This link will take you to the public folder for the downloadable content for the Stay at Home Surrealism ideas I have posted on Instagram.
If you are unfamiliar with what this is, check out the link to my Instagram and scroll until you see the Stay at Home Surrealism imagery!
About the project:
You may or may not know that while I’m not currently teaching in a school to pursue my art making and small business, I’m actually a licensed teacher with over a decade of teaching under my belt. I’ve been sitting here, trying not to watch the news constantly, trying to keep busy but also not stressed. I know that SO many of us are cooped up at home (parents with kids, teens with no friends to hang with, individuals just bored out of their minds) so I thought that I’d start posting some art games/activities/ideas. So welcome to Stay at Home Surrealism!
In short, Surrealism was an artistic movement that embraced irrational thought and unique ideas. The goal of the Surrealists was to tap into the unconscious mind directly, “escaping the constraints that weigh on supervised thoughts.” In order to access the subconscious, these artists would play games or base their ideas off of random occurrences. Basically: sometimes it’s hard to think when you’re being suppressed by society, anxiety, and the unknown. In order to access these suppressed ideas, allow yourself to play!
During the week I’ll be posting some Surrealist games, activities, and projects that’ll put you at ease and maybe even teach you something! I’m hustlin’ to make my business work during this normally busy craft show season, so I won’t post every day, but whenever you see this little graphic know that there is a project attached. Have fun and share with whomever you think needs it!