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O-riginal Art Activities: Landscape Drawing Inspired by Will Henry Stevens

Español abajo Find inspiration in natural landscapes and create artwork like artist Will Henry Stevens. Will Henry Stevens was an American modernist painter best known for his pastel paintings of the rural South landscapes, abstractions, and non-objective artwork. Stevens was born in Vevay, Indiana in 1881. He began as a self-taught painter and mixed his…

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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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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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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: 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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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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O-riginal Art Activities: Splatter Painting Inspired by Randall Schmit

Explore expressive brushstrokes to create an abstract painting. Randall Schmit was a visual artist born in Newark, New Jersey. He was raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He attended Texas A&M University where he first studied architecture, but following his passion Schmit changed his major to painting. He later became the Studio Assistant to abstract colorist,…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Wacky Shoes Inspired by George Andrews

Transform an old pair of shoes into a work of art with a bright and color design like George Andrews has done. George Andrews was born in 1911 Plainview, Georgia and died in 1996. George Andrews was a self-taught artist. He was given the nickname, Dot Man because of his unique dot style that he…

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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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