Daily Dose of Art: Double-Take Photography

Daily Dose of Art: Double-Take Photography

Today’s project uses our cell phones to explore a photography concept called “forced perspective.” A "forced perspective" image is one that uses optical illusions to make objects appear different than what they actually are.  They trick our perceptions by challenging...

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Daily Dose of Art: Earth Day Collage

Daily Dose of Art: Earth Day Collage

Since we love our precious planet so much, let’s do one more earth day project - a torn paper earth collage. Step 1. Print out the earth template (Fig 1) or go free-style and draw your own earth. Step 2. Find some old magazines. Tear out pages with green and blue...

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Daily Dose of Art: Earth Day Diorama

Daily Dose of Art: Earth Day Diorama

It’s EARTH DAY! Today’s project is a diorama.  A diorama is a model of a scene made with three-dimensional miniature figures. Before you get started, check out this finished project made by HV Arts Council member, Jane Zamost.  You can make a diorama like Jane’s or...

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Daily Dose of Art: Coffee Filter Planet Earth

Daily Dose of Art: Coffee Filter Planet Earth

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! So, for the next couple of days, let’s celebrate our beautiful planet. Coffee filters are used for more than just coffee.  They are great for crafts and lately have been used in home-made masks. Today, we will make the...

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Daily Dose of Art: Cut Out Poetry

Daily Dose of Art: Cut Out Poetry

Since April is national poetry month, there's no better time for another poetry project! Step 1. Cut out random words and phrases out of unwanted magazines or books.  Look for all kinds of words, like nouns, verbs, and pronouns. (Tip: You may want to separate them...

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Daily Dose of Art: Grow A Rainbow

No matter the weather outside, you can “grow” a rainbow right in your kitchen. This is a little bit of art and a little bit of science.   Step 1. Cut a sheet of paper towel into the shape of a rainbow. Step 2. Using the markers, draw the colors of the rainbow about an...

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Daily Dose of Art: Rainbow Poetry

Daily Dose of Art: Rainbow Poetry

Both activities this weekend are about R-A-I-N-B-O-W-S!  They are awesome, no matter how many times we see them. Rainbows have recently become the symbol of community spirit. Today’s project is fun for kids or kids at heart.  You probably know that the colors of the...

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Daily Dose of Art: Magazine Collage

Daily Dose of Art: Magazine Collage

Let’s make another collage -- this time an artful abstract one. As you may recall from our first collage project way back on March 14, a collage is an artistic composition made of various materials glued onto a surface creating a new whole. So, let's get to it! Step...

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Daily Dose of Art: Pet Rocks

Daily Dose of Art: Pet Rocks

We LOVE our pets!  And they've been keeping us company during this time of social distancing -- although probably a bit confused why everyone is home all day. Let’s paint a rock to celebrate our pet that rocks!  Step 1. Find and clean a smooth rock. The rock can be...

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Daily Dose of Art: Create a Nature Mural 

Daily Dose of Art: Create a Nature Mural 

Creativity is popping up everywhere!  Strolling on your daily walk, you may have already stumbled upon - much to your surprise and glee - an unexpected work of art. Why not pay it forward? Step 1. Locate a good spot for your creation.  You want to make sure someone...

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