Saturday Art Club: Fabulous Flower Art

Flowers are universal symbols of beauty and love and throughout history have been represented widely in the arts. Rooted in ancient art and still used heavily in contemporary art today, depictions of blossoms, sunflowers, roses, and lots of other types, can be found in many of the most significant art movements, including Art Nouveau and Impressionism.
Did you know we have many artworks in our collection that feature many lovely flowers, including David Hockney, Aaron Angell and Alasdair Gray. Be inspired by these summery vibes and make your own fabulous flower art by recycling old newspaper, magazines and cardboard packaging! Not only are you making fabulous artworks, you’re also helping the environment in a creative way.

You will need:

  • Old newspaper, magazines and cardboard packaging
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Draw outlines of the different parts of your flowers. Remember to experiment with different shapes and sizes. Make your flowers as wild as you like!

Cut all the pieces out and glue together.

Place your flowers on your windowsill or mantlepiece with the rest of your flowers and plants to create a flowerbed.

Alternatively, glue your flowers onto a piece of white or coloured paper to create a botanical artwork.

Remember to share your creations with us in the comments or on social media #SaturdayArtClub

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