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We know how creative Year 3 are so we'd love to see you being creative at home.  Complete the recommended weekly challenge and upload your pictures onto the blog for everyone to see.

If you did the art work on still life, then this lesson will help you develop your shading skills.  The lesson is all about using shading to help create the illusion that something is real or 3D.  I'd love to see some of your artwork so get something to draw, take your time and see how realistic you can make it. 


Art is also a really good way of relaxing and being mindful so use this time as a way to relax as well.  To help you further, I've added some beautiful 'Mandala Mindful Colouring Sheets' that you might like to do at home.

Click on the image or click here to access the lesson.

Mandala Mindful Colouring Sheets

This week, I'd like you to try a different style of Art using the work of Joan Miro for your inspiration.  The style of art is known as 'Surrealism' and is a form of abstract art.  The beauty of abstract art is that it doesn't need to look like anything in particular and is a wonderful way of being as creative as possible.


First, you'll need to take the Oak National Academy lesson below and then use this to help you create your own abstract work.  Click on the image or click here to take the lesson.


I've added some useful links that might help you understand who Joan Miro was and his artwork along with helping your imagination ready for when you start to create your own artwork.




This week, I'd like you to focus on texture.  If you did the still life drawings last week, you'll have tried to use texture in your sketching but this week it's slightly different.  


Do the Oak National Academy lesson on 'Texture rubbings' and then use this to create your own texture rubbing to make a picture.

Click here or on the image to take the lesson.


Think about how you can use texture to make your drawings more detailed by completing the lesson.

Click here or on the image to take the lesson.


Create your own texture rubbing plate by clicking here and following the instructions.


This week, I'd like you to learn about still life drawing.  This will primarily involve you using a pencil and sketching something in still life form.  I've found a couple of lessons on the Oak National Primary that I think will help you, along with a tutorial to help you set up your own still life picture.


When you've done the task, email me your picture and I'll add it to the class page.  Happy sketching Year 3!


Still life drawing tutorial: Click here to watch the video.

Drawing a still life: Click here to find out more information about how to draw still life.


Oak National Primary Lessons - these might help you understand how to add texture and shadow to your still life drawings.


So far, we've focused our art on drawing and photography so I thought we'd look at Sculpture this week.  If you've been doing any of the BBC Bitesize lessons, you'll have noticed that they had a lesson last week on Sculpture.  This inspired me to have a look around at the different activities that you could do.  You can click here to visit the BBC Bitesize lesson on 'Sculpture' to help you understand what sculpture is and the different materials you can use.


The lesson on BBC Bitesize takes you to an activity to build your own house however, I have found another activity that I think would be much more interesting.


Build your own Robot

This week's art challenge is to build your own robot.  This is where you can really get your imagination working as robots can come in all different shapes and sizes whilst also having different purposes.  Have a look around your house and see what you could use.  The Tate Gallery have an excellent video to help you and introduce you to an artist called Eduardo Paolozzi who was a pioneer of pop art.


Click the image or here to watch the video and get inspired this week with your sculptures.  


Send me a picture of your sculpture and I'll put it in the 'Working from home' gallery on the class page.


To tie in with World Oceans Day, I've found some art tutorials that I think you might like that will help you to draw some of the creatures that live in the oceans.  Take a picture when you've done them, send them to me and I'll post them on the class page.


Draw a Sea Turtle

Learn how to draw a Sea Turtle by following the art tutorial. 

Click on the picture or here to visit the watch the video.


Other Ocean creature tutorials can be found by clicking the links below:


How to draw a cartoon dolphin - click here.

How to draw a funny whale - click here.

How to draw a lobster - click here.


Make Marbled Paper with Foam

I headed to the Tate Gallery website for this week's art inspiration and thought this would be a great art challenge for you.  You don't need a lot of equipment for it but I think you could produce some really wonderful different art pieces depending on the colours you choose.

Click here to visit the Tate Gallery website and learn how to create your own marbled paper.



I've been trying to think of different projects you can do outside as the weather forecast for this week looks absolutely beautiful.  This week, i'd like you to try creating a picture using the style of 'pointillism.'  Pointillism uses lots of little dots to create a picture and was used by an artist called Georges Seurat.  This is a great way to create a very effective piece of art and could be done with paints, felt tips, crayons or, if you're a digital artist on the computer like Kenaz, you might like to try to create a digital piece of art.


I've found a couple of videos that might help you understand but use the outside as your inspiration, simply click on the picture and it will take you to the video. 


You might want to look at some flowers, maybe a tree or, if you were inspired by our English video a couple of weeks ago, use the clouds for your inspiration.  Email me your pictures and i'll put them on the class page for everyone to see.




This week, I thought we'd try a different art skill and delve into the world of photography. 


You don't need a fancy digital camera as most smart phones have excellent cameras on them but see how creative you can be with filters, colours and perspective. 


Each day, I'll post a different video with a different theme for you to photograph. 


Email your photographs to me on and I'll post them on the class page for everyone to see.



Theme:  What have you been doing during lockdown?






Watch the video and then get creative by producing a photograph that sums up what you've been doing during lockdown.

Draw 'Darth Vader'

As it's 'Star Wars' day on May 4th, complete the art draw along to learn how to draw Darth Vader.  If you've loved doing that, why not try some of the other Star Wars characters?


Draw BB-8 by clicking here.

Draw Kylo Ren by clicking here.

Draw Luke Skywalker by clicking here.



Draw 'Blossom Unicorn' with author, Matty Long

This week, I would like you to join author, Matty Long and learn how to draw Blossom Unicorn, one of the characters from his book 'Super Happy Magic Forest'.  You might even decide to buy his book if you like the drawing!








Click on the image or here to watch the video.  Happy drawing!



Draw 'Kevin' with Rob Biddulph

Follow Rob's video on his YouTube channel and get drawing Kevin.  Click here



Draw 'Fred Bear' with Rob Biddulph.

Follow Rob's video on his YouTube channel and get drawing Fred Bear.  Click here



Draw the 'Sausage Dog' with Rob Buddulph.

Follow Rob's video on his YouTube channel and get drawing the Sausage Dog.  Click here.





Draw the 'Gregosaurus' with Rob Biddulph!

Follow Rob's video on his YouTube channel and get drawing the Gregosaurus!  Click here.



Online Art Learning


Draw Along with Rob Biddulph

Rob will upload a new video to his Website and YouTube Channel every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am with a new drawing for you to join along with.  Click here to access his website.




Art for Kids Hub

Another really good website that allows you to draw along with a video. Click here to access their page.