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JUNE 2020

ART AT HOME

Flowers are blooming outside, make a flower garden inside too!

If you’re looking for budget decor for weddings, baby showers, and bridal showers, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve been making tissue paper flowers since our wedding in 2013, and they are still my go-to budget party decor. This post will teach you not only how to make tissue paper flowers quickly and easily, but you’ll also learn four different ways to cut the petals to get different looks to your flowers.

How to draw a Chinese Dragon!

Celebrate your favorite graduate with a beautiful DIY flower lei!

Need a Breather? Get Lost in This Mesmerizing Garden in France

How to Paint Monet's Water Lilies with Acrylic Paint

ART AT HOME

Paint a Bouquet this Mother’s Day

How to Paint 8 Flowers Drawing and Coloring Learn Colors for Beginners, Kids and Children.

DIY 5 Min Craft

Quick Glass Bottle Painting | Home Decor | Best out of waste | DIY Room Décor

20 EASY AND UNIQUE MOTHER'S DAY CRAFTS

Put your Mother’s Day flowers in a DIY creation! 3 DIY Ways to Transform Glass Jars! - HGTV Handmade

PHOTOGRAPHY:

Photos Showing what Motherhood is Really Like

By Deborah Nicholls-Lee

Deborah Nicholls-Lee explores the work of photographers who look beyond clichés, revealing the physical and psychological changes after giving birth. “People weren’t looking at it as an appropriate topic for art. It was always seen as a bit ‘soft’,” she says. Lewis sought to change that in her 2010-15 project One Day Young, when she photographed 150 women in their homes in East London within 24 hours after the birth of their babies.

ART AT HOME

Cardboard Mask Creations

Create art at home with this Picasso inspired cardboard masks. We are all spending a lot of time at home recently and what better way to pass the time then getting a little crafty. Check out what one of our members created — send us your interpretation of this project to our Instagram channel to be featured. 
Materials: Cardboard • Glue-stick/Hot Glue Gun • Scissors/Exacto Knife • Paint • Paintbrushes • Permanent Marker • Decorations (Sparkles, buttons, scraps of paper, tulle etc.)

Drawing With Kids: 5 Ideas to Stay Creative With a Pencil and a Piece of Paper

You don’t have to be a professional to try this at home.

“Drawing, even for people who cannot draw, even for people not trying to produce a good drawing, makes you look more intensely.” The practice of drawing can help us to see and understand our worlds better. Even young children start to draw as soon as they can drag their fingers through the sand.

DIY Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint!

PREP: 5 MIN
MAKES: 3 CUPS OF PAINT, ½ CUP OF EACH COLOUR, FOR 6 COLOURS
The kids will love this! Easier then drawing with chalk, this paint can be made thin or thicker depending on how rich you want your colors. Use more water and larger brushes for more ease of painting. A great, inexpensive outdoor activity for the kids!

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Creating a Renaissance of the mind: Master Kurt Wenner at TEDxMuscat 2013

Chalk Artist - Kurt Wenner Documentary

Drawing lessons from Teaching Artist Lisa Ngan!

“Are Adult Coloring Books Actually Helpful”

Within the last decade adult coloring books have surged in popularity. The vast selection available today includes abstract images, mandalas, and your beloved characters ranging from Marvel to Disney, and anything in between (like famous Facebook kitty, Pusheen). If you prefer, you can shift the scenery as you explore a secret garden, lost ocean, or perhaps an enchanted forest. Themes aside, these activity books have often been best sellers and claim to provide users with the opportunity to connect with their inner artists, reduce stress, and live happier lives.

Email photos and videos of your coloring page to educationdept@blackrockcenter.org!

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