Category: Activity

Art Activity: Watercolor Techniques

Use the following watercolor techniques to experiment in your art! Try out each one and see what works best for you. Can you combine all the techniques into one painting?  Click here to download the activity sheet.   ¡Utiliza las siguientes técnicas de acuarela para experimentar en tu obra! Prueba cada uno y mira cual funciona mejor. ¿Puedes combinar todas las técnicas en una sola pintura?  Haga clic aquí para descargar la hoja de... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, May 19, 2020
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Art Activity: Finish That

Finish that artwork! Use your imagination to finish the drawing below. Print the drawing and add to it or create your own version. Share your creation with us by tagging the Dixon Gallery and Gardens or #discoverthedixon. Today's "Finish That" is inspired by artist Maurice Dennis.  !Termina esta obra! Usa tu imaginación para terminar este dibujo. Imprímelo, agrega tu parte o crea tu propia versión. Comparte to creación con nosotros etiqueteando... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Monday, May 18, 2020
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The Backyard Sketchbook: Cloud Drawings

Let's relax in the grass on a warm day and watch the clouds roll by. What can you see up there? How could the clouds inspire new artwork. Relájate en la hierba en un día cálido y mira pasar las nubes. ¿Qué puedes ver allá arriba? ¿Cómo podrían las nubes inspirar nuevas obras de arte? Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Friday, May 15, 2020
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Nature Activity: Recycled Greenhouse Dioramas

MATERIALS:  Recycled box Toilet paper or paper towel rolls Markers Scrap paper Pencil or pen Scissors Glue ACTIVITY:  STEP 1: First, you need to collect a recycled box for the outside of your greenhouse. STEP 2: Cut off one side of the box so that you have an open top. (If yourbox has flaps, cut those off, too.) STEP 3: Decorate your greenhouse. You can add shelves, pots, and raised beds by using toilet paper or paper towel rolls. STEP 4:... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, May 14, 2020
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Dixon at Home: Roll a Will Henry Stevens

Roll a dice and use the chart to create your own work of art inspired by artist Will Henry Stevens. The Dixon has three works of art by Stevens in its permanent collection. Share what you create by tagging the Dixon or using #discoverthedixon Download activity sheet   Tira un dado y usa la tabla para crear tu propia obra de arte inspirada en el artista Will Henry Stevens. El Dixon tiene tres obras de arte de Stevens en su colección permanente. Comparte tu creación... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Monday, May 4, 2020
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Dixon at Home: Nature Spinner

Create a nature spinner with "art materials" found in your own yard! Download the worksheet!  ¡Crea una ruleta natural con "materiales de arte" encontrados en tu jardín! ¡Descargar la hoja de trabajo! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, April 30, 2020
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Dixon at Home: Backyard Sketchbooking

Time to make friends with the dandelions and trees! Today Mr JT is working on a backyard sketchbook. Join him and learn how to start keeping one yourself. ¡Es hora de hacer amigos con los dientes de león y los árboles! ¡Hoy, Mr. J.T. está trabajando en un cuaderno de bocetos en su jardín! Únete a él y aprende cómo comenzar uno tú mismo. Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, April 28, 2020
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Dixon at Home: Find the Hidden Objects

Look at this drawing inspired by Felix Vallotton's "The Shower". Can you find all ten hidden objects in the drawing? Observa este dibujo de Felix Valloton, "The Shower". ¿Puedes encontrar diez objectos escondidos? Answer Key // Clave de Respuestas Félix Vallotton, The Shower , 1894; Woodcut print in black ink on wove paper; Museum purchase, 1989.2   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Monday, April 27, 2020
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Dixon at Home: Simple Resist Techniques

Learn a simple technique that can help bring to life any picture! ¡Aprende una técnica simple para revivir cualquier fotografía!   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, April 25, 2020
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Dixon at Home: Connect Four

Were you inspired by all the Earth Day posts across your feed yesterday? Well, we want to keep the celebration going. Celebrate Earth Day with a Connect Four game for the whole family. Celebra el Día de la Tierra con un juego de Connecta Cuatro, para toda a familia. Earth Day Connect Four   Dia de la tierra Share your results on social media and tag #DixonatHome so we can share! #DiscovertheDixon  Click here to support the Dixon today.  Click... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, April 23, 2020
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Dixon at Home: Soft Sculpture Wall Hanging

Get out in the backyard with Mr JT to make some lovely decorations out of natural and soft fiber materials! ¡Sal al jardín con Mr. J.T. y crea unas lindas decoraciones con mterials y fibras naturales! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, April 21, 2020
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Dixon at Home: Dot to Dot Degas

Connect the dots to finish the image! This drawing is inspired by Edgar Degas' Dancer Adjusting Her Shoe , a piece in the Dixon's permanent collection.  ¡Conecta los puntos para terminar la imagen! Este dibujo está inspirado en "Dancer Adjusting Her Shoe" de Edgar Degas, una pieza de la colección permanente de Dixon.   Click here to download a printable copy.   Haga clic aquí para descargar una copia imprimible. ... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Monday, April 20, 2020
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