Digital Art Activities
July and August
We hope you enjoy some of these digital art ideas, films and art resources which can be downloaded. Keep an eye out for more art ideas coming soon for you to try out! See our art idea films here. We would love to see your artworks and share them with us @thehughane #museumfromhome #creativetogether #irishmuseumsonline
Having fun using your imagination transforming everyday objects through drawing with artist Megan Scott is just one of many online art activity celebrating drawing that you can watch and be inspired by here
Sunday Sketching: Light on Landscape
As we celebrate light, the lengthening of the days and approaching summer, enjoy this short film and art activity exploring ‘Light on Landscape’ with artist Renata Pekowska and featuring paintings from the gallery’s collection. Watch the film here We would love to see your sketches and share them with us @thehughane
Make Your Own Paper Light: Interactive Drawing
Explore the theme of night light in this film showing how to ‘Make Your Own Paper Light: Interactive Drawing’ with artist Megan Scott inspired by Roderic O’Conor’s painting Boulevard Raspail and the view from our windows. Watch the film here.
Sunday Sketching: I Spy in the Francis Bacon Studio!
Join artist Liliane Puthod to explore the colourful chaos of Francis Bacon's studio. Play I Spy and notice lots of wonderful objects from a mirror to light bulbs, to paintbrushes and more. Then using very simple shapes make lovely little sketches of what you see and are curious about. Watch the I Spy in the Francis Bacon studio film here
Make Your Own Thaumatrope
Watch this short film here to see how to Make a Thaumatrope by artist Helena Gouveia Monteiro inspired by the artwork Thoroughbred Horse Walking by Edgar Degas and the fantastic photographs of Eadweard Muybridge. We would love to see your artwork, so why not share it @thehughlane.
Make a Shooting Star
Grace Henry's painting Evening, Achill is the inspiration behind this shooting star art activity by artist Jane Fogarty. Watch the short film here https://youtu.be/4dj0CPW0bNQ @thehughlane #museumfromhome #creativetogether
Ice cream cone prints!
Join artist Janine Davidson and explore making prints of colourful ice cream cones using found objects at home. Watch the short film here
Make a Decoupage Installation
Be inspired by the colourful world of decoupage to make your own installation with artist Michelle Hall. Watch the short film here
Art and Text
In this film artist Marie Farrington explores how text has inspired and been incorporated by artists in many diverse ways in their art. Inspired by these artists and using the example of the evocative line from the poem ‘A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford’ by poet Derek Mahon, Marie shows you how to create your own text and share this text, perhaps a line from poetry or literature that inspires you, on your window and with the wider world. Watch here. #museumfromhome
Make Your Own Gallery
Did you know that the Hugh Lane Gallery is over 100 years old! Charlemont House, the building in which it is housed is even older. Click here to find out more and to discover templates to help you design your own gallery in this art activity by Rebecca Shelford.
Make your own fishing bear and underwater scene in this lovely art idea here by artist Rebecca Shelford inspired by JBC Corot’s painting The Fisherman.
Make a Simple Sketchbook Watch this short 60 second film on how to Make a Simple Sketchbook to record your thoughts, ideas, drawings, poems and more! https://youtu.be/wq6pzi9aHD4
Discover Art at the Hugh Lane Gallery. These art discussions and artist-led art activities are drawn from our book Discover Art and are inspired by the wonderful collection of modern and contemporary art at the Hugh Lane Gallery:
1. An artist's studio is the name of the room where an artist paints, sculpts, draws or just sits and thinks of ideas! Find out more about Artists Studios and be inspired to Make your own Francis Bacon Studio. Also find out more about the special qualities of Drawing and Make Your Own Artist's Sketchbook. Download here
2. Nearly every painting the Gallery, no matter its size, has a frame. Read on by following the link if you are curious About Frames; Also why does an artist choose a particular colour or use brushstrokes in a certain way? Find out more about the Building Blocks of Art: Colour, Tone and Texture Download here
(Extracts from Discover Art at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane: an introduction to modern and contemporary art for young people by Jessica O'Donnell)
Art Conservation: Have you ever wondered about how artworks are cared for? Find out more about the fascinating science of art conservation in this art education resource by Kimberly Griffith for young people here
One of the most beautiful artworks in the gallery is The Eve of St Agnes. by Harry Clarke. Art ideas and line drawings to be coloured in inspired by this beautiful stained glass window can be downloaded here
Send us a Virtual Postcard
We would love to hear from you. Tap into your creative side by sending us a drawing and letting us know your favourite painting in the Hugh Lane Gallery or what you enjoyed most about a visit you made. You can download your postcard here. When you have finished, share your card @thehughlane.