Doodle Drawing Game

Doodle Drawing Game

We're sharing a fun game - similar to the draw-a-story game shared by Chandler artist Shachi Kale, whose artworks are featured in our Art of the Story exhibition. This one features doodles, which we hope will help you encourage your child(ren)'s imagination and help...

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Colorful Eggs

Colorful Eggs

Let's design some fun colorful eggs. This time, we'll try using watercolor pens to create. You’ll need: Watercolor paper or thick paper (we used a paper plate) Watercolor pens Black market (for outlining your drawing) Imagination Optional: Table covering or smock to...

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Watercolor Landscapes

Watercolor Landscapes

Do you like watercolors? We do! Today, we continue to experiment with these fun paints. And we feel inspired to create a simple landscape scene with our imagination. Getting started You’ll need: Watercolor paper or thick paper (we used a paper plate) Watercolor paints...

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Watercolor Whales

Watercolor Whales

Let's experiment with watercolors. Today, we feel inspired to paint some whales from our imagination. Getting started You’ll need: Watercolor paper or thick paper (we used a paper plate) Watercolor paints Paint brushes A cup of water Paper towels (for dabbing your...

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Draw a Valentine

Draw a Valentine

It's almost Valentine's Day, so let's draw a valentine. Julia - our volunteer - chose to make her valentine a cuddly bear. Tap into your imagination to draw whatever makes you happy. Getting started You’ll need: Sketchbook or some paper Colorful drawing instruments,...

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Draw an Ox & Year of the Ox Activities

Draw an Ox & Year of the Ox Activities

We're coming up on the Year of the Ox, according to the Chinese zodiac calendar. Did you know the ox represents diligence and reliability? To get ready for the Chinese New Year - also known as Lunar New Year - on Feb. 12, try drawing an ox. It can be a cartoonish one...

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Paint scrunched foil hearts

Paint scrunched foil hearts

Scrunch Foil Heart Painting is a process-art activity from one of the i.d.e.a. Museum's Messy Creations classes. Our packaged Messy Creations kits will be available soon for you to experience messy art making from home! You'll need a few things to get started:...

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Draw colorful clouds

Draw colorful clouds

It's a new year, and it's time to create new dreams and goals! To get into a dream mindset, let's draw some colorful clouds. Getting started You’ll need: Sketchbook or some paper Colorful drawing instruments, such as markers or colored pencils Imagination Watch video...

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Draw a Snowman

Draw a Snowman

It's finally winter! While there isn't much snow in Arizona, we do sometimes just wanna build a snowman. At least we can draw one. Tap into your imagination and gather your tools. Getting started You’ll need: Sketchbook or some paper Colorful drawing instruments, such...

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Make a dream catcher

Make a dream catcher

Let's create a dream catcher with some found objects at home. Materials Paper plates String (yarn, fishing line, rope) Hole punch Scissors Found objects (beads, sticks, feathers) Paint and markers for decorating Video instructions: ...

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Ping-Pong Ball Art

Ping-Pong Ball Art

Let's get creative and moving at the same time. Try ping-pong art! Getting Started Materials Needed:   Balls of various sizes and textures  Paint  Container for pouring  Paper  Cardboard box    Tips: A...

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Make gyotaku prints

Make gyotaku prints

Create an ocean-themed print inspired by the traditional Japanese method for printing fish. Let's make a gyotaku print. Materials Light weight paper (newsprint or rice paper) Watercolor paint Paint brush and water An object with lots of texture (a seashell, toy fish,...

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