All Art Activities

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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O-riginal Art Activities: Geometric Collage Inspired by Joey Slaughter

Español abajo Create a colorful geometric collage in this O-riginal Art Activity inspired by Joey Slaughter. Joey Slaughter earned his BFA from Memphis College of Art and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Upon graduating Cranbrook, Slaughter was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant. He has also received the Louisiana Division of the Arts…

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Movement Mondays: Looking at Art through Rhythm

Español abajo Combine art and rhythm in this Movement Monday Activity inspired by James Flynn. James Flynn’s artwork has taken on many forms over the years. During the late 1990’s James immersed himself in the thriving London graffiti scene. Letter-based designs, and spray paint became his preferred medium. From around 2008 to 2016 James produced…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Monochromatic Landscape Inspired by Abbey Kuhe

Español abajo Connect to nature in this O-riginal Art Activity inspired by Abbey Kuhe. In E.O. Wilson’s Biophilia, the author reminds the modern reader that the long evolution of homo sapien occurred within an environment we have only very recently differentiated as “nature”. Through ceramics Abbey Kuhe explores the histories of our extractive economies and the species that we…

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Movement Mondays: Looking at Art through Music

Español abajo Combine art and music in this Movement Monday 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…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Abstract Collage Inspired by Michael Eble

Español abajo Explore collage in this O-riginal Art Activity inspired by Michael Eble. Michael Eble was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received a BFA in painting from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Mississippi, in Oxford, Mississippi. He is currently Curator of Events…

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Movement Mondays: Expressing Emotions through Portraiture

Español abajo Express your emotions through portraiture. Kathleen Blackshear is known for her American Scene and Depression Era regionalist style portraits of African Americans. She became a unique teacher of the arts by encouraging her students not only to visit art galleries, but to also spend time in museums of natural history, zoos and cultural…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Magic Resist Painting for Halloween

Español abajo Use your Halloween magic to create a spooky resist painting and watch as your drawing appears. Supplies Cardstock or Watercolor Paper, White Crayon, Washable Markers, Brush Instructions Step 1: What is your favorite thing about Halloween? Think about what you want to draw. Maybe you can draw something spooky like a spider’s web,…

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Movement Mondays: Complementary Color Scavenger Hunt

Español abajo Explore your house to collect objects to make artwork that uses complementary colors.   Complementary colors get their name because they complement each other. Using complementary colors in your artwork naturally makes it more pleasing to look at. Instructions Step 1: What is your favorite color? Look up your favorite color on the…

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