DIY Art – Activity Packs

DIY Art is Edinburgh Art Festival's free series of activity packs specially designed by artists, inviting you to get creative at home!

DIY Art – Activity Packs

About DIY Art – Activity Packs

DIY Art is our free series of activity packs specially designed by artists, inviting you to get creative at home. The instructional creativity kits give insight into an artist's practice, showing how you can use their processes and techniques to create your own unique artwork. Keep an eye out as we release more activities over the coming weeks, including an activity pack from Peter Liversidge.

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WOW ORANGE by Naomi Garriock
Recommended for ages 5–11

Artist and educator Naomi Garriock’s WOW ORANGE art pack invites young people, their family/carer or teachers to focus on colour, patterns and shapes from the natural world and drawing as a way of exploring therapeutic and meditative creative processes. The WOW ORANGE art pack is part of Children’s Art Week 2020 – a UK-wide programme run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education. Download here.

WAITING PAINTING by Alexa Hare
Recommended for ages 16+

Artist Alexa Hare presents WAITING PAINTING, an art pack asking you to slow down and use the act of listening as a starting point for creating your own visual statements combining writing, paint and collage. This process will help you get lost in making, ordering your thoughts in a visual way to create a series of collages. Download here.

Housemates by Sofia Niazi
Recommended for ages 4–10

Artist and illustrator Sofia Niazi has created Housemates, an art pack inviting young people and their family/carer to explore their homes in new ways, identifying interesting patterns, and using books, newspapers or magazines to combine collage and drawing to create colourful creatures, animals and people to populate and brighten your home. Download here.

Creativity kits including art materials have been distributed to participants of WHALEArts, SCOREscotland and other organisations in the Wester Hailes area including Heathervale Young People's Residence.

Special thanks to Edinburgh Art Shop.

Image: Housemates by Sofia Niazi.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for DIY Art – Activity Packs are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

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