Events At The Grace

Tag: Art Activity

How To: Wax Resist Cityscape + Oceanscape

Get out your watercolors and crayons for this fun double feature art activity! For #ArchitectureWeek you will learn how to create a city using a wax resist technique as well as a bonus oceanscape activity using your same materials.

Tot Spot: Nature Mobile

Families – it’s virtual Tot Spot Time and today we are learning about mobiles and center of gravity and artist Mark Messersmith! You will learn about the artist as well as how to create your own yarn-wrap nature mobile. This activity is scaleable for all ages!

DIY Friendship Bracelets

Grab your best friend and some yarn and learn this simple Friendship Bracelet pattern with best friends (since diapers), Lily Kate and Diamond! Can’t see your friend today? Make them at home and mail them to each other!

Tie-Dye Friendship Shirt DIY

It’s #FriendshipWeek and what better way to begin than with tie-dye friendship shirts! This is a fun project you can make with your friend – even if they are far away.

Technology Tuesday: Before iPhone, Paul Sokal

It’s TECHNOLOGY Tuesday for our #STEAMWeek and we are featuring some analog wonders that changed the world – now all completely contained in smartphones! Watch at the end for your own DIY analog activity!

Grant Wood 3D Landscape Art Activity

Learn about American Regionalist artist, Grant Wood, and make your own 3D landscape work of art! Supplies: long sheet of paper, pencil, scissors, glue/tape, crayons/colored pencils/paint/markers

Tot Spot: Mail-A-Hug

Families – it’s Tot Spot Time and today we are learning about Lithography and artist Jerry Bywaters and then making a HUG to send in the mail to someone who needs it! The supplies you will need are: Large Piece of Paper, large envelope, pencil, markers/crayons/paint, scissors (for the adults). Supply kits can also be picked-up from The Grace Museum in our lobby!

How to Make: Mood Jewelry

Follow this step-by-step instruction for how to make your own thermal – “mood” jewelry.

How To Ice Dye

We are excited to announce (to all of you Gen X-ers and Millennials) that…. Tie-Dye is BACK! Follow along on this SUPER EASY method for Ice Dyeing that is sure to bust the heat and boredom this Summer.

All Things Art – Teacher Workshop

Videos from the Region 14 “All Things Art” Teacher in-service workshop, 2020.

Grace Studio: Found Object Jewelry + Findings

It’s #FashionWeek and we are kicking it off with an excellent beginners class with Jewelry and Metalsmith artist, Nathan Carroll (also our Marketing Intern) who shows you how to make ear wires, jump rings, and to bring it all together as Found Object jewelry!

Upcycled Sculpture

Gather up all of your plastic recycling for this slightly more advanced upcylcled sculpture project. Reminiscent of seaweed, plants, and organic forms – this sculpture is inspired by the work of recently exhibited artist, Margaret Smithers Crump who mixes all kinds of media with hand cut actylic forms for her installations. #MadeItAtTheGrace

How to Paint: Watercolor Clouds

Get out your watercolors and a flat brush to learn how to paint basic watercolor clouds inspired by collection artist, Bob Stuth-Wade’s painting “Mounting Heaven”. #MadeItAtTheGrace

Garden Art Activities

Get outside and be inspired by nature and materials from your own backyard for these three nature-inspired art activities!

Tot Spot: Found Object Art

Look around in a new way in today’s Tot Spot as we focus on Found Object Art! See how artists use objects they find to create something new and then make your own new work of art.

Floral Photo Basics

It’s Film Friday of #WeekofGratitude and today we are making share Floral Photography basic tips and techniques so you can make a “photo bouquet” for the Mom or Teacher in your life – or anyone to whom you would like to show gratitude!