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Things To Do: Art Challenges


Quarantine Art Challenge: for families, teens, and adults

You are challenged to create Contour Line Portraits or Still Lifes using yourself as a self portrait, or other people or objects in your home. Please follow the below steps to participate in the North Shore Public Library’s Quarantine Challenge! 

Blind Contour Portrait: This contour drawing is for all ages to practice drawing and observational skills. Sit in front of a mirror for a selfportrait, a family member, or in a video chat.

Materials: Paper, pen,  markers, pencils, crayons (they are fun!)

Rules:

  1. Sit in front of a mirror with paper and writing tool.
  2. Look at your face and think how to draw it.
  3. Now place your writing tool on the paper and start drawing.
  4. The challenge – Continue to draw by looking at your face, but don’t look at your drawing or lift the writing tool off the paper!
  5. Keep looking at your face and make sure to get all the details!
  6. Once you’re done, look at what you made!
  7. What do you think? If it doesn’t look exactly like you, that’s OK. It’s not supposed to be perfect!

Alternative: Draw an object in your home, or a family member! You can even video chat with family, or friends and create a blind drawing from your screen!

***Once you have drawn your one line portrait you can now color it!*** 

Submission: Submit your artwork to this email address:

  • artfornow@northshorepubliclibrary.org
    • If you want your art to be possibly shared on our website or social media, please include that you give permission to do so in your email along with your work of art!

Please enjoy some of these works of art submitted to the North Shore Public Library’s Quarantine Challenge:

These works have been reproduced with permission from the artist.

 

 



Art For Now Sketchbook Project

During this time of Novel Covid-19 isolation, let’s share ourselves artfully, inspiring one another and being with one another through art. The North Shore Public Library has created an email address specifically for artwork submissions during the social distancing and closures that are impacting all our lives. Art can calm anxiety, allow for the releasing of bottled up emotions, and offers an ever important escape from the world around us, leading to some much needed fun and relaxation. If you are interested in submitting some of your current art work to the North Shore Public Library, please see the below set of rules and be part of this Art For Now Sketchbook Project!

Rules:

  • Make a sketch or a piece of art as often as you want for the next month, whether that is every day, twice a week, or one every week.
  • Consider setting a designated time to work on this sketch diary. Determine if you will challenge yourself to work on a piece each day. Even set a time limit.
  • If you are inclined to create a more finished piece, set your designated time and continue to work every day until it is complete.

Materials/Techniques:  

  • Paint, color, paper, sketchbook, digital files, sculpting or mixed media materials.
  • Draw, paint, illustrate, photograph, color, or sculpt one simple project per day. Just a pencil and paper will do too!

Size:

  • Open because this is a digital collection.

Submission:

  • Submit your image or  photo of your creation (300 dpi high resolution images – large photo files) to this email address:
    • artfornow@northshorepubliclibrary.org
    • If you want your art to be possibly shared on our website or social media, please include that you give permission to do so in your email along with your work of art!

 

Please enjoy some of these works of art submitted to the Art For Now Sketchbook Project:

These works have been reproduced with permission from the artist.

For Submissions From April 1 – May 10, Please Click Here!

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