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...
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...
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....
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...
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...