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Movement Mondays: Abstract Sculpture Inspired by William Monaghan

Español abajo Create an abstract sculpture using a variety of materials in this Movement Monday Activity inspired by William Monaghan. BUILT: Sculptural Art from the Permanent Collection highlights how artists of the America South have explored the power of the sculptural form. Unlike paintings, sculpture exists in the same space as the viewer, which can…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Abstract Drawing Inspired by Ida Kohlmeyer

Español abajo Incorporate your own symbols into abstract artwork like artist Ida Kohlmeyer. Ida Kohlmeyer was an American painter and sculptor who lived in Louisiana. She attended Newcomb College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English. She began painting in her 30s and returned to Newcomb College in 1956 to earn her Master of…

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Movement Mondays: Repurposed Sculpture for Women's Day Inspired by MaPó Kinnord

Español abajo Experiment with the function of found objects in this Movement Monday Activity inspired by MaPó Kinnord. The ceramic work of New Orleans artist MaPó Kinnord is rooted in the act of improvisation. Through experimentation, Kinnord’s work in clay expands the traditional boundaries of the medium, as she pushes the potential of clay and…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Landscape Drawing Inspired by Will Henry Stevens

Español abajo Find inspiration in natural landscapes and create artwork like artist Will Henry Stevens. Will Henry Stevens was an American modernist painter best known for his pastel paintings of the rural South landscapes, abstractions, and non-objective artwork. Stevens was born in Vevay, Indiana in 1881. He began as a self-taught painter and mixed his…

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Movement Mondays: Welcoming Spring with Found Object Assemblage

Español abajo Create an assemblage using found objects in this Movement Monday Activity to welcome springtime and celebrate the beautiful weather!  Today is the first day of March, warmer weather, flowers and blue skies await us as we enter springtime. Instructions   Step 1: What colors do you associate with winter? What colors remind you of…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Architectural Drawing Inspired by Robert Helmer

Español abajo Find inspiration in the streets of New Orleans and create an architectural drawing like artist Robert Helmer. Robert Helmer moved to New Orleans in 1949. He was a prominent figure at Tulane University. From 1952 to 1987, Helmer taught architectural design and drawing in the Tulane School of Architecture. He was an influential…

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Movement Mondays: Found Object Assemblage Inspired by the Winter Weather

Español abajo New Orleans experienced cold weather this past week. Create an assemblage using found objects in this Movement Monday Activity inspired by scenes of nature. Due to the severe winter weather in New Orleans and the South over the last week, residents have been spending less time outdoors and more time inside staying warm….

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O-riginal Art Activities: Mixed Media Still Life Inspired by Benny Andrews

Español abajo Find inspiration in your surroundings and create artwork from everyday life like artist Benny Andrews.  Benny Andrews was a multi-racial artist born in 1930 in Plainview, Georgia. He grew up in the Jim Crow South and faced many social injustices. Andrews learned to incorporate the hardships he faced into his artwork. Andrews is most…

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Movement Mondays: Found Object Mini Float

Español abajo Happy Mardi Gras! While this carnival season might look a little different this year, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate and make your surroundings festive! Create a mini house float from materials found in your home. Every year at Mardi Gras, hundreds of floats roll in parades throughout the city of…

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