Here are the first 10 days of the #VernonArtsChallenge! Do one a day, or as many as you choose - and stay tuned for more... Don't forget to send us photos of your creations to post on Isolate & Create!
Make hearts, and lots of them. People around BC and the world are doing just the same. Use whatever materials you choose and put them in a place where your neighbours, the delivery person, the garbage collector, the postal worker, our healthcare workers, and every passerby can see.
Take the challenge a step further and leave a heart on a neighbour's doorstep. Or, send one in the mail. Just imagine how it would feel to find a heart in your mailbox?!
Spread messages of kindness, love, and hope.
"En Plein Air" is simply the act of painting outdoors.
If you don't paint or sketch, use another medium for your inspiration. You can even create a picture from leaves, sticks, moss, seeds and so forth, and take a picture.
Have fun! We can't wait to see what you create.
College is a technique of art creation where you assemble and stick together different shapes and forms to create one whole new image.
Use coloured paper, bits of magazines, tissue paper, news clippings, music sheets, photographs, sections of old artwork, or random recycled materials to create the image of a landscape. Cut, rip or tear your forms and glue the pieces to a canvas or piece of poster board. You can even use acrylic mediums or decoupage to adhere them to another surface like a piece of wood.
There are endless possibilities with collage so create the day away!
Paint, write, throw a pot on the wheel or get out the knitting needles. Create something inspired by your favourite song or a rhythm and beat that moves your feet.
Randomly choose a song from your music library and see where it takes you.Try using your body and intuition to guide your hands as you listen to the tunes. If you live with a musician, make it a combined effort where they play and you paint.
Looking forward to seeing what you orchestrate!
Today's challenge is more about the art of doing, or perhaps for you, the space between doing. What can you do, or create, that brings you a sense of peace and calm? Is it the process of knitting a sweater, getting lost in your painting, or the feeling of being one with the potter's wheel? Or is it actually creating something that provides that feeling of zen to the viewer? Whatever that is, go do it.
The very word "challenge" often evokes thoughts of taking action to reach a specific outcome. While challenges can provides the drive and motivation to reach our goals, it can also create feelings of fear or anxiety. So today, and as we move forward, we want to remind you that our arts challenge is about the process, self-expression, staying connected with one another in a virtual world, and doing what brings us joy.
There is no need to take on every challenge. There is no rush. And there are no deadlines to complete a challenge. We want you to loose yourself in the process of making art, whether you are creating on your own or with those in your home. Remember to take a breath, relax, create space, and take a break when you need. Imagination and creativity are often sparked through our dreams, while we're out walking the dog, or going for a drive.
May you find peace and calm, no matter the process or end result.
Use a cell phone or camera to manipulate the perspective. Try making something small look really big. Then, try making something big look really tiny. Get creative!
Don't have access to a phone or camera? Think outside the box. Paint, sculpt, or play in any way that speaks to you!
Have FUN! We look forward to seeing what you come up with.
There's nothing quite like the feeling of receiving a handwritten postcard from afar and to know that our loved ones are thinking of us while on their grand adventures. In these times of social distancing, we're all trying to find ways to connect so what better time than now to show our friends and family they are in our thoughts - and to share some of our crazy adventures.
Start by creating the front of your card. It could be a scene of what life looks like at home, an old photograph of a cherished memory, or a painting of something bright and cheerful that you know they'll love. Then, flip it over and write a personalized message, sharing stories of your current adventures and wishing them well. You can even write from the perspective of a traveler that has just arrived on an unexplored land. Next, find a sticker or create a stamp to finish it off.
Once complete, photograph both sides and send your message by text or email. Digital mail is the best option right now, but postcards are also a great thing to quietly pop into a neighbour's newspaper box or into their next grocery delivery. Keep sending postcards over the coming weeks, and be sure to check your own inbox. Someone may just surprise you too!
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We're changing things up this weekend and bringing you word prompts to inspire your art.
"Ocean" is the word for today. May it inspire you to create an ocean of art in any medium or style you wish.
It's an empty slate! Let your imaginations run wild!
This next challenge was inspired by a young lady who sent in some of the artwork she has been making along side her family. We'll post that image a bit later. But for now, here is your next mission should you with to accept it:
Create 4 pieces of art that all work together. It may seem like a bigger challenge for some, but it will be quadruple the fun!
Are you ready for the next 10 days of #VernonArtsChallenge? Here they are! We hope you're continuing to stay safe, healthy and connected to others as you isolate and create art.