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Movement Mondays: Drawing Home Inspired by Clementine Hunter

Español abajo In this Movement Monday, draw elements from your life that makes home special to you. 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…

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Movement Mondays: Spring Cleaning Repurposed Found Objects

Español abajo Celebrate spring in this Movement Monday Activity and help find a new life for found objects. With the start of the spring season, people participate in spring-cleaning: the act of tidying up and refreshing one’s household. Spring is the season of new beginnings when the earth starts to come alive again. In our…

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Movement Mondays: Field Drawings Inspired by John Taylor and Louisiana Wetlands

Español abajo In this Movement Monday, observe and sketch the different types of flora and fauna that are found in Louisiana. Louisiana’s wetlands are one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the United States, home to an array of plants and animals. Louisiana’s wetlands are being lost at an alarming rate due to a number…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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