Saturday Studio: Bugging Out!

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.

Art Term Tuesday: Muse

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.

Saturday Studio: Sorman’s Screen

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!

ATT: Appropriation

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.

Art Term Tuesday: Papier-mâché

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.

Saturday Studio: Springy Suncatchers

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!