Art can be realistic, abstract, or a mix of both!
Realistic art represents actual people, places or things.
Abstract art is about shapes, textures, colors and lines.
In this activity, you will draw a realistic and an abstract drawing of an object in your home.
Select a decorative household object with an interesting design, like a jewelry box, a lamp or a perfume bottle.
Make a realistic drawing by drawing the entire object from observation.
Now, make an abstract drawing by zooming in on a small detail of the same object and drawing just that detail.
What differences do you notice between your two drawings?
Show someone your abstract drawing: can they guess which household object you drew?
If you would like to share your work with us email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will share your creations on our ‘Studio in your Home’ page.
Photo: Robin Holder