by Ellie Jakeman October 19, 2022
For this article you need to get your wellies and warm coats on before the paint brushes come out! Long walks in your nearest park, local wood or even on the beach, should bring you lots of great source material to observe then paint and lots of things to collect and use to paint with! If you have a garden bursting with autumnal colour then even better!
Scavenger hunts with children are a great way of introducing your local environment, connecting with and discussing nature and educating your little ones on many levels. Not only about different kinds of birds, animals, insects, trees and plants but how we can live in harmony with these beautiful creatures and cultivate our open spaces, gardens or window boxes.
As we lose the early morning sunshine and bright greens of summer, don’t despair, it is slowly being replaced by the ever changing kaleidoscope of hues mother nature provides through Autumn! And we can look forward to our annual spooky festivities at the end of October, Halloween!
Don't forget to wear gloves and wash your treasures when you get them home just to make sure they are safe to handle!
For those of you who can’t go out into the woods, or to the beach, the fun doesn’t stop at your front door! Have a good look around your house and you will find lots of things that can be recycled and used for all sorts of creative artwork!
Now you have a few ideas of what to look for and how you can use them, here are a few very helpful products for the little painters, sculptures and artists in your life.
I have had a strong interest in the visual and creative arts since a very early age. After completing an Art and Design Degree and Post graduate studies I have taught Art and Design, Fashion and Textiles, Textile design , Fine Art print and Illustration for over 20 years. Before teaching I was a freelance artist and illustrator and decided 4 years ago I would return to freelance and commissioned work. I have created many domestic and commercial murals for hospitals and hospices. I work part time for ARTdiscount as a content creator and product tester.
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