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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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O-riginal Art Activities: Monochromatic Collage Inspired by Betsy Gosling

Español abajo Create a monochromatic collage using found objects in this O-riginal Art 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…

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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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O-riginal Art Activities: Paper Flower Sculptures, La Cuetlaxochitl (Poinsettia)

Celebrate the holiday season by creating paper la cuetlaxochitl (Kwet -la-sho-cheel) and learn a decolonized history of this popular winter holiday flower. The original name of poinsettia is cuetlaxochitl in the Aztec language, Nahuatl. La cuetlaxochitl is indigenous to what is now referred to as Mexico. The flower was an important part of Aztec culture and…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Abstract Collage Inspired by Wendo Brunoir

Create a colorful abstract collage in this O-riginal Art Activity inspired by Wendo Brunoir. Wendo Brunoir was born in 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he currently lives and works. After participating in various gallery shows, he started painting murals in and around New Orleans. Soon after, he traveled to different parts of the country with…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Neighborhood Drawing Inspired by Noamy Sechooler

Create an artwork inspired by your neighborhood in this week’s O-riginal Art Activity. Supplies Paper, Markers, Pencil Instructions Step 1: Look at Noamy Sechooler’s artwork, Home is Sacred, Second Line for Reparations and Housing Rights/Solidarity. What do you notice about the artwork? What do you notice about the position of the houses? What else is…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Color Pencil Doodle Inspired by Isabella Scott

Create a colorful plant-inspired doodle in this week’s O-riginal Art Activity. Supplies Paper, Color Pencils, Pen Instructions Step 1: Look at Isabella Scott’s artwork, Utopia 1. What colors and patterns do you notice? Does it remind you of something you see in real life? Step 2: What is your favorite plant? Does this plant’s flowers…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Giving Thanks and Remembering the History of the Americas

Español abajo Learn about the first people that lived in the Americas and create artwork inspired by this history. New Orleans is referred to as Bulbancha by the Choctaw meaning “the place of many languages” or “the place of many tongues”. The city occupies the territory and traditional homelands of the Chahta Yakni (Choctaw) and Chitimacha.*…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Geometric Collage Inspired by Joey Slaughter

Español abajo Create a colorful geometric collage in this O-riginal Art Activity inspired by Joey Slaughter. Joey Slaughter earned his BFA from Memphis College of Art and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Upon graduating Cranbrook, Slaughter was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant. He has also received the Louisiana Division of the Arts…

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