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O-riginal Art Activities: Surreal Art Inspired by Susan Plum

Español abajo Create a surreal art piece inspired by Susan Plum. Susan Plum is a multidisciplinary artist currently living and working in Houston, TX – the city of her birth. Born in 1944, Plum was raised in Mexico City. She was heavily influenced by Magical Realism and Surrealism in Mexican Art. Luz y Solidaridad is a…

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Movement Mondays: Abstract Art Scavenger Hunt

Español abajo Explore your house to collect materials to create an abstract artwork. Supplies Found Objects, Paper Instructions   Step 1: Abstract art is comprised of color, line, and shape. Artists often use abstract art to express emotions.  Step 2: Explore your house. Look for materials that you can use to create an abstract artwork….

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O-riginal Art Activities: Installation Art Inspired by Ashley Pridmore

Español abajo Create a nature inspired installation. Ashley Pridmore is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice engages photography, drawing, assemblage, ceramics and installation, but is primarily centered on sculpture. Born in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, her childhood was unusual in contemporary American culture. One of seven children in a household without television,…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Narrative Drawing Inspired by Susan Jamison

Español abajo Illustrate your favorite story in this O-riginal Art Activity inspired by Susan Jamison. The work of Susan Jamison is visionary and intuitive, drawing from her own subconscious world of female archetypes and animals to weave a narrative of ritual and spiritual significance. Her work is populated with a personal menagerie of creatures, binding…

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Movement Mondays: Value Scale Scavenger Hunt

Español abajo Learn about value in this Movement Monday Scavenger Hunt! Supplies Found Objects Instructions   Step 1: Often in abstract art colors can represent different feelings or emotions. What is your favorite color? How does your favorite color make you feel? Pick one color you want to use for your artwork. Step 2: Explore…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Abstract Assemblage Inspired by Sonya Young

Español abajo Explore texture and draping in this O-riginal Art Activity inspired by Sonya Yong James. Sonya Yong James was born in 1971 in Knoxville, Tennessee. A lifelong Southerner, she has lived for the past forty years in Atlanta, Georgia. The studio practice of Sonya Yong James utilizes the textile techniques of weaving, knitting, spinning,…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Wrapped Sculpture Inspired by Kristin Meyers

Español abajo Explore texture and wrapping in this O-riginal Art Activity inspired by Kristin Meyers. Kristin Meyers is a Calabrian-American interdisciplinary artist who uses drawing, installation, assemblage, and sculpture to explore systems of energy and spirituality. Meyers’ studio practice involves the wrapping and binding of found objects into figurative sculptures. Her practice is intuitive and…

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Movement Mondays: Sensory Scavenger Hunt

Español abajo Explore sensory experiences around you using your sketchbook!   Senses are the tools living beings use to perceive their surroundings. Typically, Western schools of thought consider there to be five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. However, there are many other phenomena that we experience within our bodies in response to our…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Silhouette Cutout Inspired by Kendall Shaw

Español abajo Create a silhouette cutout of an image of your choice! Kendall Shaw, Stichweh Tackled, 1963-64, Liquitex on canvas (acrylic) Kendall Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1924, and worked as an artist both there and in New York City. Shaw served in the Navy during WWII, and his experiences during his service…

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