O-riginal Art Activities

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

Español abajo Explore texture and wrapping in this O-riginal Art Activity inspired by Kristin Meyers. Kristin Meyers is a Calabrian-American interdisciplinary artist who uses drawing, installation, assemblage, and sculpture to explore systems of energy and spirituality. Meyers’ studio practice involves the wrapping and binding of found objects into figurative sculptures. Her practice is intuitive and…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Silhouette Cutout Inspired by Kendall Shaw

Español abajo Create a silhouette cutout of an image of your choice! Kendall Shaw, Stichweh Tackled, 1963-64, Liquitex on canvas (acrylic) Kendall Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1924, and worked as an artist both there and in New York City. Shaw served in the Navy during WWII, and his experiences during his service…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Marbled Print Inspired by Arlington Weithers

Español abajo Create a marbled print using shaving cream! Arlington Weithers, Throop Street Series: Thalos Script, 1999, Acrylic polymer emulsion with dry pigment Arlington Weithers is a painter who was born in Guyana in 1948. After studying art in Georgetown, the capital of Guyana, Weithers moved to the United States, and served as the artist-in-residence…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Stacked Perspective Drawing Inspired by Clementine Hunter

Español abajo Create your own super tall drawing of whatever scene you like! Clementine Hunter, Flowing River, circa 1950, Medium Oil on panel Clementine Hunter was born in 1886 near Natchitoches, Louisiana. Hunter spent most of her life working as a physical laborer and housemaid on the Melrose Plantation. In her late fifties, she taught…

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Movement Mondays: Color Wheel Scavenger Hunt

Español abajo Create your own 3D color wheel by collecting and arranging objects in your own house! A color wheel is a tool used to show the relationships between colors. Red, blue, and yellow are called primary colors because they are the foundation for all of the other colors on the wheel. In fact, it…

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