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O-riginal Art Activities: Symmetrical Dream Drawing Inspired by Minnie Evans

Español abajo Illustrate your dreams as Minnie Evans has done. Minnie Evans was a visionary artist – her ideas came to her in her dreams. She also drew inspiration from the gardens where she worked. A number of her works feature a symmetrical face surrounded by flora and fauna. Many cultures believe dreams connect us…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Secret Code Painting Inspired by Ida Kohlmeyer

Create a secret message in your painting by developing a secret code using symbols.   Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer was an American painter and sculptor who was born in New Orleans in 1912. She attended Newcomb College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English. After finding her love for creating art, she went on to…

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Movement Mondays: Become a Famous Work of Art

Español abajo In this Movement Monday Activity, create a replica of a famous work of art using your body and household found objects. Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other media to a solid surface. The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush, but other implements, such as…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Continuous Line Drawing

Español abajo Create a line drawing of your favorite memory without taking the pencil off of the paper.  Benny Andrews was born in 1930 to a multi-cultural family (Cherokee-Scottish-African American) in rural Plainview, Georgia. After becoming the first member of his family to graduate from high school, he attended Fort Valley State College supported by…

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Movement Mondays: Found Object Art Exhibition

Español abajo Search your home for found objects to include in an art exhibition! Supplies Tape, Cardboard boxes Instructions   Step 1: Think about what kind of art exhibition you want to make. Are you going to include sculptures, 2D images or both? Will you include abstract art, representational art or both? Step 2: Explore…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Botanical Illustration Inspired by Lucile Parker

Español abajo Spring is here! Draw a botanical illustration of your favorite flower in this week’s O-riginal Art Activity inspired by Lucile Parker. Lucile Parker was born in Sumrall, Mississippi. Parker earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama. She…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Silhouette Portrait Inspired by Clementine Hunter

Español abajo Create a silhouette portrait using bold, solid colors like Clementine Hunter has done. Clementine Hunter was from the Cane River region of Louisiana and taught herself how to paint while living and working on Melrose Plantation. While she did not start painting until later in her life, she took inspiration from her experiences,…

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Movement Mondays: Still Life

Español abajo In this Movement Monday Activity, create your own still life through a scavenger hunt. Still life is a term used by artists to describe art that depicts all kinds of man-made or natural objects such as; cut flowers, fruit, vegetables, fish or wine. The goal of a still life composition is to direct the viewer’s eye…

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