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O-riginal Art Activities: Benny & George Andrews Celebrating Black History Month

Español abajo Create an abstract fabric collage inspired by the work of Benny and George Andrews.   Benny Andrews was born in 1930 to a multi-racial 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 a…

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Movement Mondays: Value Scale Scavenger Hunt

Español abajo Learn about value in this Movement Monday Scavenger Hunt! Supplies Found Objects Instructions   Step 1: Often in abstract art colors can represent different feelings or emotions. What is your favorite color? How does your favorite color make you feel? Pick one color you want to use for your artwork. Step 2: Explore…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Found Object Assemblage Inspired by Jeffrey Cook

Español abajo Create an assemblage out of objects found in your house or neighborhood. Jeffrey Cook was born in New Orleans in 1961, and was raised in the culturally rich neighborhood of Central City. Cook pursued a dance career that took him around the world touring. In the mid-80s, Cook returned to New Orleans, establishing…

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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: Abstract Tissue Paper Collage Inspired by Marita Gootee

Español abajo Create a tissue paper collage inspired by Marita Gootee’s photography. Marita Gootee is a Professor of Art at Mississippi State University. She received a MFA from Indiana State University in 1985 and a BA from the College of Mount Saint Joseph on the Ohio in 1981. She has been selected for 5 times…

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

Español abajo Create an abstract drawing of a nature scene near you. Will Henry Stevens, Abstract Mississippi River, 1942, Pastel on paper Will Henry Stevens was an artist from Indiana who lived in New Orleans for several years. He is known for his geometric abstraction and his en plein air paintings and geometric landscapes of…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a variety of activities inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and the civil rights movement.  Martin Luther King Jr. is renowned for his lifelong work in the civil rights movement. The civil rights movement was integral in affording African American people equal rights in the U.S. and bringing…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Shadow Drawing Inspired by Ashleigh Coleman

Español abajo Create a drawing using shadow inspired by Ashleigh Coleman’s photography. Ashleigh Coleman was born in 1983 in Virginia. She is a self-taught photographer. Ashleigh currently lives on the land of her husband’s family in rural Mississippi. Her photographs have exhibited across the United States, and are currently part of the traveling exhibitions for…

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Movement Mondays: Found Object Assemblage Inspired by Betsy Gosling

Español abajo Create an assemblage using found objects in this Movement Monday 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 are…

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