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Movement Mondays: Flower Dyed Watercolor Paint

Create your own watercolor paint in this Movement Monday Activity. There are four main types of paint; acrylic, oil, watercolor, and gouache. Paint can be created in many ways. In the past, artists created their own paint from natural materials like flowers, charcoal, fruits and earth pigments. Supplies Small sealable containers, flowers, water Instructions Step…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Splatter Painting Inspired by Randall Schmit

Explore expressive brushstrokes to create an abstract painting. Randall Schmit was a visual artist born in Newark, New Jersey. He was raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He attended Texas A&M University where he first studied architecture, but following his passion Schmit changed his major to painting. He later became the Studio Assistant to abstract colorist,…

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Movement Mondays: Exploring Fashion Styles

Design your silliest outfit in this Movement Monday Activity. Fashion is considered a form of self-expression. Style can be expressed with shoes, clothing and accessories. Explore your fashion style. Instructions Step 1: Look in your closet and decide what clothes you want to use for your silly outfit. What type of clothes do you think…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Wacky Shoes Inspired by George Andrews

Transform an old pair of shoes into a work of art with a bright and color design like George Andrews has done. George Andrews was born in 1911 Plainview, Georgia and died in 1996. George Andrews was a self-taught artist. He was given the nickname, Dot Man because of his unique dot style that he…

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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: Paper Sculpture Inspired by Jeffrey Cook

Español abajo Create a sculptural piece that has a special secret surprise within it. Jeffrey Cook was a New Orleans artist from the Central City neighborhood. He was known for his use of recycled and found objects in his sculptural works. Supplies Recycled Boxes, Paper, Tape, Scissors, Pencil, Markers Instructions   Step 1: Think about a…

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Movement Mondays: Capture Your Dance Moves

Español abajo Capture your greatest dance moves through photography in this Movement Monday Activity. Photos can capture just about anything like a person dancing, singing, running, or even an animal grazing. Dance comes in many forms and can be categorized as ballet, ballroom, folk dance, Irish dancing, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, modern dance, and…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Creating Pinwheels Inspired by David Butler’s Airplane (Whirligig)

Español abajo Create a colorful pinwheel like David Butler.  David Butler was born in Good Hope, LA 1898-died Morgan City, LA 1997. He was an African American sculptor and painter. His style is epitomized by kinetic sculptures made from recycled tin or wood, which he embellished with saturated colors and geometric patterns. In addition to incorporating Christian beliefs and…

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