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Illumination: The Art of Decorative Writing

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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Phoebe Cook Lecture: Page Dickey

The Phoebe Cook Lecture series brings outstanding speakers in horticulture, conservation, and floriculture to Memphis, and was established and endowed by the late Phoebe Cook Welsh in memory of her mother, Phoebe Cook. Gifts from the Welsh family, the Memphis Garden Club, and friends in the Memphis community continue to fund this series.  Page Dickey, acclaimed author of eight books, garden designer, and co-founder of The Garden Conservancy. Page has been writing about and... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, November 19, 2020
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Tours at Two: Calligraphy and Gold Leaf

Peggy Kunkel talks about calligraphy and working with gold leaf. Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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Art Activity: Styrofoam Printmaking

In this fun instructional video, Dixon Instructor Mr. JT teaches you how to get started with printmaking at home! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, November 7, 2020
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Stained Glass Words

This fall, Dixon Education Staff partnered with University of Memphis Art Education students to develop a collection of #dixonathome activities. This activity will guide young artists in creating a stained-glass name design inspired by the wonderful word art found in the St. John’s Bible exhibition. All students need for this project is paper, a writing utensil, coloring tools, and their creativity! Click here to download PDF activity!  Thank you to University of... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, November 5, 2020
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Tour at Two: "Saint John's Bible" with Phil McMillion

Dixon Docent and retired Professor of Theology talks about the art of "Creation and Genesis Incipit" in the "Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible." Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, November 3, 2020
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Easy Halloween Crafts

Make your home boo-tiful with these three upcycled Halloween crafts! Adult supervision recommended. Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, October 31, 2020
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Plant Stem Challenge: Making Models of Adaptations

This is a fun plant stem challenge to show how plants adapt to the environment around them. Click here to download PDF.  Este es un divertido desafío de tallos de plantas para mostrar cómo las plantas se adaptan al entorno que las rodea.   Haga clic aquí para descargar PDF. Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, October 29, 2020
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Art Activity: Paper Party Hat Parrots

A PDF that will help you learn how to create fun parrots that are headed to a party! Click here to download.       ¡Un PDF que te ayudará a aprender a crear loros divertidos que se dirigen a una fiesta!   Haga click aquí para descargar. Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, October 29, 2020
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Tour at Two: Peggy Kunkel and Her Calligraphy Quilt

Peggy Kunkel talks about the challenges of creating a beautiful piece of calligraphic art. Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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Science Experiment: Why Leaves Change Color

Why do leaves change color? We are going to use chromatography to see why they do! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, October 24, 2020
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Tour at Two: Calligraphy Guild Highlight

Calligraphy Guild member, Peggy Kunkel, tells us about one of her favorite pieces from their Dixon exhibition.    Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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Love our lunchtime lecture series, Munch and Learn? Watch past speakers on our YouTube channel!

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