We’re taking our #GetDrawingAtChatsworth campaign online so we can continue to share the joy and benefits of getting out and about with a sketchbook and pencil.
These resources have been adapted so that you can make use of them in any room of the house, back or front garden, balcony or windowbox and can be printed in colour or black and white. Or, if you don’t have access to a printer, grab some scrap paper and use the online version for guidance.
Keep an eye out as we'll be adding more resources later this month.
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New - Sowing colour
Draw your own vases or jugs. Colour each one in using colours you find in your home or on a walk.
Inspiration: Natasha Daintry's Sowing Colour is an installation of colourful ceramic vessels at Chatsworth.
DOWNLOAD SOWING COLOUR
New - Bug life
How many insects can you find? Do they stay still for you, or do you need to draw them quickly?
Inspiration: Maria Sibylla Merian was a naturalist who studied insects and their life cycles.
DOWNLOAD BUG LIFE
New - Spring clean
Open a drawer or cupboard in your home and draw random objects inside. When you have finished, perhaps you can give it a spring clean!
Inspiration: Michael Craig-Martin draws and paints everyday objects.
DOWLOAD SPRING CLEAN
Abstract art walk
Walk around a room and draw the path you take. Use the big rectangle as the shape of your room and draw lines on it to show where you walked. You can walk around as much as you like and draw lots of lines. You can use lots of colours or just one colour.
DOWNLOAD ABSTRACT ART WALK
Design your own statue
Draw a statue you would like to see in your garden or on your street.
DOWNLOAD DESIGN YOUR OWN STATUE
Do you or anyone in your home collect things? These could be anything, from books, seashells or nail polish to keyrings, Lego or fossils. Draw some of these.
Collect some kitchen items and draw around them. Try different colours. Look for fruit, cutlery and cooking utensils.
DOWNLOAD KITCHEN PATTERNS
Put a leaf under the paper and take a rubbing. Then draw your own leaves.
Look up, look down
Choose a spot inside your house, outside in the garden or while on a walk. Look up and draw what you see above you. Look down and draw what you see below you.
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Look up or out the window. What can you see? Draw your own sky picture.
Spring to life
Can you draw the signs of spring? Look outside and try to spot buds, new shoots and leaves that will grow into plants, trees or even weeds.
DOWNLOAD SPRING TO LIFE
Take a line for a walk
Choose a route in your home or outdoor space and draw the journey you take using a simple line. How can you represent steps, jumps and a change of pace with lines and marks?
DOWNLOAD TAKE A LINE FOR A WALK
You can find wildflowers on footpaths, hedgerows, fields, parks and gardens. Can you find or imagine any of these? What colour are they? Draw your own wildflower picture.