HCOF Creativity Prompt: Draw Your Dreams

May 26, 2020

Our Holland Community Opera Fellowship (HCOF) is committed to being a creative and artistic resource to our community. Usually this takes many forms and Opera Omaha's HCOF Fellows (Gwenna, Jared, Kate, and Kaitlin) lead creative workshops and programming for all ages. Since we can’t be in the community in person, we’ve adapted and created a few of our #HCOFCreativityPrompts for your use at home. Each weekday we’ll post a different prompt on our blog and share on our social media platforms. These activities can be done alone or with others. Creativity is not just for kids, and these prompts are written for a wide variety of audiences so feel free to modify as needed!

Draw your Dreams

Take some time to draw last night’s dream! If you can’t remember it, make it up!

Time to complete
5-20 minutes

Drawing supplies and paper

Think about your dreams last night. What do you remember? Did anything make you ponder? Did anything make you laugh?

If it helps, write a list of everything you saw. You can make this list in your head or write it down. If you don’t remember your dreams, make a list of what you wish you had dreamt about, or some dreams you hope you’ll have in the future.

Take a minute to think about how to turn these ideas and dreams into a drawing.

As you start to draw, remember you aren’t looking for perfection. Start with a few simple shapes. Try to think of what shapes each component of your dream is made of: circles, ovals etc. If you work in small, bite-sized pieces, you’ll find your drawing will slowly come together. Remember, everything you draw is art, even if you don’t immediately like it.

Ask yourself some of these questions, see if they can inform your drawing.
If your dream was represented by a color or colors, which color(s) would they be? Try to integrate these colors into your drawing.
What’s the most important part of your dream? How could you highlight it?
How does your dream world feel to you? What are some words to describe it? Try to integrate those feelings into your drawing.

Sharing Suggestions
Send your drawing to family and friends! Challenge someone to draw their own dream. Comment on this activity’s Facebook post or tag @OperaOmaha in an Instagram Story with #hcofcreativityprompts.


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