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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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Movement Mondays: Pressed Flower Art

Take a walk around your neighborhood and collect flowers to create pressed flower artwork. Pressed flower art – consists of drying flower petals and leaves in a flower press to flatten and exclude light and moisture. Pressing flowers makes them appear flat, and can also fade or increase the vibrancy of their color. The flowers…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Popsicle Treehouse Inspired by Jeffrey Cook

Español abajo Create a treehouse from popsicle sticks and found objects. Jeffrey Cook was born in New Orleans in 1961. He attended McDonogh 35 High School before studying under John Scott and Martin Payton at Xavier University. He furthered his studies at the San Francisco Art Institute. While in California, he became Principal Dancer for…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Community Storytelling through Murals Inspired by Michael Frolich

Español abajo Create a draft for your mural idea from the previous Movement Monday Activity.  Michael Frolich is an artist who decorated the walls of bars with surreal landscapes, in areas where he was a resident. Frolich shows a range of styles inspired by his life and fantasies. Frolich’s paintings are most recognizable filling the…

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Movement Mondays: Community Storytelling through Murals

In this Movement Monday Activity, imagine murals in your community. In every community there is a story to be told. Stories are about making connections. A story can create a connection between the people and their community. The power of community storytelling lies not only in the stories, but in the process of creating those stories. Murals are…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Geometric Drawing Inspired by Will Henry Stevens

Español abajo Create a geometric drawing inspired by Will Henry Stevens. Will Henry Stevens was born 1881 in Vevay, Indiana and was inspired by this pastoral setting from an early age. His father was the town’s apothecary, and taught Stevens the basics of chemistry, which he would use later in life to create his own…

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Movement Mondays: Geometric Scavenger Hunt

Español abajo Explore your home for objects to create a geometric assemblage. Instructions Step 1: Name some shapes. Which shape is your favorite? Search your home for found objects that are various shapes. Be sure to ask a parent or guardian’s permission to use the objects you find. Step 2: Once you have collected some…

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