O-riginal Art Activities

O-riginal Art Activities: Found Object Assemblage Inspired by Jeffrey Cook

Español abajo Create an assemblage out of objects found in your house or neighborhood. Jeffrey Cook was born in New Orleans in 1961, and was raised in the culturally rich neighborhood of Central City. Cook pursued a dance career that took him around the world touring. In the mid-80s, Cook returned to New Orleans, establishing…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Found Object Broom Sculpture Inspired by Friendswood Brooms

Español abajo Get inspired by nature and create a paper broom sculpture. Using natural wood or antler handles, the Gates family wraps and binds the broomcorn using traditional techniques inspired by Shaker and Appalachian designs. The Gates family practices a technique of binding dating back to the 1790s, using just one nail and pressure to wrap…

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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: 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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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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