Art at home

This page is for people who enjoy art or who are looking to try something new and creative! We have put together some of the best resources and ideas for you to explore and check out. 

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What you might find on this page

On the ‘Art at home’ page you will find heaps of cool art activities to inspire you! We have tried to think of activities that will keep you busy, are affordable and that may inspire art you may already be exploring or making. Take a look and have ago!

Get involved

We run a weekly free visual art group that comes together via online sessions every Monday night from 4pm during the school term. This group is for young people ages 12-25 who want to explore visual art, meet like minded young people and learn some new skills. Check out how you can get involved here: https://www.banyuleyouth.com/jets-crew-member-programs

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Art activity of the week!

Why not show us at Jets what you have been photographing or making lately? Send us your photos here: https://www.instagram.com/jets_banyule_youth_services/

Lisa Congdon is a Portland (USA) artist who only began her art practice when she was 30.  In the below videos Lisa talks about confidence in her art and how to enjoy the experience of art making.  Lisa talks to her technique, art making process and inspiration.

A quick sketchbook exploration with Lisa Congdon!

Lisa explores collage, colour pens and layering techniques! 

Lisa Congdon – Like knows Like


Visits Lisa’s art studio and learn about her art journey.

Inky Faces with Lisa Congdon

Lisa Congdon makes fun and funky faces using acrylic inks, posca paint pens and Lisa's pens.

Celebrating young artists

Banyule Youth Services is casting the spot light on young artists and showcasing their art & creative journeys. You can check out profile, podcasts & interviews via the Stories of You page here: https://www.banyuleyouth.com/stories-you

Wildlife photography workshop

Looking for a simple creative project for yourself that can be done in lockdown with equipment you already have on hand? Check out Banyule City Council's free Wildlife Photography Workshop. Chris Cook, a local Naturalist and Photographer shows us how to spot and create beautiful and stunning photos using whatever camera or device you have on hand. This 20 minute workshop video is suitable for anybody who’d like to have a go at photography and offers some great tips for taking a great shot. Photo’s taken can also be uploaded and submitted to our Creative Nature Play Competition, where you can enter the draw to win a $25 local shopping voucher. To learn more visit

Watch the workshop below & head to https://www.banyule.vic.gov.au/Waste-environment/Environment-sustainability/Creative-nature-play.to submit your photos!

‘The Jets Take a deep Breath Book’

A free downloadable resource that includes art activities, support and more!

Get inspired 

Free Info and Art Downloads - https://www.artyfactory.com/art-lessons.html

Artyfactory's free art lessons share the knowledge and understanding of art and design to improve your artistic skills and to increase your enjoyment in creating artworks.

The lessons explore a variety of drawing, painting and design techniques across a range of subjects and styles. In each lesson you will be lead through an illustrated step by step development of the artwork from its initial stages to the finished example.

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Free resources

Free Pixil Art app

Log on to this website – its free ! Make cool pixil art

https://www.pixilart.com/draw

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Free downloadable Colouring pages 

Find super cool free colouring pages –Chill out and relax while colouring!

https://www.justcolor.net/

Just colour