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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: Architectural Drawing Inspired by Robert Helmer

Español abajo Find inspiration in the streets of New Orleans and create an architectural drawing like artist Robert Helmer. Robert Helmer moved to New Orleans in 1949. He was a prominent figure at Tulane University. From 1952 to 1987, Helmer taught architectural design and drawing in the Tulane School of Architecture. He was an influential…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Mixed Media Still Life Inspired by Benny Andrews

Español abajo Find inspiration in your surroundings and create artwork from everyday life like artist Benny Andrews.  Benny Andrews was a multi-racial artist born in 1930 in Plainview, Georgia. He grew up in the Jim Crow South and faced many social injustices. Andrews learned to incorporate the hardships he faced into his artwork. Andrews is most…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Benny & George Andrews Celebrating Black History Month

Español abajo Create an abstract fabric collage inspired by the work of Benny and George Andrews.   Benny Andrews was born in 1930 to a multi-racial family (Cherokee-Scottish-African American) in rural Plainview, Georgia. After becoming the first member of his family to graduate from high school, he attended Fort Valley State College supported by a…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Found Object Assemblage Inspired by Jeffrey Cook

Español abajo Create an assemblage out of objects found in your house or neighborhood. Jeffrey Cook was born in New Orleans in 1961, and was raised in the culturally rich neighborhood of Central City. Cook pursued a dance career that took him around the world touring. In the mid-80s, Cook returned to New Orleans, establishing…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Abstract Tissue Paper Collage Inspired by Marita Gootee

Español abajo Create a tissue paper collage inspired by Marita Gootee’s photography. Marita Gootee is a Professor of Art at Mississippi State University. She received a MFA from Indiana State University in 1985 and a BA from the College of Mount Saint Joseph on the Ohio in 1981. She has been selected for 5 times…

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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: 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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