Category Archives: Kids Art Projects

Develop your creativity: Sketchbook Challenge no 6

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Hi, I’m Lillian Gray South African fine artist and  today we’re doing another sketchbook challenge.  Why do we need sketchbook challenges?  Okay, so just a reminder! Sketchbooks challenges  is not really about craftsmanship. That’s why we  do drawing courses and all those other wonderful  things to really hone your skills. The sketchbook  challenge is all about creativity. […]

Sketchbook Challenge 4: Become creative with beautiful sea shell dresses and sea shells in space.

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Sea shell adventure Hi guys, Clara and I are on our way for a sea shell art adventure, and we’re off to Port Elizabeth, the Windy City. But we’re going to be at a stunning beach and I can’t wait to share some creative ideas for another sketchbook challenge from this holiday for you guys to do. We’ve […]

Sketchbook challenge 5: Another awesome art adventure: Leafy landscapes

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Hi, I’m Lillian Gray, South African fine artists and I am off to another awesome art adventure with my wonderful daughter, Clara.  Supplies For this project you guys are going to need glue, and scissors, as well as some paper or your sketchbook. And if you have a nice fine liner pen you can create even more. Gathering leaves […]

How to use air-dry clay and create an authentic African Mask with 4 bonus tricks

Hi, I’m Lillian Gray, South African fine artist, and today we are going to be covering the basics of working with air-dry clay. In this video we will be covering: How to wedge your air-dry clay How to roll a proper slab How to join different section What is slip? How to finish off a […]

Painting Gregory, our beautiful contemporary giraffe in 6 steps.

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Hi, I’m artist Lillian Gray and for today’s lesson, we are finishing off beautiful Gregory the giraffe that we created in a previous video. For today’s lesson, you will need: Fine sandpaper Various colours of acrylic paint Different size brushes Paper towel and a water jar Clear spray paint Step 1: We need to lightly […]

10 Steps to an unique Kentridge-inspired charcoal landscape

Intro   Hi, I’m artist Lillian Gray and in today’s lesson, I am going to teach you various tips and tricks, and some advanced skills on how to use charcoal. At the end of the lesson, I will be showing you how to do a beautiful charcoal landscape, inspired by the famous South African artist William Kentridge. Charcoal as […]

Draw an oil pastels landscape inspired by Impressionism with 6 oil pastel techniques

Hi, I’m artist Lillian Gray and I’m super excited about today’s lesson.I’m going to teach you some awesome tips and tricks on how to use oil pastels. We’ll be making a landscape honouring the Impressionists. There’s a free oil pastel printout on our blog for you to practice the various tips and tricks in this lesson. […]

Yayoi Kusama-inspired flower collage in 5 steps with Lillian Gray, including free downloads

Hi, I’m artist Lillian Gray and I’m really excited about today’s art lesson. We are going to go and look for inspiration from the queen of polka dots, Yayoi Kusama. We will be creating a mixed media, flower-collage. For today’s lesson you will need the following: Paper in various colours A3 black card Acrylic paint […]

William Kentridge inspired bird painting in 6 steps

William Kentridge

Hi, I’m artist Lillian Gray and today’s lesson is inspired by a famous South African artist called William Kentridge. William Kentridge’s style William Kentridge is well known for his charcoal drawings but he also works in Indian ink. Today I am going to mimic the Indian ink look by using black acrylic paint as well as some […]