Programming + Activities

O-riginal Art Activities: Marbled Print Inspired by Arlington Weithers

Español abajo Create a marbled print using shaving cream! Arlington Weithers, Throop Street Series: Thalos Script, 1999, Acrylic polymer emulsion with dry pigment Arlington Weithers is a painter who was born in Guyana in 1948. After studying art in Georgetown, the capital of Guyana, Weithers moved to the United States, and served as the artist-in-residence…

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Movement Mondays: Ephemeral Earth Art

Español abajo Create a work of Earth art in your own backyard! Earth art, sometimes called environmental art or land art, is a style of art that uses nature as its materials. Artists began making Earth art in the 1960s and 19070s to emphasize the connections between humans and the environment. Earth artworks can range…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Stacked Perspective Drawing Inspired by Clementine Hunter

Español abajo Create your own super tall drawing of whatever scene you like! Clementine Hunter, Flowing River, circa 1950, Medium Oil on panel Clementine Hunter was born in 1886 near Natchitoches, Louisiana. Hunter spent most of her life working as a physical laborer and housemaid on the Melrose Plantation. In her late fifties, she taught…

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Movement Mondays: Color Wheel Scavenger Hunt

Español abajo Create your own 3D color wheel by collecting and arranging objects in your own house! A color wheel is a tool used to show the relationships between colors. Red, blue, and yellow are called primary colors because they are the foundation for all of the other colors on the wheel. In fact, it…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Calligraphy Self-Portrait Inspired by Sister Gertrude Morgan

Español abajo Create your own self-portrait with an important message! Sister Gertrude Morgan, Self-Portrait / Revelations, 1965, Mixed media on paper Sister Gertrude Morgan was born in Alabama in 1900 and moved to New Orleans in the 1930s, where she was a street preacher for several years. Along with two other female street preachers, Sister…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Symmetrical Painting Inspired by Minnie Evans

Español abajo Create your own symmetrical abstract painting! Minnie Evans, Untitled, c. 1970, Mixed media on paper Minnie Evans was an artist who spent most of her life in Wilmington, North Carolina. She served as a gatekeeper at the famous Arlie Gardens for several years and much of her work is inspired by the beautiful…

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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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O-riginal Art Activities: Wooden Sculpture Inspired by John Barnes

Español abajo Create a sculptural piece that utilizes repetition and pattern. John Barnes is a sculptor who predominately creates wood assemblages. Barnes first took an interest in art when he enrolled in the Baton Rouge public school system, but his passion flourished while enrolled at Southern A&M University. Using wood found in his Algiers neighborhood,…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Paper Sculpture Inspired by Jeffrey Cook

Español abajo Create a sculptural piece that has a special secret surprise within it. Jeffrey Cook was a New Orleans artist from the Central City neighborhood. He was known for his use of recycled and found objects in his sculptural works. Supplies Recycled Boxes, Paper, Tape, Scissors, Pencil, Markers Instructions   Step 1: Think about a…

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