Art Tasks
Task 3: Play a drawing game 

Thank you Blake, Chase, Jacob, Annika, Lorelai, Ryan, Kendall, Max, Grace, and Jude for sending images of your artwork! It's so fun to see what you're up to. 
the exquisite corpse – This Playground
Okay, so, this drawing game is called Exquisite Corpse. You may remember it from Art Night last year. It was a game invented in the 1920's by the Surrealists, who were trying to figure out if you could make art by chance. 

1. Fold a piece of paper into thirds-ish.
2. The first person draws a head at the top of the paper, then folds it to hide their drawing, and passes it to the next person.
3. The second person draws a body in the middle of the paper, then folds it to hide it.
4. The third (or first) person draws legs and feet at the bottom of the paper. 
5. Open & enjoy!

Here are instructions in video form:

You can read more about Surrealist games here:
                                                                                                            posted March 26, 2020
Task 2: Try out a drawing club
Happy Monday Erving artists! I'm going to start posting ideas here 2-3 times a week. I'll start with drawing, and then move into ideas for working in other studios, like sculpture or fibers. You may have your own ideas of what to make, and that's cool too. Send me pictures of any art you make, and I'll post them to our gallery!

Okay, so first up - drawing! Drawing is a great way to relax and enjoy time with family. Several artists are offering daily drawing lessons online. Choose a video, grab a scrap of paper and a pen/pencil/marker, and give it a try.

1. Beloved author/illustrator Mo Willems is holding a "Lunch Doodles" drawing session every weekday at 1pm. He'll teach you how to draw some of his characters and give tours of his Northampton studio.

2. Another local author/illustrator, 
Jarret Krosoczka, is holding daily drawing sessions that include pretty great drawing tips and fun drawing games too.

3. A very silly and masterful illustrator named Wendy Mac is posting daily prompts on her Instagram feed. Check out #drawtogether on Twitter, and

4. Author/illustrator Carson Ellis posts prompts for her "Quarantine Art Club" daily.

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posted March 23, 2020 __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________

Task 1: Go on a chalk walk.
A lot of people are feeling pretty down right about now. Your task is to cheer them up with drawings! Go on a walk with a family member with chalk or washable markers. Draw on a sidewalk, rock, leaf, and leave it for others to discover. Enjoy, be safe, and remember to stay a safe distance from other people. 

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                                                                                                             posted March 18, 2020