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O-riginal Art Activities: Abstract Tissue Paper Collage Inspired by Marita Gootee

Español abajo Create a tissue paper collage inspired by Marita Gootee’s photography. Marita Gootee is a Professor of Art at Mississippi State University. She received a MFA from Indiana State University in 1985 and a BA from the College of Mount Saint Joseph on the Ohio in 1981. She has been selected for 5 times…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a variety of activities inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and the civil rights movement.  Martin Luther King Jr. is renowned for his lifelong work in the civil rights movement. The civil rights movement was integral in affording African American people equal rights in the U.S. and bringing…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Shadow Drawing Inspired by Ashleigh Coleman

Español abajo Create a drawing using shadow inspired by Ashleigh Coleman’s photography. Ashleigh Coleman was born in 1983 in Virginia. She is a self-taught photographer. Ashleigh currently lives on the land of her husband’s family in rural Mississippi. Her photographs have exhibited across the United States, and are currently part of the traveling exhibitions for…

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Movement Mondays: Found Object Assemblage Inspired by Betsy Gosling

Español abajo Create an assemblage using found objects in this Movement Monday Activity inspired by Betsy Gosling. Betsy Gosling grew up in Michigan. She visited New Orleans during the World’s Fair and never left (except after hurricane Katrina for several months). The daughter of a geographer and an Asian art historian, travel and photography are…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Monochromatic Collage Inspired by Betsy Gosling

Español abajo Create a monochromatic collage using found objects in this O-riginal Art Activity inspired by Betsy Gosling. Betsy Gosling grew up in Michigan. She visited New Orleans during the World’s Fair and never left (except after hurricane Katrina for several months).  The daughter of a geographer and an Asian art historian, travel and photography…

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Movement Mondays: 2020 Time Capsule

Español abajo Create a 2020 time capsule and write a message to your future self. Supplies Paper, Pencil, Container Instructions Step 1: Reflect on this past year. You lived through a historic event. 2020 will be a year that holds importance in history. Time capsules can be a way to connect to future generations or…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Paper Flower Sculptures, La Cuetlaxochitl (Poinsettia)

Celebrate the holiday season by creating paper la cuetlaxochitl (Kwet -la-sho-cheel) and learn a decolonized history of this popular winter holiday flower.   The original name of poinsettia is cuetlaxochitl in the Aztec language, Nahuatl. La cuetlaxochitl is indigenous to what is now referred to as Mexico. The flower was an important part of Aztec culture…

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