As July comes to a close, so does #WorldWatercolorMonth. Before it ends, we decided to try our hand at a more realistic watercolor, inspired by FWMoA permanent collection artist Louis Bonsib, in the Studio.
A founding family of Fort Wayne, the Hamilton family left their mark here, there, and everywhere! Take some time to learn more about the history of our city, and the founding of FWMoA, in this post and its included resources!
Did you know July is World Watercolor Month? To celebrate, we took inspiration from Herbert Ferber's topographical abstract watercolor to create our own in the Studio this week! Where will your map lead?
Today in the Studio we experiment with a simple and flexible printmaking technique: collagraphs!
Today, we delve into a book about an artist and his work of art that inspired an artist in the FWMoA collection, currently on display in our atrium. Let us read to you "The Wonderful Towers of Watts" by Patricia Zelver!
Let's take a dot for a walk! In this "Saturday Studio", we explore the elements of a line, inspired by Francisco Valverde's drip paintings now on view at FWMoA!
FWMoA's Docent of the Year, Susan Elser, kicks off our newest blog post series "What We're Reading to You" with "The Museum" by Susan Verde. Stay tuned to participate in the activity following her read-aloud!
Not sure where to start when talking about art? Pick two pieces and juxtapose them! Do they share media, time period, subject, or even artist name or nationality? What can we learn about the artist and their work by answering those questions?
It's sculpture day in the studio! Learn how to make a kinetic sculpture inspired by George Rickey, then take it outside to watch it spin in the wind!
Today, we make a mosaic out of construction paper inspired by painter Alma Thomas, whose work is currently on display at FWMoA in the show "By Women: A Selection from the Permanent Collection".