paint? No problem - food colouring makes brilliant watercolour! We will make suggestions for materials as we go along. This is where the creativity comes in – be resourceful and experiment. Who knows, you may discover a new technique!

Questions? Suggestions? Submissions? Just want to reach out? Contact Jen at programs@latchamartcentre.ca.

Suggested Themes:

Week 2 (March 30 – April 3)

1. Theme:  Earth Day Sculpture
2. Theme:  Self Portrait
3. Theme:  Collage


1. Earth Day Sculpture Thanks for this submission by Tiffani and Logan!
With Earth day coming up, and LOTS of recycled materials at home, we thought this was a great suggestion! Challenge yourself to create something beautiful from your blue bin. Use this opportunity to explore materials you otherwise might not have. Think about combining two of our subject suggestions - have FUN with it!

Links for inspiration:

http://www.artforsmallhands.com/2012/05/three-dimensional-recycled-sculptures.html

https://artfulparent.com/celebrate-earth-day-with-recycled-art-projects-for-kids/

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/04/recycled-plastic-bottle-plant-sculptures-by-veronika-richterova/

https://www.recyclart.org/recycled-robots/

https://inhabitat.com/hiroshi-fuji-makes-a-dazzling-art-installation-in-tokyo-using-50000-recycled-toys/

http://www.avso.org/interior-design-ideas/contemporary-art-from-recycled-materials-by-jane-perkins

http://dzinetrip.com/art-with-recycled-materials-by-french-artist-bernard-pras/


2. SELF PORTRAIT Use a mirror in your house to draw what you see, or create a piece that represents you – things you love, your characteristics, things that are important to you. Maybe it’s just the outline of your head, your profile, or a full rendering. Is there one colour that says “you”, or does the rainbow sum you up? This doesn't have to be realistic - it's a representation of "you".

Links for inspiration:

https://artfulparent.com/pablo-picasso-collages-inspire-kids-to-explore-indentity-with-self-portraits/

https://thedavidhockneyfoundation.org/series/self-portraits

https://mymodernmet.com/famous-self-portraits/

 

3. COLLAGE This is a great medium for all abilities and limited access to materials! Use old magazines, newspapers, colourful wrapping paper, tissue paper, just about any paper material you have to overlap and combine shapes, colours, images. Use scissors or challenge yourself to only rip the materials. Use glue/tape to bring together many pieces to create one image. You can build it up from the background, or just freestyle it to create something pleasing to your eye.

Links for inspiration:

https://artprojectsforkids.org/paper-collage-for-kids/

https://www.artycraftykids.com/art/paper-butterfly-collage/

https://www.thesmartteacher.com/exchange/resource/532/3rd_Grade_May_Flowers_Bring_April_Tissue_Paper_Collage_Flowers

https://www.100directions.com/make-paper-collage-art-in-15-minutes/

https://www.brwnpaperbag.com/2018/03/13/alice-lindstrom-collage-illustration/

https://www.allthingspaper.net/2014/08/mixed-media-collages-baye-hunter.html

 

PAST THEMES:

Week 1 (March 23 – 27)

1. Theme:  A HEART
2. Theme:  BIRDS
3. Theme:  YOUR TOWN

This week’s Tips and Tricks:

1. A HEART: We thought this might be a good place to start our community sketchbook! A simple shape that can be represented in so many ways. Use your feelings to decide how you want to share your heart. It can be red, blue, purple, green – whatever colour you feel! It can be soft and light or bright and bold – you decide. It can be made of paper, plasticine, yarn or Lego. You get the picture – just have fun with it and be creative!

Links for inspiration:
http://www.magrikie.com/illustration/lic_portfolio.php?section=3&artid=861

https://www.facebook.com/thepaintedladynorthbay/photos/a.483118941861723/1003030123203933/?type=3&theater

2. BIRDS: Think freedom, flight and sound. It’s spring and you can hear the birds outside your window! There are so many shapes and sizes to explore.

Links for inspiration:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmzjCPQv3y8

http://www.nathalieouederni.com/bird-illustrations-for-the-washingtonian-magazine

3. OUR TOWN: This might be a great opportunity to use some of those toilet paper roles you have at home! Create some of your favorite shops or buildings. Use other recycled materials to make cars, trees, people. Or maybe it’s an image of something that makes your town unique – it can be more abstract or graphic.

Links for inspiration:
https://www.todaysparent.com/family/crafts/how-to-make-a-mini-city-out-of-paper-rolls/

https://www.behance.net/gallery/91754909/Map-of-Stouffville-for-Remax

 

SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS TO JEN ONLOCK : programs@latchamartcentre.ca