Category: Kids + Family

Dixon at Home: Backyard Sensory Play for Babies

Today Mr. JT is talking about plants… and babies! Learn about sensory play in the backyard and spend a little time in nature with your little ones. #DixonatHome Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, May 23, 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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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: 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: Trace Drawing

Learn two different techniques for making trace drawings at home with Mr. JT.  Support the Dixon today! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, April 16, 2020
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Dixon at Home: Coloring Eggs with Natural Dyes

Learn how to make natural dye and color you eggs with items you might already have at home.  You will need pots eggs spoon measuring cup water container to put dye in (ex: coffee cup) drying rack natural materials: a few options are coffee, strawberries, and grapes. Directions STEP 1: Boil eggs. Once they are ready, place to the side for later. STEP 2: Take a small amount of the natural material you chose and place it in a pot. Fill with 2... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, April 9, 2020
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Member Spotlight: The Ullman-Pai Family

In our new Member Spotlight, we will be featuring member households that support and engage with the Dixon through diverse means. Up first, meet the Ullman-Pai family! Dedicated Dixon members since 2009, the Ullman-Pai family loves Family Days, art classes with Mr. JT, and being outdoors in the Dixon gardens. Read more about the Ullman-Pais below. What are you most looking forward to doing at the Dixon once we reopen? Eve (age 13) and Lucy (age 11) can't wait to start up their... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, April 9, 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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Dixon at Home: Finish That: Honoré Daumier

Finish that: Honoré Daumier Termina esta Obra: Honoré Daumier 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 Honoré Daumier. !Termina esta obra! Usa tu imaginación para terminar este dibujo. Imprímelo, agrega tu parte o... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Monday, April 6, 2020
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Dixon at Home: Make Your Own Bee House

Learn how to create a solitary bee house using everyday household items.  Click here to download an activity sheet in English. Haga clic aquí para descargar una hoja de actividades en Español.  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, April 2, 2020
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Dixon at Home: Drawing Challenge (Reto de Dibujo)

Drawing Challenge | Reto de Dibujo  Drawing Challenge: Design a new form of transportation. We would love to see what you make! Share your creation with us by tagging the Dixon Gallery and Gardens or using the hashtag #discoverthedixon. Check out some of the drawings our EDU team made today. Reto de Dibujo: Crea un nuevo medio de trasnporte. !Nos encantaría ver lo que haces! Comparte tu creación con nosotros etiqueteando al Dixon Gallery and Gardens o usando el... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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A week in the life of an Outreach Coordinator

The Dixon’s outreach programs are committed to bringing the museum out into the community. The Dixon strives to meet people where they are and to be seen as an integral part of Memphis culture. The Dixon does this in a variety of ways. The biggest outreach effort, called Art to Grow, has been operating for close to 20 years! Art to Grow visits Pre-K through 8 th grade students in and around Memphis bringing free hands-on art and horticulture lesson inspired by the collections at... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Friday, October 11, 2019
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