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.
We continue celebrating Indiana's inclusion in the Union by spotlighting Indiana artist L.O. Griffith, whose prints and paintings were inspired by Brown County.
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.
On your next visit to #fwmoa, please don't touch the artworks but do pay close attention to the implied or visual texture. How do artists activate our sense of touch? Find out in this #arttermtuesday on texture.
When an artist wants that extra "something" to add to their artwork, they often emboss or embellish it with gemstones, beads, lace, or string. Learn the difference between the terms, and see how artists utilize them in different media, in this #arttermtuesday!
House cluttered? Trash full? Us, too! So the #studio decided to do a clean out and use what we found to create reclaimed, or recycled, artworks! See how we, literally, turned our trash into artistic treasures in this #saturdaystudio!
We're hungry...for art! We've found that certain shades of paint can make us hungry...is there an artwork you'd like to eat? Today, we explore the way that color elicits a response and connection to art, whether emotional or gastronomical.