Collaborative Art


Ever done any collaborative art with your children? It’s kinda fun. Get them to draw something and you colour it or vice versa. Then switch.

My eight year old daughter is really into chibi anime at the moment, (she drew the pic you see on the left.) I’ve been showing her how to use her Copic caio markers to do basic shading then how to post edit her work with apps on the tablet.

Lots of playing, lots of chatting and lots of fun. You don’t have to own pro supplies either, simply watching how each other makes a piece come to life is exciting.

Art is not a spectators subject. Get in there already and have a go too. πŸ™‚

Hope you are enjoying the weekend.


2 thoughts on “Collaborative Art

  1. Great idea to swap art like that and someone else finishes it off. A great way to learn to let go of any control too. I can imagine my daughter having an idea in mind and me not following it and what issues may arise. I wonder if I would be the same with letting go of something I’ve worked on and then she finishes it. You’ve opened up something that can bring so much more to the table than just the pens and pencils. xox

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kym πŸ™‚ It’s actually a simplified version of an exercise I borrowed from art college which was designed to help students work collaboratively in a design project. There, we had five minutes to add something to a picture of an electric kettle, then the drawing was passed on to other members of the group to do the same (this went on for 12 or so subsequent drawings and we were instructed to do something different each time). Once all that was done we could collage and collate any parts of the then filled page we chose into a repersonalized pen and ink piece of abstract art. Was an interesting exercise in letting go and just going with the flow of a collaborative artwork idea.


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