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O-riginal Art Activities: Silhouette Portrait Inspired by Clementine Hunter

Español abajo Create a silhouette portrait using bold, solid colors like Clementine Hunter has done. 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 her experiences,…

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Movement Mondays: Still Life

Español abajo In this Movement Monday Activity, create your own still life through a scavenger hunt. Still life is a term used by artists to describe art that depicts all kinds of man-made or natural objects such as; cut flowers, fruit, vegetables, fish or wine. The goal of a still life composition is to direct the viewer’s eye…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Landscape Collage Inspired by Purvis Young

Español abajo In this O-riginal Art Activity create a landscape collage of your city or neighborhood. Purvis Young is an African American artist from Miami, Florida who was born on February 4, 1943. A self-taught artist, Young creates mixed media collage paintings that incorporate depictions of African American heritage and the South. Supplies Multicolored paper,…

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Movement Mondays: Found Object Skyline Sculpture

Español abajo Build your own city skyline using objects you find in your own home! A skyline is the outline of a city against the sky. Skylines are like fingerprints for cities – no two are exactly alike! Because of their beauty and recognizability, skylines are common subjects in various works of art. You’ve probably…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Valentine’s Day Card

In this O-riginal Art Activity create a special handmade Valentine’s Day card for a loved one. Valentine’s Day is a day for spreading love with the people whom you cherish and care about. Valentine’s Day is a day to send out greeting cards and candy grams to those you love. Supplies Color paper (or if…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Horoscope Painting Inspired by Henry Lawrence Faulker

In this O-riginal Art Activity create a watercolor painting that represents your horoscope sign.  Henry Lawrence Faulkner was born on January 9, 1924 in Kentucky. He is best known for his wildly colorful, surreal oil paintings.  He created art during the colorist movement. Supplies Watercolor paint, Brush, Paper towels, Cup of water, White paper. Instructions  …

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Movement Mondays: Winter Scavenger Hunt

Español abajo Create an assemblage inspired by winter. Instructions Step 1: What are your favorite things about winter? Step 2: Explore your house for objects that remind you of the winter season. Be sure to ask a parent or guardian permission to use the objects that you collected in your artwork. Step 3: Find a…

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022 I Have a Dream Art Activity

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day by reflecting on Dr. King’s legacy and the civil rights movement.  Dr. 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 an end to segregation. His…

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