WEEK ONE - ANIMALS IN ART
Are you ready for Summer Challenge Week One?
This week animals depicted in our collection inspire our activities and art challenge.
Why do artists use animals in art?
Humans have always represented animals in art, since the Stone Age, people decorated caves with paintings or engravings of animals. Animals in art including still life, mythology, photography and aboriginal art. Many artists have a personal connection with animals and reflect them in their artworks. Animals help us manage stressful situations, encourage us to exercise and give us unconditional love.
- Do you have a pet? Which animals do you like?
- Can you describe how animals make you feel?
- How would you represent your favourite animal in art?
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP SESSION
Every Tuesday, participate in our 90 minute interactive workshop session linked the theme of the week.
- Children (6-12) at 11:00
- Teenagers (13-16) at 14:00 with MAS Art Studio
Let’s look at animals in our permanent collection
Sketch and draw
- Draw your favourite animal
- Draw an animal that represents your best quality
- Identify and draw another animal from Egyptian mythology
Summer Art Challenge #1
Make your own animal artwork!
Watch our #MakeandPlay videos for inspiration!
Submit your creative work every Thursday before 3pm
This monumental hollow ion is one of the important Islamic artworks from the Mediterranean region.
What sound do you think this animal makes?
Some people believe that the lion once produced a roaring sound and is considered an automaton.
This young hippopotamus in bright blue glazed earthenware is shown lying half-covered with aquatic plants of the banks of the Nile.
Why is the Hippo covered with plants?
This winged dragon is a hybrid made of various animals. Which animals can you spot?