Draw your Granny and Grandpa or Any Relative You Love!

By Luca Damiani

With Maria and all the Grannies of the World!


Watch the illustrated video audiobook “Maria and all the Grannies of the World – A story of kindness during the 2020 Coronavirus crisis”. By Luca Damiani

The Nonna Maria Drawing Challenge
Draw Your Granny or Grandpa or Any Relative that You Love!

Now that you have watched Nonna Maria's story, can you create an illustration or drawing of one of your grandparents (or any relatives that you love!), maybe also reflecting their kindness?

Here are some insights into my creations which hopefully will help inspire you in your drawings:

Here I depicted my granny Maria and her love for being in the kitchen and cooking all sorts of things, but especially pasta, pizza and cakes! Here I depicted my granny Maria and her love for being in the kitchen and cooking all sorts of things, but especially pasta, pizza and cakes!
Here I depicted my granny Maria (can you see her?) whilst delivering food to all the neighbours and also some family members. This illustration shows the love of community that my granny had. Here I depicted my granny Maria (can you see her?) whilst delivering food to all the neighbours and also some family members. This illustration shows the love of community that my granny had.
Here I depicted the building where my uncle and his family lives. And actually many of the characters (humans or not!) are drawings I made of my friends and also other family members! Here I depicted the building where my uncle and his family lives. And actually many of the characters (humans or not!) are drawings I made of my friends and also other family members!

Send Your Drawing
And Share the Love!

Once you've finished your drawing you may want to share it with your grandma and grandpa or relatives that you love. We're sure you'll make their day! We'd love to see your drawings so please tweet @accessart with #NonnaMariaChallenge or email: [email protected]

Nonna Maria Gif animation

And Here Are Some Of Your Amazing Drawings!
Keep Up the Great Work and Keep the Love Coming!

Headly Park Primary School Nonna Maria Challenge

Headly Park Primary School Nonna Maria Challenge

Headly Park Primary School Nonna Maria Challenge

Headly Park Primary School Nonna Maria Challenge

Grammy Yolanda (in USA) by Nila aged 5 in Rome (Italy)

Grammy Yolanda (in USA) by Nila aged 5 in Rome (Italy)

In the garden #NonnaMariaChallenge

In the garden #NonnaMariaChallenge

Playing Lego with Nanna #NonnaMariaChallenge

Playing Lego with Nanna #NonnaMariaChallenge

Jack's grandparents from Heath Mount School (yr 4)

Jack's grandparents from Heath Mount School (yr 4)

In the garden #NonnaMariaChallenge

In the garden #NonnaMariaChallenge

Headly Park Primary School Nonna Maria Challenge

Headly Park Primary School Nonna Maria Challenge

Headly Park Primary School Nonna Maria Challenge

Headly Park Primary School Nonna Maria Challenge

Grandpa walking the dog #NonnaMariaChallenge

Grandpa walking the dog #NonnaMariaChallenge

Jia Hari's 'Grandparents in the Garden' from Spinney Primary School (yr 2)

Jia Hari's 'Grandparents in the Garden' from Spinney Primary School (yr 2)

Romilly's Grandparents from Heath Mount School (Yr 4)

Romilly's Grandparents from Heath Mount School (Yr 4)

Headly Park Primary School Nonna Maria Challenge

Headly Park Primary School Nonna Maria Challenge

Headly Park Primary School Nonna Maria Challenge

Headly Park Primary School Nonna Maria Challenge

'Grandma' #NonnaMariaChallenge

'Grandma' #NonnaMariaChallenge

Family Fun Time During Lockdown by Yu Xin Class 1

Family Fun Time During Lockdown by Yu Xin Class 1

Iman’s Granny from Heath Mount School (yr 4)

Iman’s Granny from Heath Mount School (yr 4)

My Uncle's Lockdown Story by Azlan Atif, who is in Year 2 at the British International School, Kuala Lumpur

  • My Uncle's Lockdown Story by Azlan Atif ,2 B
  • My Uncle's Lockdown Story by Azlan Atif ,2 B
  • Page 2 Azlan Atif ,2 B Uncle's Lockdown Story Nonna Maria Challenge
  • Page 3 Azlan Atif ,2 B Uncle's Lockdown Story Nonna Maria Challenge
  • Page 4 Azlan Atif, in Year 2 Shares his Uncle's Lockdown Story for the Nonna Maria Challenge
  • Page 5 Azlan Atif ,2 B Uncle's Lockdown Story Nonna Maria Challenge

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