Today in the #studio, we're spilling our marbles and using them as inspiration for some meditative artmaking. Follow along with Education Assistant Naomi Vanderleest to learn about paper marbling!
It is common for artists to intentionally borrow compositions and refashion imagery to subtly add meaning to their work. Here, we see how two contemporary artists, Barberena and Harrington, have used Michelangelo's Pietà composition.
Inspired by Indiana photographer Martina Lopez, today in the #studio we're trying her digital processes using a hands-on method to blend multiple images into one!
Are ALL black and white photographs historic? Of course not! Many contemporary artists, like John Bower, capture their images in black and white. Today in the Studio, we examine why an artist may choose to leave color behind and focus on shadow and light.
Characterized by their blue tonalities, cyanotype prints, which are less expensive to produce and don't require a darkroom, are making a comeback. See them on display at #fwmoa in Azya Lashelle's exhibit "Baby I Got The Blues".
This week the #fwmoa studio has set sail, inspired by Dennis McNett's Viking ship on display in the galleries through March 13th. Learn how to make your own boat and take it out for adventures on the icy seas, or maybe just your backyard puddles!
Using the word "painting" to describe every artwork can lead to misunderstanding of materials and methods. Here, we explore the use of encaustic painting, looking at works by local Indiana artists Kaylee Dalton and Audrey Riley.
The #fwmoa studio isn't afraid to admit that they're obsessed with Liz Whitney Quisgard's dazzle, pattern, color, and bling. So much so that her work, currently on display in the museum, has inspired yet another studio session!
The usual rectangular or square canvas won't do for these artists! Instead, they create on a circular-shaped canvas called a tondo. Learn the art historical significance behind the tondo and see how contemporary artists are pushing it even further in this blog post.
Today in the #studio we're exploring what lies beneath the surface...of the paint that is! Inspired by local artist Austin Cartwright, we picked up our paints and a palette knife and scraped away layers to create a work of abstract art.