Daily Dose of Art: Ramadan Lanterns

Daily Dose of Art: Ramadan Lanterns

The holy month of Ramadan has started for Muslims around the world. For today's #HVArtsDailyDose, we'll make paper lanterns. Lanterns have historical significance for the holiday. They were used to light the way while observing the moon, to help a Ramadan drummer wake...

read more
Daily Dose of Art: Mini Bird Houses

Daily Dose of Art: Mini Bird Houses

Here is another adorable cork project -- mini bird houses. Create details that you would see on a full-sized bird house, but in miniature. Step 1. Gather your supplies - some corks, acorn tops, skewers or sticks, moss, tooth picks, and glue. Step 2. Use a pointy...

read more
Daily Dose of Art: Mini Cork Planters

Daily Dose of Art: Mini Cork Planters

The projects for today and tomorrow use wine corks.  We're sure you (or your parents) have probably accumulated a large pile of wine corks by now, so grab a few. These cork projects are so cute, we can't stand it!  Today’s project is a mini cork planter. Step 1....

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more

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...

read more
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...

read more