Explore It! Resources for children and families

Explore It! is a collection of free art packs inspired by our exhibitions. Download them here and make art at home or at school.

 

Explore It! Martin Boyce

These activities are inspired by the artist Martin Boyce. You will need coloured pens, scissors, tape, collage materials and a printer.

 

Design your own Mobile:

Download the Activity Sheet

 

Make your own Installation:

Download the Activity Sheet

Watch the ‘how to’ video

 

 

Image: Zarina Bhimji, Untitled (A Sketch), 1999 Courtesy of the artist © Zarina Bhimji. All Rights Reserved, DACS/Artimage 2023

 

Explore It! Zarina Bhimji

These three dresses are made from maps of the United Kingdom, East Africa and India. Using the template in the Activity Sheet fill in the dresses with your own maps. You will need a printer and coloured pens or pencils.

 

Download the Activity Sheet

 

 

 

 

Explore It! Leonor Antunes

The three activities below are inspired by Leonor Antunes exhibition. You will need wool and twine, a clipboard, coloured paper and ribbon, double sided tape, a printer and wikki stix.

 

Create your own installation:

Download the Activity Sheet

Watch the ‘how to’ video

 

Weave a wearable pleated bracelet and make a woven paper artwork:

Download step-by-step instructions

Watch the pleated bracelet ‘how to’ video

Watch the woven artwork ‘how to’ video

 

 

 

 

Explore It! Poor Things

Colour in the artworks from the exhibition Poor Things. You will need a printer and coloured pens or pencils.

 

Download the Activity Sheet

 

 

 

 

Explore It! Heads Up!

Artist Daniel Silver says the hands are cleverer than the brain. See how you can translate your features into sculpture in three different ways. You will need flour, salt and water to make salt dough. This activity can also be carried out with other modelling materials, for example clay, plasticine, playdough or marzipan.

 

Download step-by-step instructions

Watch the Heads Up! ‘how to’ video

 

 

 

 

Explore It! I am more than one thing

This activity was created by artist Eden Bø Dower with Louise Fraser, inspired by the work of Howardena Pindell.  Explore the different sides of yourself and your world, and add your own drawing and writing.

The I am more than one thing art pack comes in two parts, which are available to download below. Print the Art Sheet double sided, and print the Words, Pictures and Instructions single sided. You will need a printer, a pair of scissors, a glue stick and drawing tools of your choice.  

 

Download the Art Sheet
Download the Words, Pictures and Instructions

 

 

This publication produced by Eden Bø Dower with Louise Fraser, documents the process of making I am more than one thing and using it with groups (LGBT Youth, I Am More Than One Thing drop-in, Royal Mile Primary School). Photos: Chris Scott, Eden Bø Dower, Jaqueline Brunner, Caitlin McKinnon, Louise Fraser.

 

 

 

Someones hand in a green garden, the thumb is touching the middle finger

 

Explore It! The space around me

These activities were created by artists Louise Fraser and Brooke Milliken, inspired by the work of Jyll Bradley. Go out and experience a built, old and green space in new ways. You will need shiny objects, chalk, a camera, and a notebook and pencil.

Download the Activity Sheet

Watch the ‘how to’ video: Built Space

Watch the ‘how to’ video: Old Space

Watch the ‘how to’ video: Green Space

 

 

We’d love to see your creations!

Please email hannah@fruitmarket.co.uk with images or tag us on Instagram @fruitmarketgallery

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