O-riginal Art Activities

O-riginal Art Activities: Symmetrical Dream Drawing Inspired by Minnie Evans

Español abajo Illustrate your dreams as Minnie Evans has done. Minnie Evans was a visionary artist – her ideas came to her in her dreams. She also drew inspiration from the gardens where she worked. A number of her works feature a symmetrical face surrounded by flora and fauna. Many cultures believe dreams connect us…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Secret Code Painting Inspired by Ida Kohlmeyer

Create a secret message in your painting by developing a secret code using symbols.   Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer was an American painter and sculptor who was born in New Orleans in 1912. She attended Newcomb College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English. After finding her love for creating art, she went on to…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Continuous Line Drawing

Español abajo Create a line drawing of your favorite memory without taking the pencil off of the paper.  Benny Andrews was born in 1930 to a multi-cultural family (Cherokee-Scottish-African American) in rural Plainview, Georgia. After becoming the first member of his family to graduate from high school, he attended Fort Valley State College supported by…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Botanical Illustration Inspired by Lucile Parker

Español abajo Spring is here! Draw a botanical illustration of your favorite flower in this week’s O-riginal Art Activity inspired by Lucile Parker. Lucile Parker was born in Sumrall, Mississippi. Parker earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama. She…

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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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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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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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O-riginal Art Activities: Symmetrical Painting Inspired by Minnie Evans

Español abajo Create your own symmetrical abstract painting! Minnie Evans, Untitled, c. 1970, Mixed media on paper Minnie Evans was an artist who spent most of her life in Wilmington, North Carolina. She served as a gatekeeper at the famous Arlie Gardens for several years and much of her work is inspired by the beautiful…

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