O-riginal Art Activities

O-riginal Art Activities: River Paths Watercolor Inspired by Kael Alford

Español abajo Learn about the history of the Mississippi River while creating an abstract watercolor. Kael Alford’s Bottom of Da Boot documents the South Louisiana communities most affected by land loss due to the oil industry and climate change. The more than 1,500 residents of Point-aux-Chenes and Isle de Jean Charles are a mix of…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Industrial Landscape Collage Inspired by David Emitt Adams

Español abajo Create a landscape collage inspired by Adams’ photographs depicting industrial landscapes. David Emitt Adams’ current practice engages historical photographic methods in order to create a dialogue about the past and present. Power is an exploration of the industrial landscape of the American oil industry. These photographs are made on-location with a custom-built camera…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Line Drawing Inspired by Benny Andrews

Español abajo Draw a line portrait inspired by Benny Andrews. Benny Andrews was born in 1930 to a mixed-race 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 a scholarship. He was not allowed to attend…

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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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O-riginal Art Activities: Fiber Art Inspired by Sarah Zapata

Español abajo Create fiber art inspired by Sarah Zapata.   Sarah Zapata is a Peruvian-American fabric artist who lives and works in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1988, Zapata was raised in the Dallas area. She received a BFA in Studio Art – Fibers from the…

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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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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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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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