For Art-ober we are highlighting weekly art-focused activities! These can be as short as 10-15 minutes, or if you have the time/are enjoying yourselves extend it! The goal is to change things up a little and encourage creativity. Art can help us relax and feel accomplished, and can be a good way to have some balance. The benefits apply to all ages, so feel free to join in on the fun and do the activity together!
October is here and so is our ART-ober Challenge! Since we still have some nicer weather for a bit, this would be a great time to take advantage and go outside, and maybe get some artistic inspiration while you are at it!
Colorado in the fall is gorgeous, so now is the perfect time to take a walk and appreciate the seasonal changes. While you are out collect some fallen leaves to take home for some art projects.
One of our ART-ober challenges is to do a Zentangle-inspired drawing (filling in areas with repetitive patterns) – leaves are a fantastic template for this!
Use a pencil, crayons, or pastels to do a leaf rubbing.
Draw (or trace) them! Aim for a realistic look, or get creative and make them geometric, or invent an imagined leaf of your own.
Press them flat and then glue directly onto a piece of paper for some multimedia art.
These are just a couple ideas, feel free to use them or come up with your own! We would love to see what you make – share your art on Instagram by tagging @poudrelibraries and using the hashtags #artober #librarychallenge.
Drawing Zentangle® bugs and butterflies by Hannah Geddes
Drawn from nature by Helen Ahpornsiri
20 ways to draw a tree and 23 other nifty things from nature by Eloise Renouf
Leaf crafts by Rebecca Sabelko