D3 Art

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Description

Aim: To give the young people the opportunity to express themselves through art. Taken from the BB Company Section Discoverer Pro Pack, Skills, Creativity D3

Resources

Activity 1
Large pieces of paper
Glue
Scissors
Magazines
Paints & paintbrushes
Other items suitable to produce a collage

Activity 2
• Large boards — hardboard
• White matt emulsion
• Paintbrushes
• Paints — dark colours (black, browns, reds, dark purples etc.)
• Paints — light colours (yellows, whites etc.)

Activity 3
Large pieces of card
Paintbrushes of varying sizes
Paints — a wide variety of different colours will be required

Instructions

Activity 1 - Self Image Collage

Aim: To create a self-image collage which says something about the young person producing it.

Instructions:
• Give everyone a piece of paper and the instructions that they are to create a collage that illustrates themselves. It can either be a self portrait or something that illustrates some aspect of their life or personality.

• Put on some music and give them some time and space in which to do this.

• You will be amazed by what is produced; some reveal things very personal to them, others deep feelings or longings.

• When done it is good to display the pictures and then get them to give a one minute presentation of what it represents. If people are scared to do this in a large group do it within smaller clusters.

• You can then build on what has been produced.

Tips / Advice:
• Make sure that there is enough room for the young people to have their own space whilst producing their collage.
• Ensure sensitivity when talking with the young people about their collage.

Activity 2 - Angry Art

Aim: To allow the young people to deal with anger through art.

Instructions:
• Get some large boards and paint them white With matt emulsion — hardboard works well for this (the smooth side).

• Then have brushes and paint available, but choose colours such as blacks, browns, reds, dark purples etc. These are colours that express anger.

• Get the group to think about what always makes them angry Then simply let them paint.

• When they have finished ask them to explain briefly what their paintings mean and why they chose the colours they did.

• Then talk about how they can control their anger and about letting go of Things and then bring out other colours — yellows, whites, etc. These are all colours that are happier.

• Ask them to add these to their paintings to transform them from the dark oppressive pictures to something more hopeful.

• When they have finished display their paintings and talk about how letting go of the things that make them angry has a similar effect.

• It is good if you can photograph the first process so that they can see the difference.

• For some young people it is the first time they will open up about such things but The end result is not guaranteed.

Tips / Advice:
• Make sure That There is enough room for the young people to have their own space whilst producing their painting.
• Ensure sensitivity when talking with the young people about their painting.

Safety Issues / Risk Assessment:
Ensure that floor surfaces are covered in case of any spilt paint.

Activity 3 - Art Gallery Display

Aim: To create a picture to be displayed In an art gallery setting.

Instructions
• This is an opportunity for the young people to create their own painting either by having a free choice or based on a set theme which could be agreed by the young people themselves.
• This activity is to allow freedom of expression.
• The completed paintings can then be displayed in an Art Gallery’ setting and could be used as a fund raising opportunity depending on the quality of the finished products!

Tips / Advice:
Make sure that there is enough room for the young people to have their own space whilst producing their painting.

Safety Issues / Risk Assessment:
Ensure that floor surfaces are covered in case of any spilt paint.

For full details see the BB Company Section Discoverer Pro Pack, Skills, Creativity D3

Tags

  • art
  • company
  • dicscoverer
  • painting
  • Self Portrait
  • skills

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