Category: Activity

Art Activity: Expressive Portraits

A video that explains expressive portraits and ways to create daily mindful art through this method! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, January 7, 2021
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Where Do Colors Come From?

This fall, Dixon Education Staff partnered with University of Memphis Art Education students to develop a collection of #dixonathome activities. In this activity by Shelby Watson, learn to make natural dyes and pigments for tie-dye using ingredients from your kitchen! Download PDF activity!  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, December 31, 2020
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Art Activity: 3D Snowmen

Let’s talk about snow and frost! Then let’s make a 3D snowman with Ms. Allison! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, December 26, 2020
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University of Memphis Art Education: Illuminated Calligraphy

This fall, Dixon Education Staff partnered with University of Memphis Art Education students to develop a collection of #dixonathome activities. This activity by Rakhshanda Rehmat and Kailey Hildebrand focuses on the art of calligraphy and hand lettering. Download the activity PDF .  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Wednesday, December 23, 2020
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Art Activity for Kids: Make Paper Birds

Follow along with Mr JT as you learn how to make this easy craft for kids! Using simple materials you can create a whole canopy of colorful friends.   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, December 19, 2020
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University of Memphis Art Education: Initial Illustration

This fall, Dixon Education Staff partnered with University of Memphis Art Education students to develop a collection of #dixonathome activities. In this activity by Lydia Brooks and Shira Torrech, you will use incorporate your favorite things into a first initial piece of art! Download activity here , example below!   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, December 17, 2020
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Craft Coverage: Illuminated Holiday Cards

Correspondent Ms. Karen (and special guest Correspondent Barbara Williamson!) take us live to the Dixon with special exhibition craft coverage. Take a closer look at illuminated illustrations of the St. John's Bible with some art-making fun for the whole family.    Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, December 12, 2020
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University of Memphis Art Education: Mixed Media Figure Drawings

This fall, Dixon Education Staff partnered with University of Memphis Art Education students to develop a collection of #dixonathome activities. In this art activity by Emily Kreiger, artists will use accessible materials to create figure drawings inspired by artwork from the Saint John's Bible. Download Mixed Media Figure Drawing  (above)  Download Storytelling Through Pattern  (left)  Support the Dixon by joining today or make a donation by texting... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, December 10, 2020
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Kids in the Garden: Seed Design Experiment

Learn how seeds move and experiment with designing your own paper seeds! Kids in Garden is a fun garden-themed workshop that gives kids ages 7-10 a chance to experience nature up close and learn the basics about horticulture and the flora around them. Check out the past class and join us next Saturday, December 12 at 10:30 am as we explore more art and garden fun. More information here . Register by calling (901) 761-5250.   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Friday, December 4, 2020
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University of Memphis Art Education: Word Art

This fall, Dixon Education Staff partnered with University of Memphis Art Education students to develop a collection of #dixonathome activities. Inspired by the artwork in the St. John's Bible exhibition, this activity by Lauren Watson and Peyton Burdick combines abstract art with word art. Click here to download the PDF activity!  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, December 3, 2020
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A Dixon/Metal Museum Crossover Episode!

The Dixon teamed up with the Metal Museum to create this video inspired by tree rings. Watch the video then create not one but TWO awesome activities inspired by trees.  Download PDF | Tree Ring Painting with the Dixon Gallery and Gardens Download PDF | Copper Tree Cutting with the Metal Museum If you enjoyed this cross over special, or you learned something, consider joining the Dixon today!  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Sunday, November 29, 2020
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University of Memphis Art Education: Illumination

This fall, Dixon Education Staff partnered with University of Memphis Art Education students to develop a collection of #dixonathome activities. This activity by Aysia Johnson will guide you through creating an illuminated artwork using your name! Click here to download the activity PDF.  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, November 19, 2020
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