O-riginal Art Activities

O-riginal Art Activities: Mixed Media Collage Inspired by Walter Anderson

Walter Anderson is known for his depictions of nature. Explore animal habitats in this O-riginal Art Activity Create a collage inspired by Walter Anderson’s painting. Walter Anderson, “Blue Geese and Ducks”, 1955, Watercolor on paper, Gift of the Roger H. Ogden Collection. Mississippi artist Walter Anderson is well known for his watercolor artwork depicting nature….

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O-riginal Art Activities: Mixed Media Guardian Collage Inspired by Horton Humble

Explore Horton Humble’s Guardian sculpture in this O-riginal Art Activity. Create your own mixed media guardian. Horton Humble is a self-taught American painter, born in New Orleans. Humble’s work explores the human condition in relation to place. He is a founding member of the Level Artist Collective in New Orleans. Supplies List: Tape, Glue sticks,…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Mixed Media Sculpture Inspired by Mario Petrirena

Inspired by Mario Petrirena’s story of immigration the O-riginal Art Activity engages themes of home, safety and sense of belonging. Explore what home means to you by creating a mixed media house sculpture. Mario Petrirena was born in 1954 in Cuba. In 1962, when he was eight years old, Petrirena was sent to the U.S….

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

Explore ritual in this O-riginal Art Activity. Create a wrapped sculpture using found objects and recycled materials. Kristin Meyers’ work engages in ritual practice to explore the human condition and create collective connections. Supplies List: Masking Tape, Yarn, Found Objects, Tissue Paper, Duct Tape, Magazines Instructions: Step 1: Think about what your sculpture will look…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Seascape Collage Inspired by Will Henry Stevens

Last night’s O-riginal Art Activity takes a look at Will Henry Stevens’ work. Create a collage inspired by Will Henry Stevens’ painting.   Will Henry Stevens was born in Vevay, Indiana. Stevens work focused heavily on nature. His unique abstract depictions of nature received accolades within the New Orleans art scene. Stevens was regarded as…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Self Portrait Inspired by Dusti Bongé

The latest O-riginal Art Activity explores self portraiture from a different angle. Create your own up-close self portrait. In this painting, Bongé paints her own feet. While the background is abstracted and full of vibrant colors, she depicts her own feet in the foreground. Dusti Bongé is regarded as one of the first Mississippi artist’s…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Zodiac Drawing Inspired by Philo Levi "Chief" Wiley

This O-riginal Art Activity takes a look at Philo Levi “Chief” Wiley’s painting, Gemini Twins. Create a drawing inspired by your zodiac sign. Philo Levi “Chief” Wiley was a self-taught, painter born in Connecticut. He moved to New Orleans and worked as chief of security for the Sewerage and Water Board. After retiring, he began making…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Mixed Media Collage Inspired by Clementine Hunter

The O-riginal Art Activity looked at Clementine Hunter’s mixed media work that incorporated photography and painting. Use mixed media to create your own memory art inspired by Clementine Hunter. Clementine Hunter was a Louisiana based artist who did not venture too far outside of Natchitoches, Louisiana during her life. She is regarded as one of…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Paper Sculpture Bouquet Inspired by Courtney Egan

Last night’s O-riginal Art Activity explored the flora of the South inspired by Courtney Egan’s video projections. Create a flora inspired pop-up bouquet. The art of Courtney Egan intersects digital and video technology with nature. In the studio, she photographs with a digital camera, native and invasive plant species found throughout in the American South….

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