To keep the troops at home busy I made a couple of colouring-in sheets. They’re free to download and print out. Tag @brumhaus in your on social media images or use #ColourInBrum and #ISupportBirmingham
The first one is from my Autumn In Brum print.
The next colouring-in sheet is a geometric design developed from some recent artwork, featuring the text #ISupportBirmingham. To find out more info on why I am using this hashtag go to the I Choose Birmingham website.
Here’s a version of my University of Birmingham print for you to colour in too. Don’t forget to show your efforts on social media with hashtag #ColourInBrum
Please note if you have downloads blocked the links above won’t work. If all else fails just email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send it over when I can.
School Art Project Help
If you are a school teacher hosting an art class feel free to read them this message from me…
‘Hey! Thank you for taking an interest in my artwork. I always liked drawing when I was a school kid, but I’d never have imagined that one day it would be my job. In fact I wasn’t even the best in class, but I enjoyed it. I used to doodle a lot, just random things like weird creatures and interesting shapes. Then one day I was walking around Birmingham city centre and felt inspired by all of the tall buildings. Birmingham is somewhere lots of people share, its a place of memory and belonging. I began to draw the places I felt an attachment to.
When making a new picture firstly I draw a sketch using just simple lines and shapes which resemble the buildings, then I colour it all in, sometimes adding in patterns. I include just enough to remind you of what a building looks like, like the circles on the Library of Birmingham or the plus shapes on The Cube. It could just be the outline. It’s that simple.
I hope YOU are inspired by the place YOU live. Maybe you could draw a picture of Brum or the local area you live, and show it to someone who might like it too.
Here’s a quote by one of my all time favourite artists Paul Klee which will help you be playful when creating your pictures “Drawing is the art of taking a line for a walk”
And remember you don’t have to be good at art, you just have to enjoy it.
Best wishes from Brumhaus.’