Art for Amateurs
Our new creative theme is art for amateurs and we thought we’d start to inspire you with some inspirational quotes from some famous artists:
“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.” – Georgia O’Keeffe
“Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse
“Every artist was first an amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everyone and anyone can be an artist and drawing and painting are a great way to start a new journey of experience – Learning some new skills, new ways of thinking, sharing with others and having fun.
We've tried to capture some of the main inspirations artists have used for making art:
- Photographs: Artists often get inspired from photographs which may contain themes of the artist's choice.
- Experience: Artists also create arts such as paintings which has been seen or experienced by them. They portray the exact same picture or mix their art form to create their own experience on canvas.
- Observation: Observation can be another form of experience where an artist observe any situation, place or person minutely and create something of their own, mixing their own thoughts and art.
Imagination: This is very popular and common inspiration for an artist to work from. This form of art is unique to the artist.
We’d encourage everyone to go out if you are able to and explore your local area. Bromsgrove and Redditch have some amazing places to visit and inspire you to draw and paint. Check out our Go and Explore theme.
We've also got a range of great videos to get you started and a range of helpful resources.
- HOME Arts & Crafts YouTube link
- How to draw your very own Super Hero
- Create a picture with leaves
- Draw a still life of a fruit bowl
- Pete Halford's paintings of Redditch