The #fwmoa Studio is bugging out over the end of the 17 year hibernation for the Brood X #cicadas. We're not buzzing with excitement, but we're marking their return by creating watercolor resist cicadas inspired by artist's Laurel Izard & Charlie Cummings.
The muse is a time-honored tradition in the visual arts. Today, #fwmoa Exhibitions Content Manager Elizabeth Kilmer delves into both the historic use of the term and its place in contemporary visual culture.
In the Studio we're exploring shape, color, and duality in our own (mini) mixed-media screens. They may not be large enough to divide a room, like Sorman's, but they’re great on a bookshelf--flip it around depending on how you feel that day!
Appropriation can be a fraught term in today's culture; however, without it, would we have the modern art we recognize today? In this post, we'll explore the different acts of appropriation and how artists borrow and transform responsibly.
In celebration of #EarthDay this week, the #fwmoa Studio is going green! Learn how to make new paper with used paper from around your home. Then, with your new (reused) paper, make a simple print inspired by nature.
Papier-mâché is an art technique you may have explored in your elementary school classroom. Today, we're looking at it beyond its role in the craft room and into the world of fine art, where its use is limited only by the creator's imagination.
Spring is in full bloom, and we're celebrating in the Studio by collecting real flowers to capture in a springy suncatcher inspired by glass artist Paul Stankard. Take a walk, choose your flowers, and gather some simple materials to create your own!
Looking for a good read? Look no further! We at #fwmoa recommend Celia Stahr's new Frida Kahlo biography, "Frida in America". A story about the impact of place, Stahr focuses on Kahlo's time in America and its impact on her personal and creative life.
In love with the shape of art? Us too! We're continuing our discussion of the elements of design by looking at shapes and how artists use them, both through their canvas and composition.
Pop artist Andy Warhol is credited with popularizing the silkscreen technique, although it was discovered in China around 1000 AD! In the Studio, we explore this versatile printmaking technique with inspiration from Mexican-American artist Carlos Frésquez.