By involving some real life creative.
I don't know if you've ever heard of Minecraft, with 3 teenage boys, it’s been mentioned a few times in our house. If you haven’t heard it's a creative and experiential children's video game where the player (or players) creates building constructions using textured 3D cubes. It’s quite educational with some great creative and problem solving skills involved too.
Minecraft have now taken the element of creativity a step further and teamed up with the Tate Collection to create amazing virtual worlds inspired by famous artworks. Each world explores a range of paintings and sculptures whilst undertaking activities and challenges relating to the theme of the artwork or how the work was created.
It just shows creative thing at play in lots of ways
"Minecraft is a wonderful game which embraces imagination and creativity. It has captivated millions of children and young people across the world. In playfully reimagining art in Tate Worlds for Minecraft we hope to introduce a new generation to inspirational works from Tate's collection," said Tate creative director Jane Burton.
I’m not a game lover myself, but I think even I might be tempted to take a peek and indulge in a bit of 3D creativity with the masters.
Minecraft Tate Worlds are inspired by the following artworks:
• The Pool of London – André Derain
• Soul of the Soulless City - Christopher Nevinson
• Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose - John Singer Sargent
• The Toy Shop – Peter Blake
• The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum – John Martin
• Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View, Cornelia Parker
Check out the original artwork here
Away from the screen why not try some mosaicing and modelling? It’s a great way to develop dexterity and co-ordination plus has the added value of pride with a tangible finished product.