Downloadable Creative Content
How To: Annotated drawings
Annotated drawings traditionally combine text and sketches to illustrate ideas of a scientiﬁc nature. However, artists have been writing notes and remarks on and around their drawings for centuries. This can be seen in the art diaries and journals of artists all across the globe.
This is a great activity to do with someone in your household to really make you think about what you’re seeing in a piece of art, and how you share what’s in your mind’s eye.
Roll A Landscape
Australian artist Warwick Fuller carefully studies the landscape before creating his beautiful artworks. You can do this too! Play a fun game and discover your landscape!
Art Adventure: Looking for lines in your neighbourhood
Go on an adventure around your neighbourhood, your house or even in your own backyard! Take inspiration from lines that you notice around you and develop your ability to see as an artist and extend your visual vocabulary too. Experiment with photography and drawings in your sketch book!
How To: Observational Drawing
Sculptor Lyndon Dadswell’s work celebrates the value of sculpture as an object in its own right. By the 1960s he was almost exclusively interested in abstract sculpture that explored the elements of line and shape, proportion, scale, structure, texture, colour and form (three-dimensional shape). Be inspired by Lyndon Dadswell’s free standing 1960s sculpture and take part in this drawing activity! Download the worksheet and learn more about observational drawing. Lyndon Dadswell’s work is featured in the Dream Realised: our community victory exhibition too.
Colour Me In
Make your world more colourful with our Colour Me In worksheets! Experiment with different colouring materials – pencils, crayons, markers or even paint and fill up the blank pages.
Pattern and Watercolour
Pattern is one of the design elements that artists, designers, architects, fashion designers and more have at their disposal when creating their work. Be inspired by patterns around us – from buildings, fabric or even nature and create your next watercolour painting!
Embark on Penrith Regional Gallery’s creative projects at home! We have prepared downloadable guides with a focus on design elements such as colour, shape, pattern and line, that can help facilitate your home-based visual arts learning journey.
This is a great way to frame the process and it also sets up good design thinking practices that will be useful across different areas. Our projects aim to stimulate curiosity and develop vocabulary and art making skills. Plus, the resources and materials required for these projects are items that are easy to get your hands on, or you might already have them at home!