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Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - February 20, 2021

Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home:

Wonderful Warburtons

We will be looking at the amazing digital paintings of artist Holly Warburton for inspiration today. Feel free to do a master copy of one of her artworks, or apply her style to a composition of your own creation! Try out today’s #MAGsatathome activity.

COLOUR: Colour is made up of hue, intensity, and value. We see colour when light strikes an object and sends that information back to our eyes.

LAYERING: Overlapping colours, lines, or shapes in an art piece to create visual interest.

DEPTH: The illusion of depth in a 2D art piece is created by using scale (size of objects when compared to one another). Background objects, farther away, will be smaller than foreground objects, which are closest to the viewer’s eye 

Don't forget to tag us on Facebook, Twitter @RedDeerMuseum or Instagram @rdmag #MAGsatathome with your creations! We'd love to see them.

You can download the instructions here.

What You Need: Coloured Cardstock, oil pastels.

Step 1. Choose a piece of coloured cardstock that you like! To begin your composition, start with the things in the picture that are farthest away  from you—the things in the background. Remember, to create depth, parts of the picture in the background will be smaller than those in the middle ground, and middle ground shapes will be smaller than your foreground shapes!

Step 2. Once you have laid out the shapes you will be working around for your background, start adding elements around them to create middle ground. Don’t be scared to layer elements of the middle ground over the bottom of things in the background.

Step 3. To start your foreground, remember that the shapes in your foreground will be larger than the ones in your background! If you are doing a landscape, get some big flowers, ferns, and bushes in there to visually communicate how those shapes are closer to the viewer’s eye.

Step 4. Add any last details that you feel will make your artwork look complete!

Instructions Wonderful Warbutrons

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