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Prof Lieu

SYNCHRONOUS ART GAMES

The art games listed below are most effective when done live as a class. For the ice breakers & 2 person art games, breakout rooms of 4-6 students is ideal.

You’ll need a group chat platform(s) that can provide both a voice option and a place to type messages and post images. Our recommendation for a group chat platform is Discord, which allows you to be in a voice channel and text channel simultaneously.

ICE BREAKER
Cartoon Selfies

Fill a page with many cartoons of yourself! Draw outfits, objects you are holding, or any action you are doing specific to you.

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Character Designs, Christina Wu
Self-Portrait Cartoon Drawings, Kushal Kishore
Character Design, Pen Drawing, Iris Yip

ICE BREAKER
Illustrate a Dish

Draw all of the ingredients of one of your favorite dishes, you can arrange the ingredients in any format you want!

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Illustrated Recipe, Clarisse Angkasa
2019 February Art Dare: Cooking Recipe Illustration
2019 February Art Dare: Cooking Recipe Illustration

GROUP ART GAME
TV & Movie Sketching

Sketch in any art media while you watch any movie or TV show! As you watch, pause once in a while, and sketch from that still. Continue watching, and repeat until you have a page full of quick sketches. For inspiration, watch Prof Lieu draw live in the video above.

Optional: follow a life drawing class format by starting with 2 min. sketches, followed by 5 min. sketches, 10 min. sketches and ending with a 15 or 20 min. sketch.

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Andrea Giselle Yunes
Kathleen Meyer
Kathleen Meyer
Kathleen Meyer
Kristin Steinfurth

GROUP ART GAME
Rapid Fire Sketching

When Prof Lieu’s daughter was in 1st grade, she came home with these drawing charts. Draw responses for each word on one (or more) of our charts!

Chart 1  –  Chart 2  –  Chart 3  –  Chart 4  –  Chart 5

Chart 6  –  Chart 7  –  Chart 8  –  Chart 9  –  Chart 10

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Pen Drawing by Emma Heyes

GROUP ART GAME
Animal Video Sketching

Do gesture drawings in any art media,  1) from a pet from life or 2) from watching an animal video! Observe the physical movements of the animal and try to capture their personality in your quick sketches.

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Gesture Drawing, Marina Marinopoulos
Gesture Drawing, Joan Savitt
Gesture Drawing, Teo Ica
Gesture Drawing, Angela Lawson
Gesture Drawing, Marina Marinopoulos

GROUP ART GAME
Household mosaics

Use any objects found inside and outside your home to create a mosiac! Glue is not required, you can assemble the mosaic, take a photo, and then take it apart. Especially with food items, you don’t want to waste anything!

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Food Mosaic, Marc Stier
Home Art Supplies: Bean Mosaic
Mosaic, Hema Somaya
Comics Jam, Casey Roonan

2 PERSON ART GAME
Collaborative Comic

With a partner, trade off drawing comic panels to improvise a comic sequence. React to the previous panel and draw your own narrative response.

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Comics Jam, Casey Roonan

Step #1

Comics Jam, Casey Roonan

Step #2

Comics Jam, Casey Roonan

Step #3

Comics Jam, Casey Roonan

Step #4

Comics Jam, Casey Roonan

Step #5

2 PERSON ART GAME
Blind Contour Portraits

Working with a partner, observe your partner’s face and draw a blind contour portrait of your partner without looking at your drawing.

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Blind Contour Drawing
Blind Contour Drawing

ART PROF GAME SHOW

Can you tell if these artworks below are drawn from a photo reference, or are they drawn from life? 

In our game show videos, the Art Prof staff discusses why they think an artwork is drawn from a photo or not, and their opinion on how the reference photo or set up was used.

Have your class guess from the images in episode #1, episode #2, and episode #3

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