Moth Colouring Book

Galaxy Pomegranate by Josie Southam It is Moth Week and at Art Club Exeter, we are celebrating  Lepidoptera (insects including butterflies and moths), by taking a beautiful journey through the unique Moth Colouring Book by local young artist Josie Southam. Josie is kindly sharing one of her colouring creations in a free pdf to download... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Bugs

They are the little beauties buzzing and crawling around our gardens, or in the pages of an old magazine... This is a quick way of creating fabulous little critters: magazine and fine-liner doodle. You will need: ~ An old magazine ~ Scissors ~ Fine-liner ~ Glue Find textures and patterns in an old magazine or... Continue Reading →

Simple Bugs

Insects are a great way to practice drawing symmetrically. Take this doodle as a mini training for eye and hand. You will need: ~ A4 card ~ Pencil and eraser ~ Watercolour/Ink/Colouring pencils ~ Paintbrush ~ Black fine-liner Find pictures of insects in a book or online. Draw them while giving them their bodies simple... Continue Reading →

Butterfly Bunting

Here is a simple project to create an original and cheerful bunting. You will need: ~ Coloured or patterned paper ~ String or yarn ~ Glue ~ Scissors Collect together coloured and patterned papers. These could be from spare magazines or bits of wrapping paper.Use your butterfly stencil to draw lots of butterflies onto your... Continue Reading →

Honeycomb and Bee

A bit of geometric play, painting and drawing with this project that makes a great greeting cards for the Spring/Summer. You will need: ~ Half an A4 card folded in two ~ Watercolour/Ink/Colouring pencils ~ Paintbrush ~ Black Fine-Liner Print out the hexagon template below. Cut out one hexagon for your stencil/template. Draw 3 staggered... Continue Reading →

Paper Butterfly

We’ve made these butterflies to brighten up our bedroom. You can also make hearts with the template below.  You can either make use your butterfly collage with tissue paper or with magazine strips. You will need:  ~ White A4 card or cardboard (cereal box or other). ~ Glue (Pritt Stick or PVA) ~ Tissue paper... Continue Reading →

Butterfly Collection

This week is all about our favoured garden winged creatures, moths, butterflies and bees. We're creating a collection of butterflies to hang on your wall. For a lovely vintage effect, we paint or draw them on a circle cutout of a book page. You will need: ~ Old book pages ~ A pencil and eraser... Continue Reading →

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