ACTIVITY #6

10 MINUTE CHALLENGE

Remember Mr Squiggle? Print this page or copy the pattern onto a piece of paper

20 MINUTE CHALLENGE

Put your creative caps on and transform your squiggle into a masterpiece! 
Send us a picture for our website.
 

30 MINUTE CHALLENGE

Describe your masterpiece using an alliteration poem.
Send to media@artsnw.com.au for our Creative Communities page.

Mr Squiggle's from our Creative Community

 Cheryl Maddern, Deepwater 2016

Cheryl Maddern, Deepwater 2016

 

ACTIVITY #5

MUSEUM SELFIE DAY

On 20 January 2016, museum visitors, curators, managers and mascots from all over the world will be taking part in #MuseumSelfie day – a Twitter project aimed at raising awareness of the great collections being housed by national and regional museums across the globe.

 Photograph: @HRP_palace

Photograph: @HRP_palace

 

1 HOUR CHALLENGE

Visit the Country Art Escapes website and build your own regional museum trail. Visit our regional museums and celebrate Museum Selfie Day!

HALF DAY CHALLENGE

Take a selfie on your museum trail!
Send us a picture for our website and we will upload on to the Arts North West Twitter account

 Photograph: Steph Brummell @ Land of the Beardies History House, Glen Innes

Photograph: Steph Brummell @ Land of the Beardies History House, Glen Innes

 

ACTIVITY #4

20 MINUTE CHALLENGE

Get into the festive season and design your own New England North West Christmas card and send us a picture.

1 HOUR CHALLENGE

Put your thinking caps on and write a simple jingle for the inside of your card.
Don't forget to share this with us.

HALF DAY CHALLENGE 

Take inspiration from the Australian landscape at your place and make a Christmas decoration.
I made a gum leaf with layers of tissue paper and threads.
Once again, send us a picture for our website.

ACTIVITY #3

20 MINUTE CHALLENGE

Go for a ramble through your home. Explore and rediscover your "stuff". Choose a collection of objects.Take a funky photo of your collection and send it to ANW.

1 HOUR CHALLENGE

Upcycle something from your collection. You could add a few stitches, cut out pieces, use a texta to colour in etc. I found scrap pieces of fabric and created soft sculptural suffolk puffs. Don’t forget to send a photo to ANW of your creation!

upcycle: to reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original.

HALF DAY CHALLENGE 

Continue working with your collection. Combine your found and upcycled objects and create an artwork.
Take a photo and send it to media@artsnw.com.au. All images will be uploaded on to the Arts North West Creative Community Pages as an online exhibition.

 

ACTIVITY #2

20 MIN CHALLENGE

Take a photo of something that epitomises your place. 
It needs to be a detail – it could be a photo of your armchair?  Or a flower in your garden?  The bricks of your house?  Or your coffee plunger? 

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ONE HOUR CHALLENGE

Write a haiku to describe what you like about your place

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The rules for writing a haiku: Only three lines, totaling 17 syllables throughout, The first line is only 5 syllables, The second line is 7 syllables, The third line is 5 syllables like the first, Punctuation and capitalization rules are up to the poet, and need not follow rigid rules used in structuring sentences. Haiku does not have to rhyme, in fact many times it does not rhyme at all. Some haiku can include the repetition of words or sounds.

HALF DAY CHALLENGE

Sketch your sculpture.  Quick and loose.  Or you might like to make it more substantial - a little more detail, perhaps add some colour – pencils/pastels/paint – whatever takes your fancy

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Haiku's from our Creative Community

The Garra is great!

Cool, quiet community

Tucked in granite hills.

Dianne Clayton
Tenterfield


 

Spring is on the way

Grazers leave their calling cards

Snakes are on the move

Brian Godden
Drake
 

ACTIVITY #1

20 MIN CHALLENGE

Spring has Sprung! Enjoy the outdoors and the new season by sharing your Spring pictures with us! 

ONE HOUR CHALLENGE

Collect some objects – petals, wattle flowers and create a mini outdoor sculpture.   Andy Goldsworthy here we come…  Take a photo and send in to us.

HALF DAY CHALLENGE

Sketch your sculpture.  Quick and loose.  Or you might like to make it more substantial - a little more detail, perhaps add some colour – pencils/pastels/paint – whatever takes your fancy.