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!
What We’re Reading: “Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist” by Celia Stahr
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.
Art Term Tuesday: Shape
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.
Saturday Studio: Print Like a Pop Artist!
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.
Art Term Tuesday: Artist
Who is an artist? Is it anyone who creates? Or is it only those special few who make it their livelihood and find their works on the walls of a museum? Today, we delve into the definition of an artist in this #arttermtuesday from #fwmoa.
Saturday Studio: Pop-Top Jewelry
In this "Saturday Studio", everyday objects are given new meaning by manipulating their form to create art that makes the mundane magical. Learn how to make jewelry from pop-tops with #fwmoa Curatorial Intern Jenna Gilley!
Art Term Tuesday: Line
A line is just a...line, right? Not at all! Today, we look at the multiple roles that the line plays in art, both starring and supporting. One of the seven visual elements of art, the line is where every artist starts.
Saturday Studio: Feeling Bookish
With the snow melting and the sun shining, we're ready to get outside! Today in the Studio, we teach you how to make your own book to fill with sketches and stories from your outdoor adventures this weekend!
Saturday Studio: Mirror Mirror
Today in the Studio, we're making paintings inspired by African American artist Felrath Hines, who we profiled in a past "Treasures from the Vault" post. Learn an easy way to make mirrored, symmetrical images just like Hines to add to your Studio gallery!
Art Term Tuesday: Aesthetic or Esthetic?
Potato, Potato(e). Aesthetic, Esthetic. Today, we deep dive into the philosophical study of beauty, esthetics...or is it aesthetics? How is beauty defined and who defines it? Let's find out in this "Art Term Tuesday" from the #fwmoa blog!