Every Day is Art-Day

Every Day is Art-Day

At the moment we aren’t running Sat-Art-Day at Mount Stuart, so we decided to create an online alternative for you to enjoy at home.

Space Week!

This week, as it is getting dark earlier and earlier I’m still thinking about the night sky and wondering what might be up there right now. And that reminds me too of the starry ceiling at Mount Stuart, even if we can’t visit at the moment.

In this project you can be scientific or mythological or fantastical- the choice is yours!

And as ever, we’d love to hear how you get on and see your photos of what you’ve made. The film is a springboard- let your imagination roam. Please share images using #everydayisartday

For different sorts of inspiration; you can see the Mount Stuart ceiling here.

And for images of real space stations, astronauts and planets here.

Materials needed

  • Tinfoil or shiny paper
  • Coloured paper- small pieces
  • Glue- pva or glue stick or double sided tape
  • A larger sheet of paper- any colour
  • Pencils, pens, etc decorate
  • And optionally; string or thread
  • Sellotape
  • Some sort of stick

Make your own mini-book!

This activity coincides with Scottish Book Week. Like all our family activities it is designed as a springboard for young and old together. This one involves some sharp cutting, so please take care and make sure an adult is involved.

As always, we love to hear how you get on and see your photos of what you made. Please send any pictures to us via our contact email address, or through our social channels.

Materials needed

  • A sheet of paper (ideally A4)
  • A (craft) knife
  • A cutting mat, chopping board or thick cardboard.
  • Pencils, pens, etc to write and decorate the book.