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Oldbury Wells Recreating Art Competition!

Friday, May 22, 2020



Ever thought what it would be like to put yourself as the main subject in a famous painting? We thought this would be a fun task for you to do over the half term break. Here is your chance to get the creative juices flowing, use your imagination and have some fun!

Can you try to recreate a famous painting or artwork by any artist using just what you have at home? Use props, household objects, yourself, your family and even your pets! Then take a photo.

The project was first started by the Getty Museum in LA. It is open to staff and students! Have a look at some of the ideas from a few teachers and their families. There are also lots of ideas online OR you could pick your favourite artwork OR you could visit a gallery virtually. We can’t visit art galleries right now, so you could use the amazing ‘Google Arts & Culture’ to explore many museums and galleries from your home. 

  • You can get up close and personal to famous paintings at lots of online galleries. The MOMA in New York is great for this. How many famous paintings can you recognise?
  • Or when you have chosen your gallery or museum, click on the orange figure to ‘walk’ around and view the artworks. Here are some ideas:



Once you have chosen your artwork, reacreate it with your own version. Remember to ask whoever is at home if you want to use items and objects. We don’t want any family heirlooms, favourite objects or any clothing damaged beyond repair!

All entries to Mrs Wycherley by:


If possible, could you please ask your parents or guardians to email me the photo and then I can phone them to confirm they give their permission.

NB: It’s important to make sure your parent or guardian knows and agrees to you sharing the picture as it will go on the school website and may be used on promotional material.


Remember to include the following:


2. The TITLE of the painting you have recreated, the ARTIST and the DATE.

3. Try to have a copy of the real artwork alongside your version.

  • Prizes will be awarded to the best recreated artwork in each year group.
  • Prize winners will be notified some time in June.

We look forward to seeing what you can CREATE!

Mrs Wycherley, Head of Art


Napolean Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David, 1805

Napolean Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David, 1805

Recreation of Napolean Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David, 1805 - 2020 version!

Recreation of Napolean Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David, 1805 - 2020 version!

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