Art

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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Happy Halloween Drawing

Happy Halloween Drawing

It's National Pumpkin Day (Oct. 26), so we're sharing this fun Halloween-inspired drawing tutorial today! Since we are drawing for kids, our volunteer - Julia - focused on the fun (and cute) side of Halloween - whimsical jack-o-lanterns, adorable black cats, friendly...

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3D Monster Sculptures

3D Monster Sculptures

Let's make our own monster decorations as we head into Halloween. You just need a few art supplies and some imagination! Getting started Gather all or some of these materials: Recycled materials Paper...

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Superhero masks

Superhero masks

Let's pretend to be superheroes! We have the instructions for making a mask at home below. Costumes are optional. We shared this fun activity during our Caped Crusaders and Everyday Heroes exhibition. Watch the video: ...

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Watercolor Rain Art

Watercolor Rain Art

Let's make it rain at home! Did you ever visit the museum during "Weather or Not: Art with Atmosphere" exhibition last winter? It featured art and hands-on activities that encouraged learning about the water cycle, the difference between climate and weather, rainbows,...

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Pet Rock Art

Pet Rock Art

Let's make some rock art! You can try animating some characters or creating your own pet rock! Did you know in the summer of 2012, we had an exhibition that took an artistic look at the relationship people have with pets and how much they affect the lives of many...

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Draw a Portrait

Draw a Portrait

Portraits are awesome. Let's try drawing one today! It can be based on a real person or magical creature. You decide! Julia – one of our museum volunteers – shares a drawing of a girl who loves autumn, since we're now in that season. We hope it inspires some...

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Draw a Forest

Draw a Forest

Don't you just sometimes want to get away. We love visiting the forest. Let's draw one for fun! Julia – one of our museum volunteers – shares a simple drawing that showcases the serenity of a forest. We hope it inspires some creativity as you draw from your...

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