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Movement Mondays: Pressed Flower Art

Take a walk around your neighborhood and collect flowers to create pressed flower artwork. Pressed flower art – consists of drying flower petals and leaves in a flower press to flatten and exclude light and moisture. Pressing flowers makes them appear flat, and can also fade or increase the vibrancy of their color. The flowers…

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Movement Mondays: Still Life

Español abajo In this Movement Monday Activity, create your own still life through a scavenger hunt. Still life is a term used by artists to describe art that depicts all kinds of man-made or natural objects such as; cut flowers, fruit, vegetables, fish or wine. The goal of a still life composition is to direct the viewer’s eye…

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Movement Mondays: Become a Famous Work of Art

Español abajo In this Movement Monday Activity, create a replica of a famous work of art using your body and household found objects. Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other media to a solid surface. The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush, but other implements, such as…

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Movement Mondays: Community Storytelling through Murals

In this Movement Monday Activity, imagine murals in your community. In every community there is a story to be told. Stories are about making connections. A story can create a connection between the people and their community. The power of community storytelling lies not only in the stories, but in the process of creating those stories. Murals are…

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Movement Mondays: Geometric Scavenger Hunt

Español abajo Explore your home for objects to create a geometric assemblage. Instructions Step 1: Name some shapes. Which shape is your favorite? Search your home for found objects that are various shapes. Be sure to ask a parent or guardian’s permission to use the objects you find. Step 2: Once you have collected some…

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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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Movement Mondays: Living Sculptures

Español abajo Infuse life into a sculpture by recreating it with your own body!  Sculpture is an artistic form in which materials are worked into three-dimensional objects. Sculptures take more volume in space compared to two-dimensional objects such as paintings or drawings for example. An enormous variety of media may be used to create a…

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Movement Mondays: Nature Assemblage Inspired by Sherry Owens

Español abajo  Explore nature and create an assemblage from natural found objects. Sherry Owens reassembles twigs and branches from the crepe myrtle tree. Inspired by observations in nature, she constructs nest-like objects. Owens develops a language with nature in her work that comments on man’s effect on the changing environment. Instructions Step 1: With the…

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Movement Mondays: Strike a Pose Inspired by Springtime

Español abajo In this Movement Monday Activity, strike a pose inspired by the springtime plants and animals that you observe. Springtime is associated with the growth of wildflowers, the migration of birds, pollen, bees, and butterflies. Springtime is a wonderful time to observe all the beautiful colors on display. Instructions Step 1: With the help…

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