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Are you ready for a surreal adventure?

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Your surreal adventure will begin with some very weird artworks which will hopefully give you some ideas.

You can then use our Surreal Story download to invent a strange character, write an odd story (which can be as peculiar as you like) and create a dreamlike landscape to explore.

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The surrealists were a group of artists and poets who enjoyed using thier imaginations to make weird and wonderful artworks and poetry.

Check out some of the paintings above. Do you like them? What words would you use to describe them?

You can find out more about surrealism here.

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What you need
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  • A printer
  • 2 x sheets of plain A4 paper to print your activity
  • A pencil, a pen and some crayons
  • A friend (to have your surreal adventure with)
  • Your imagination (you'll definietly need this!)
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Download and print your Surreal Story activity. There are two pages, so make sure you print both!

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Be inspired by surrealism to write a surreal story and create a surreal landscape with this Tate Kids activity. Get ideas for your art activity or homework project.
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