Here in the #fwmoa #studio, the long, light-filled days of summer and turning shorter and cooler. Inspired by a glass vase from our new glass wing, we decided to play with the last of our summer light and make fish (or any animal) suncatchers!
Saturday Studio: It’s About the Art not the Artwork
This week #fwmoa educators were inspired by abstract art, in particular, the collages of Carlos Mare, now on display. See how they reused old artworks to create something new, just like Mare!
What We’re Reading: Playing to the Gallery by Grayson Perry
The staff at #fwmoa has spent their summer reading, so we've got some recommendations. First up: Grayson Perry's "Playing to the Gallery" which helps us look at contemporary art--a genre of art that often leaves us asking: what am I looking at?!
Art Term Tuesday: Movement
It's #arttermtuesday! With how fast July moved into August, we decided to look at movement in art! How does an artist convey movement in a 2D work, and why do they use it?
Art Term Tuesday: Chalk
If you took a stroll down Main Street last week, Elephant Ear and Lemon Shake-Up in hand, you probably saw the #fwmoa annual Chalk Walk. Let's explore chalk as an artistic medium, in all its forms, in this #arttermtuesday.
Treasures from the Vault: Alexander Hay Ritchie
The only portrait Lincoln purchased of himself, by Alexander Hay Ritchie, captures a moment in the historical record: the first (private) reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. What can we learn about the past and how can we apply it to the present?
Saturday Studio: Flower Power
Today in the #studio we're inspired by the beautiful blooms of summer inside the museum, so, we’ll explore another way to bring the outdoors in: flower pounding! Learn how in this #saturdaystudio!
Art Term Tuesday: Emphasis
Where is your eye drawn...and why? In this #arttermtuesday we explore the artists use of emphasis (or lack thereof) to tell their story and get their message across to the viewer.
Saturday Studio: From Scrap to Nap
It may be hot now but it won't be for long! With June already flying by we're thinking of long summer days and cooler nights that require a blanket, or quilt. Learn to make a tie quilt in this #saturdaystudio!
Art Term Tuesday: (Fashion) Designer
We're celebrating Fort Wayne designer Bill Blass' 100th birthday at #fwmoa for the next 100 days. To kick-off, we're taking a look at what the word designer means, with an emphasis on those in fashion.