Category: Community Education

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: 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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#TeamTuesday: Adam Queen

Adam Queen is a horticulturalist at The Dixon and a part time urban farmer at Rolling Along Farms. He has been working at The Dixon since early 2019. Adam works in the cutting garden and greenhouses with the guidance of the greenhouse manager growing cut flowers from seed for the bi-weekly arrangements in the museum. Some specific flower species can take as long as four months from seed to harvest! This becomes quite the commitment as they require constant attention, meaning any number of... 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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Native Plants: Dwarf Iris

Learn about a variety of native plants with Director of Horticulture Dale Skaggs. Today we are taking a look at the Dwarf iris.  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, April 23, 2020
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Dixon at Home: Robert Ford, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Happy Earth Day! Birds are an integral part of maintaining order and sustaining life within our ecosystem. In today's Virtual Munch and Learn, Robert Ford from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, discusses bird migration, the history, journey, and ways that we can help.  So, grab lunch, dinner, a snack or a beverage, because we are bringing our weekly lecture series to you! #DixonatHome #MuseumsfromHome #EarthDay   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Wednesday, April 22, 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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Dixon at Home: Still Life with Brioche

Let’s have a quick chat (and a little champagne and brioche) with Curator Julie Pierotti to learn more about our new friend by artist Victoria Dubourg Fantin-Latour.  Victoria Dubourg Fantin-Latour, Still Life with Brioche , ca. 1890; Oil on canvas; Museum purchase with funds provided by the estate of Cecil Williams Marshall, and by transfer, Mr. and Mrs. Morrie A. Moss, 2019.6 Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Friday, April 17, 2020
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Munch and Learn: Home Place Pastures Part One

Just like us, we think you might be missing Munch and Learn's interesting and knowledgeable speakers. So, grab lunch, dinner, a snack or a beverage, because we are bringing Munch and Learn to you virtually! This week get acquainted with Marshall Bartlett of Home Place Pastures. You can learn more about Home Place Pastures on their website  www.homeplacepastures.com  or check them out on social media.   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Wednesday, April 15, 2020
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Dixon at Home: Paper Making

For today’s #DixonAtHome art activity Mr. JT takes us on a paper making adventure. Learn the basics of paper making and use this video as inspiration for your own paper making fun. Thank you to Bank of America for supporting art education with #MuseumsOnUs . #MuseumFromHome Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Monday, April 6, 2020
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