Its week 8. Thank you all for joining in with these activities, its been so nice to see the things you have been producing and I hope you are all doing well!

This week we are inspired by objects from the collection to do with the peace poppy- which is a symbol of both Remembrance and hope for a peaceful future.

'Remembrance is Not Enough' banner from The Peace Museum collection

Sensitive flower drawings

Today is about creating sensitive, thoughtful drawings. Thinking about making different marks and lines to describe shapes and objects.

Which do you think is the most important sense you need when you are drawing?

Draw a flower blindfolded by touch. Thinking carefully and how the leaves and stem feel and how to translate that into a drawing.

We can see better, see even more without actually being able to see because all of our other senses’s are heightened. Images occur in the brain not the eyes so you should be able to see the image of the flower in front of you in your mind. It’s very important that your hand feeling in able to communicate to your hand drawing so we are going to do this exercise in silence.

Maybe put on some nice music. See how long you can draw for before the urge to take the blindfold off becomes too much!

  • You will need pencil and paper
  • Dont rely on your memory, try and draw what you feel in the moment not what you remember
  • Dont rely on what you think something looks like