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Expressive Arts Tasks Week 11

How To Draw A Scary Cute Monster (Folding Surprise)

How to draw Monster for kids

This week our art tasks are linked to our Health and Wellbeing story about monsters.

Could you create your own picture of a colour monster?
Think about how you could draw your monster...and how big it could be! Would it be as big as you?

How will you show texture on your monster?

What colour will your monster be?

Can your monster change colours?

You could:

  • Use painting software to mix colours.
  • Make large-scale models of the colour monster when he is different colours.
  • Create your own Colour Monster puppets and use these to put on a show.

Here is a list of links to some classical music to help talk about emotions. Most are very well known and the mood is quite obvious. Some of these pieces of music might mean different things to different people, and that’s ok!

When you listen to the music, think about:

How the music makes you feel.

What images you have in your head.

What instruments you can hear.

What tempo (speed) you can hear the instruments playing.

What dynamics (volume) you can hear.

What pitch (high/low) you can hear. 


Try drawing what you think of of how your feel. You may draw an abstract picture with lots of lines and colours rather than a a certain image- both are great!

A challenge- does this work if you listen to pop/modern music? Does the modern music make you feel the same way?

What is your favourite piece of music? 



Now you have made your recycled instruments and performed your composition, you will need to evaluate both your instrument and your music. 

Use the 2 Stars and a Wish to help you reflect.
Think about what went well ( your stars).

Was it easy to make your instruments?

Did your instrument(s) make the sound you wanted?

Did you (and your family) perform confidently?


Then think about what was tricky or what could be improved (your wish). Would you change the appearance or the sound of your instruments? What would you changed about your composition or your performance? Would you have more instruments? Would you change the dynamics?

George Frideric Handel - The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Handel’s Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba to feel uplifting joy.

Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Overture for positivity

Mozart - Marriage Of Figaro - Overture

Mozart - Marriage Of Figaro - Overture

Offenbach’s Orpheus in The Underworld to generate excitement.

Jacques Offenbach - Orpheus in the Underworld Overture

Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries to conjure drama.

La chevauchée des Walkyries

Pachabel’s Canon in D for calm and serenity.

Canon In D | Pachelbel's Canon