Tin Foil Printing

Ages 2+ Materials: Sheets of tin foil: about 6”x 6” (size can be adjusted!!)TapeMarkers Damp paper towels or ragsWaterPaper Fact: Monoprinting is a type of printmaking where the artist creates a plate that will be printed and create a one of a kind print: no repeats!  Print! Tape your tinfoil down...

Worry Dolls

Ages 3+ Inspired by tiny, handmade Guatemalan worry dolls, we’ll create our own dolls using materials from home. Fun Fact: Worry Dolls, according to legend, help ease worries and fears. A child tells the doll their worries, places the dolls under their pillow, and wakes up with wisdom to conquer...

Surrealist Family Photo Shoot

All ages! FUN FACT: Surrealism was an artistic (and literary) movement in which artists created art that was both illogical and surprising. Take Magritte’s “Son of Man”, 1964 as an example. The artist painted  a realistic man with a granny smith apple covering his face. What do YOU think it...

Funky Wrapped Letters

4+ (young kiddos will need help with cutting) Materials: Marker, Pen, or PencilCardboard : ANY kind! Could be from a delivery or even an empty food box → Note that thinner cardboard will be easier to cut with scissors. BUT thicker cardboard can work! If you have an exacto knife,...

Plastic Wrap Stained “Glass”

Ages 3+  Fun Fact: Stained glass may go back as far as 2700 BCE! Human-made colored glass beads were discovered amongst Ancient Egyptian artifacts! Tom Fruin, a contemporary stained glass artist, brings a modern twist to stained glass. Watertower, 2012, photo by Robert Banat Materials:  12” x 16” piece of plastic...

Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk Paint!

Ages 2+  Materials: Cornstarch WaterFood ColoringCupcake tray or other small containers Paintbrushes  Make The Paint: In a bowl, mix your cornstarch and water in a 1:1 ratio (having at least 1 cup of this mixture will allow for you to create many colors!) Pour your mixture into a container of your choosing: a...

Abstract Shadow Designs

Ages 3+ What You'll Need: PaperPencilColoring material of your choice: markers or paint!Crayons (optional) to do watercolor techniquesYour best shadow finding eyeballs! Creating Your Design: Let in The Sunshine! Search around your house, your garden, your sidewalkLook for areas where the sun is shining down and casting the shadows of...

Toilet Paper Roll Portraits

In light of everything going on, we were feeling inspired by Junior Fritz Jacquet Fun Fact: Fritz Jacquet uses toilet paper rolls only to create his expressive portraits!!! He then covers them with shellac, a type of resin, to give them their finish!  Work by Junior Fritz Jacquet and photography...

Food Art: Create A Face Inspired by Arcimboldo

Ages 3+ Fun Fact: Arcimboldo’s The Four Seasons (painted in the late 1500s WOW) shows four portraits (in profile). Each portrait is made up of (painted) objects that represent that season! Can you spot all the different objects? Four Seasons, by Giuseppe Arcimboldo Materials: Uncooked pasta: penne, rotini, wheels, elbows...

Nature Fun: Symmetrical Pressed Flower and Leaf Designs

Ages 5+ (Adult needed for help with ironing!) Symmetry is the quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis.Think butterfly wings! For today’s project, you and your family will collect nature items and use them as shapes to create a symmetrical design. Then...

Art at Home: Build a Buddy -Robots using Recycled Items!

Ages 3+ Artist: Mike Rivamonte, “Roosevelt” Rivamonte uses antiques and “rare objects” to create many of his amazing sculptures. "Roosevelt," by Rivamonte What you'll need: Recyclables: cans, boxes, jugs, anything you've got!Cardboard boxes (small or large)Paper towel tubesToilet Paper tubesTape (lots of pieces!!): masking tape is ideal but duct tape...