This year, one of the three Children’s Art Week (29 June-19 July) themes is the Natural World. In keeping with that, we’ve got a great set of nature-themed activities and resources collated here.
Nature is a great subject for artists. Sometimes it also becomes a creative tool – as artist Keith Ashford demonstrates in this video, showing how to make your very own leaf picture.
Once you've drawn your leaf picture, why not try colouring in one of these underwater scenes? However old you are, colouring can be great for mindfulness and well-being, helping to pause as you follow the lines and fill in the blanks.
Next up we have a great resource, designed by our wonderful colleague Lauren, on creating your own flip book.
For those of you studying biology or related subjects at school, the BBC have a lot of great bite size material available, which can really help break things down into manageable chunks. Follow the link here to find out more.
Lastly, we thought we'd draw peoples attention to some of the wonderful natural resources right on the doorstep here in Bromsgrove and Redditch – from the rare water voles at Lickey End to the traces of ancient British natural woodland which can still be seen at Arrow Valley Park. Follow the links above to find out more.
If you get up to any natural-world themed creativity or see any exciting nature locally, then we'd love to hear about it. You can send things to Arts Development Officer Stewart at ‘email@example.com’.