Lockdown Art Competition!
The theme for this competition is ‘A view from my window’.
This means you can use ANY media (pencils, crayons, pastels, paint, collage, clay, etc) to create a piece of artwork which represents the view from your window.
You could create a representation of:
- The actual view from your window.
- An imaginary view from your window (e.g. a window into your dreams)
- The view you want for the future when you look out of the window.
It is completely up to you what you want to create! I think this theme is perfect for this competition as we are all spending more time at home and there are so many different views from our own windows.
Please email pictures of your art work to: email@example.com
or drop the artwork off at school when it is open. Once we have received all of the entries we will create an exhibition in the school hall for anyone in school to enjoy and we will of course share images with you all via our website and parent hub. (Competition will close on Friday 26th February)
There will be a winner chosen from each year group (Nursery – Year 2) and prizes will be awarded!
There will also be 2 extra prizes – one for the best submission from a grown up at home and one for the best submission from a member of staff at Hasland Infant and Nursery school. This means everyone can get involved, no matter how young or old!
Some suggested steps for getting started:
1. Start sketching and gathering some ideas and views from your window, looking at composition (positioning) and a subject or view that interests you.
2. Think about whether you want to include the window frame or not.
3. Does your view change depending on the position you stand?
4. Think about what might make your picture more exciting.
5. What will be the best media to use to create what you have in mind? (If it is something very detailed, maybe a sharp pencil, if it is something like a large landscape, maybe pastels?)
6. Think about colour and if you want to include it or not. This might depend on the weather!
7. Think about the fact that sometimes ordinary objects can create a very interesting subject.
8. Let your imaginations loose.
9. It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting, you might complete this over a period of time.
10. Everyone has their own style, there is no ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ when it comes to art and being creative.
Here are a few links for inspiration:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO-yS1NR1gc (A video of different views from around the world.)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-52743922 (To see photographs taken by people during lockdown)
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/edwardsroselyne/view-from-a-window/ (Pinterest inspirational ideas)
https://www.ashmolean.org/view-my-window (Images from an exhibition in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwkvQBG2f5U (A video of someone sketching
from their window.)
I can’t wait to see what you create.
Have lots of fun!!