O-riginal Art Activities

O-riginal Art Activities: Representing Native Bees Inspired by Shawn Hall

The O-riginal Art Activity takes a detailed look into the lives of bees. Learn the difference between a honey bee and a native bee by exploring the exhibition What are Native Bees, Y’all?  Draw a native bee with all of its physical attributes. Born in Ann Arbor, MI, Shawn Hall has lived and worked in…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Landscape Postcards Inspired by Robert J. Onderdonk

Last night’s O-riginal Art Activity was an in-depth look at landscapes inspired by renown Texan painter, Robert Onderdonk. Design a postcard to mail to your friend! Onderdon was an American painter and art teacher, born in Catonsville, Maryland. He is known as the “Dean of Texas Artists” for his contributions to the canon of Texas…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Duck Blind Hats Inspired by Newton Howard

This week’s O-riginal Art Activity brings Newton Howard’s paintings to life. Explore the sportsman’s paradise and make your own duck blind hat. Newton Howard was a New Orleans painter known for his serene landscapes of the marshes and bayous of South Louisiana. Howard was an avid duck hunter, fisherman and conservationist. Supplies List: Colored pencils,…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Narrative Collage Inspired by Nancy Newberry

Last night’s O-riginal Art Activity focused on elements of storytelling and narrative in photography. Create a narrative collage about the characters in the Nancy Newberry’s photographs. Fine Art and Editorial photographer Nancy Newberry is interested in the strange rituals of everyday life. Known for her photographs of people, her work investigates the interplay between individuality,…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Symmetry in Portraiture Inspired by Jared Soares

This week’s O-riginal Art Activity explores identity in America through portraiture. Experiment with symmetry and complete the portrait. Jared Soares photographs community and identity in America. In his portrait series he explores the lives of hip hop artists trying to make it big while living in a small town. When not making photographs, Soares can…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Fabric Collage Portrait Inspired by Benny Andrews

If you missed the O-riginal Art Activity, here’s your chance to dive into a quick and easy project designed for all ages. Explore texture and pattern in your fabric collage inspired by Benny Andrews. Benny Andrews is known for his use of collage and fabric in his paintings. He often depicts people and scenes from…

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