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O-riginal Art Activities: Monochromatic Collage Inspired by Betsy Gosling

Español abajo Create a monochromatic collage using found objects in this O-riginal Art Activity inspired by Betsy Gosling. Betsy Gosling grew up in Michigan. She visited New Orleans during the World’s Fair and never left (except after hurricane Katrina for several months).  The daughter of a geographer and an Asian art historian, travel and photography…

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Movement Mondays: 2020 Time Capsule

Español abajo Create a 2020 time capsule and write a message to your future self. Supplies Paper, Pencil, Container Instructions Step 1: Reflect on this past year. You lived through a historic event. 2020 will be a year that holds importance in history. Time capsules can be a way to connect to future generations or…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Paper Flower Sculptures, La Cuetlaxochitl (Poinsettia)

Celebrate the holiday season by creating paper la cuetlaxochitl (Kwet -la-sho-cheel) and learn a decolonized history of this popular winter holiday flower.   The original name of poinsettia is cuetlaxochitl in the Aztec language, Nahuatl. La cuetlaxochitl is indigenous to what is now referred to as Mexico. The flower was an important part of Aztec culture…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Abstract Collage Inspired by Wendo Brunoir

Create a colorful abstract collage in this O-riginal Art Activity inspired by Wendo Brunoir. Wendo Brunoir was born in 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he currently lives and works. After participating in various gallery shows, he started painting murals in and around New Orleans. Soon after, he traveled to different parts of the country with…

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Movement Mondays: Cardboard Sculpture

Español abajo Use your imagination to create a sculpture using only cardboard or found objects. Instructions Step 1: Does your family receive packages in the mail? Ask a parent or guardian to save the cardboard boxes for you. If you’re not able to use cardboard boxes, explore your house for other found objects you can…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Neighborhood Drawing Inspired by Noamy Sechooler

Create an artwork inspired by your neighborhood in this week’s O-riginal Art Activity. Supplies Paper, Markers, Pencil Instructions Step 1: Look at Noamy Sechooler’s artwork, Home is Sacred, Second Line for Reparations and Housing Rights/Solidarity. What do you notice about the artwork? What do you notice about the position of the houses? What else is…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Color Pencil Doodle Inspired by Isabella Scott

Create a colorful plant-inspired doodle in this week’s O-riginal Art Activity. Supplies Paper, Color Pencils, Pen Instructions Step 1: Look at Isabella Scott’s artwork, Utopia 1. What colors and patterns do you notice? Does it remind you of something you see in real life? Step 2: What is your favorite plant? Does this plant’s flowers…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Giving Thanks and Remembering the History of the Americas

Español abajo Learn about the first people that lived in the Americas and create artwork inspired by this history.   New Orleans is referred to as Bulbancha by the Choctaw meaning “the place of many languages” or “the place of many tongues”. The city occupies the territory and traditional homelands of the Chahta Yakni (Choctaw) and…

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Movement Mondays: Abstract Monochromatic Scavenger Hunt

Español abajo Explore your home for objects to create an abstract monochromatic assemblage. Instructions Step 1: What is your favorite color? Search your home for found objects of that color. Be sure to ask a parent or guardian’s permission to use the objects you find. Step 2: Notice the size, shape and texture of the…

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