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Movement Mondays: Exploring the Sounds of Nature

Español abajo In this Movement Monday Activity, recreate sounds found in nature. The ability to hear is one of the five senses of the body. Using our ears, we have the ability to listen to music or communicate with others. Many things in nature use sounds to communicate, such as a birdcall or dog bark….

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O-riginal Art Activities: Impressionist Drawing Inspired by Ellsworth Woodward

Create a drawing inspired by market scenes like artist Ellsworth Woodward. Ellsworth Woodward was a popular late 19th century American artist. He lived in New Orleans as an artist and educator and was one of the founders of Newcomb Pottery. Woodward advocated local crafts and homemade goods over machine made, industrialized products. He grew to…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Model Boat Drawing Inspired by James "J.P." Scott

Draw a model boat inspired by the steamboats and fishing boats of Louisiana. James “J.P.” Scott was a Louisiana folk artist who built model boats made from found objects. Throughout most of his life, Scott worked on construction sites and fishing boats. Scott combined his craftsmanship with folk art to create models of boats that…

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Movement Mondays: Drawing Home Inspired by Clementine Hunter

Español abajo In this Movement Monday, draw elements from your life that makes home special to you. Clementine Hunter was from the Cane River region of Louisiana and taught herself how to paint while living and working on Melrose Plantation. While she did not start painting until later in her life, she took inspiration from…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Rural Landscape Drawing Inspired by Cecil Casebier

Español abajo Create a landscape inspired by rural highway scenes like Cecil Casebier. Cecil Casebier was born in Fort Stockton, Texas on March 22, 1922. He completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and also completed graduate work at the University of Texas. Casebier is best known for his mod portraits, landscapes…

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Movement Mondays: Spring Cleaning Repurposed Found Objects

Español abajo Celebrate spring in this Movement Monday Activity and help find a new life for found objects. With the start of the spring season, people participate in spring-cleaning: the act of tidying up and refreshing one’s household. Spring is the season of new beginnings when the earth starts to come alive again. In our…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Botanical Illustration Inspired by Lucile Parker

Español abajo Draw a botanical illustration of your favorite flower in this week’s O-riginal Art Activity inspired by Lucile Parker. Lucile Parker was born in Sumrall, Mississippi and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama. Parker is best known…

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Movement Mondays: Field Drawings Inspired by John Taylor and Louisiana Wetlands

Español abajo In this Movement Monday, observe and sketch the different types of flora and fauna that are found in Louisiana. Louisiana’s wetlands are one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the United States, home to an array of plants and animals. Louisiana’s wetlands are being lost at an alarming rate due to a number…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Abstract Landscape Inspired by Robert Gordy

Español abajo Use patterns and shapes in your drawing to create an abstract landscape like artist Robert Gordy. Robert Gordy was a Louisiana artist best known for his extraordinary compositional skill and imaginative use of color, shape, and pattern. He was born in Jefferson Island, Louisiana and studied at Hans Hofmann. Gordy is known for…

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