This chart has 4 steps to it, Medium, Place, Style and Exhibit.

Many of the images in this exhibition were created using this chart.
You choose one part from each section to guide you on your making process. This chart is designed by Robert Parkinson and has over 250 outcomes so can keep you busy for a little while!

Please share anything you make using the chart, we'd love to see it and share it on our social media platforms.

Signal Film & Media have a diverse programme of activities for both adults and youth that you can join if you are interested in learning new skills and creating your own work.


1. Medium


4. Exhibit





Step 1 - Medium

Here you will be choosing what you want to use to make your work. Sculpture could be made with Blutack to mould into something, or it could simply be an arrangement of items stack alongside or on top of each other. A drawing could be made with a pen or pencil on any surface, or maybe even using a stone on a surface outside. Photograph can take any form that you have access to. Digital camera, phone camera or even a disposable, anything that you have access to.

Writing can follow the same rules and approach as the Drawing section.

Step 2 - Place

This section is here to challenge you all. Often, we overlook our home as somewhere to make art in response to. But many practitioners use domestic settings as the core of their work. I would suggest starting with a room where you haven't considered making work about. You may surprise yourselves!

Step 3 - Style

Here, we will look at how you will make your artwork. Abstract could be a really close observation of something, or  maybe looking at  simple shapes or patterns. Still Life will be similar to the studio workshops we have done previously. But you could setup your own backdrop using any material, or no backdrop at all! When thinking about portraits, these could be people you live with, a self-portrait or even a portrait of a cat, dog or insect? Lastly, Landscape is looking at the wider picture. So maybe respond to a whole room or space, how the  whole area looks  collectively.

Step 4 - Exhibit

We use the word exhibit very loosely here as we obviously don't have access to a space that is traditionally used as somewhere to display work. White walls, cleared space etc... But I think this is a great opportunity to challenge that notion. You could place your sculpture on a window ledge for passers-by to see. Maybe a drawing next to a mirror would create and interesting pattern. Or Blu-tacking your written text to a wall would give it another meaning.