Activity Sheets inspired by Emma Talbot


23 July 2021

The summer holidays are here and we're on hand with a selection of activity sheets to help keep your creativity flowing.

Inspired by the themes and ideas in Emma Talbot's exhibition Ghost Calls, we'll be sharing a fun new activity every week for you to try at home. Perfect for children and families, these activities have been developed by our Learning team and Art at the Start PhD student Vicky Armstrong. 

We'd love to see what you create - share your finished activities with us on social media using #DCAmakes.

Painting branches

This Art at the Start activity has been designed for children aged 0-5. Collect a branch or twig and have a go at painting onto a different surface to create a colourful decoration.

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Personal patterns, doodles and drawings

Be inspired by the patterns in the above work, Heather, by Emma Talbot and develop your drawing style with this creative activity sheet.

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Fabric Painting

Have a go at painting onto fabric with this activity from Art at the Start that's perfect for wee and middle ones.

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Leave a Leaf

Create your own patterned leaf using our template or freestyle your own design. If you email a photo of your leaf to us or share a pic on social media using #DCAmakes, we'll print it out and add it to the cardboard tree in our Create Space.

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Feelings Zine

Use colours, shapes, patterns and words to show different feelings and create your own zine. Instructions for folding your zine can be found here, or take a look at our Monday Makes: Make a Zine tutorial.

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Create a Character

Inspired by the painted, animated and 3D figures in Emma Talbot's exhibition, create your own character.

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You can also try this and other activities in our Create Space. Open Wed - Fri: 11:00 - 13:00 and Sat - Sun: 11:00 - 16:00, you can enjoy getting creative in the space with our pre-packed Art Activity Packs. Book your free tickets and find out more here.

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