A new series of worksheets and prompts for people who want to try their hand at a creative activity.

Unearthing Creativity is a collaborative project being delivered by artists Marion Cheung, Naz Syed, Creative Lives, and Age Cymru, and is supported by the Arts Council of Wales, as part of the Connect & Flourish programme.

One strand of the project is to develop Gateways into creative activity

Below is a series of worksheets, videos and prompts for anyone who would like to have a go at a new artistic activity, or maybe rekindle a dormant creative interest. 

They are also appropriate for existing creative groups who may want ideas and inspiration for their meetings. 

If you try any of the Gateways, please feel free to share your creations with us, as well as your feedback. Contact Gareth Coles on [email protected]

1. Poetry writing prompts 

Two writing prompts from the poet Jonathan Edwards are available here. (Worksheets and videos) 

2. Paper landscapes

A short, calming activity that involves creating a landscape from pieces of scrap paper, then adding a light source. Download worksheet (PDF). 

"This was a very interesting activity, with unexpected results."
"It was interesting how the angle and distance of the light totally changed the effect. Very satisfying task. It’s weird to think that these pictures only existed temporarily."
"A really interesting idea and exciting to see what emerged as more bits of paper were added."

3. Line One 

A simple drawing activity which can be completed on your own or with others. Download worksheet (PDF). 

4. Creative Walking 

An activity to generate new creative ideas inspired by your environment. Download worksheet (PDF). 

Read about Marion's experience of creative walking here

5. Printing at home with found materials 

A simple method for creating home-made prints. Download worksheet (PDF). 

6. Word-play, poetry and paint

Play with words and turn them into a unique artwork. Download worksheet (PDF). 

7. Creative Constraints 

A series of suggestions for short drawing exercises that use constraints to help focus your creativity. Download worksheet (PDF). 

Creativity Map

If you've been inspired to make creative activity a regular part of your life, you could try looking for a local group on our Creativity Map

We are extremely grateful to the Arts Council of Wales for their support for this project.