Saturday Art Club – Good Mood Colours

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (4th-24th May), now in its 14th year, is one of Scotland’s most diverse cultural events, aiming to promote understanding of mental health through the arts.  To adapt to the global pandemic, this year the festival will be hosted through a special programme of online activities. More details can be found here:

Covid-19 and the impact it has had globally is unprecedentedly challenging in terms of mental health. Here at GoMA, we acknowledge the importance of looking after our mental wellbeing during this time and so we have tailored our Saturday Art Clubs to coincide with the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.

Work with your children and lose yourself in a sea of beautiful and uplifting colours of the rainbow to create your own artwork, inspired by Adrian Wiszniewski’s mural in our studio. This is a simple and relaxing activity which uses bright colours to encourage your children to feel positive (but you can give it a go too). 

Adrian Wiszniewski. Café Murals, Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, 1996. Acrylic on gesso. Approximately 14 x 30 x 30 feet.

You will need: 

  • Paper
  • Colouring pencils, oil pastels,  felt tip pens or paint – you decide! 

With a pencil, draw the outlines of your swirls patterns across the page. Decide if you just want your mural to be made up of shapes or if you want to add figures, like the ones in our mural, to tell a story.

Once your outline is complete, fill it in with either colouring pencils, oil pastels, felt tip pens or paints. Use different colours for each of your shape – make it as colourful and bright as you can!

Take your time colouring it all in and enjoy the process, as well as the choice of colours.

You can then add some finishing touches using a black pen to better define the outline of your shapes.

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


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