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O-riginal Art Activities: River Paths Watercolor Inspired by Kael Alford

Español abajo Learn about the history of the Mississippi River while creating an abstract watercolor. Kael Alford’s Bottom of Da Boot documents the South Louisiana communities most affected by land loss due to the oil industry and climate change. The more than 1,500 residents of Point-aux-Chenes and Isle de Jean Charles are a mix of…

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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 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 is best known…

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Movement Mondays: Portrait Photography

Español abajo Take portraits of your loved ones! Trenity Thomas is a self-taught photographer who has also experimented with painting and sketching since grade school. As a photographer, he has worked in a myriad of genres including fashion, lifestyle, editorial, conceptual, sports, portraiture, and nightlife photography.  As a photographer, Trenity uses his camera to capture…

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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: Exploring Pattern and Repetition

Español abajo Explore your house to collect objects to make artwork that incorporates pattern and repetition. Supplies Found Objects, Paper Instructions   Step 1: Artists often utilize pattern or repetition to create rhythm in their artwork.  Step 2: Explore your house. Look for materials that you can use to create your artwork. Look for materials…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Super Soaker Painting Inspired by Sam Gilliam

Follow Sam Gilliam’s ground breaking painting techniques and experiment with paint in this O-riginal Art Activity.  Sam Gilliam is an African American artist that works in color field painting and lyrical abstraction. Gilliam lives and works in Washington D.C. He was a pioneer of Black Abstraction during the 1960s, a time when Abstraction was considered…

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Movement Mondays: Flower Dyed Watercolor Paint

Create your own watercolor paint in this Movement Monday Activity. There are four main types of paint; acrylic, oil, watercolor, and gouache. Paint can be created in many ways. In the past, artists created their own paint from natural materials like flowers, charcoal, fruits and earth pigments. Supplies Small sealable containers, flowers, water Instructions Step…

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