Ogden After Hours

O-riginal Art Activities: Abstract Drawing Inspired by Willie White

Last night’s O-riginal Art Activity explored abstract art through Willie White’s colorful drawings. Create an abstract drawing using color, line and shape. Willie White was born in 1910 in Natchez, Mississippi to a farming couple. He later moved to New Orleans where he worked as a waiter. Inspired by the artists in the French Quarter,…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Pattern Collage Inspired by Walter Anderson

Last night’s O-riginal Art Activity explored Walter Anderson’s love of nature and fascination with pattern. Create your own Walter Anderson inspired collage utilizing repetition. Mississippi artist, Walter Anderson, used seven motifs to create his paintings and ceramics. Anderson is known for his use of repetition to create his watercolors depicting nature. Supplies List: Markers, Glue, Cardstock,…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Paper House Inspired by Jeffrey Cook

The most recent O-riginal Art Activity pay tribute to Jeffrey Cook. Inspired by his use of recycled materials, this activity utilizes paper to construct a sculpture. Explore the meaning of home and create your paper house. Jeffrey Cook was a New Orleans artist from Central City. He was known for his use of found objects…

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

Last night’s O-riginal Art Activity explored the ways in which you can help native bees thrive. Learn the importance of protecting and nurturing native bee species through the exhibition What are Native Bees, Y’all?  Do your part! Construct a habitat for native bees and other beneficial insects. Born in Ann Arbor, MI, Shawn Hall has…

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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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