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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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Tours at Two: Phil McMillion and The Saint John's Bible

Dixon Docent Phil McMillion talks about the Ten Commandments page of T he Saint John's Bible . Dixon Docent Phil McMillion talks about The Sower Illumination in The Saint John's Bible . Dixon Docent Phil McMillion talks about The Shema from Deuteronomy in The Saint John's Bible .   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, January 5, 2021
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Staff Passion Projects: Pandemic Edition

During 2020 Dixon staff kept their creativity going through long months of shelter-in-place and staying safe. Here are just a handful of projects staff members have worked on -- creating artwork, clothing, and more!  Charlotte Sechrist Visitor Engagement/Museum Tour Coordinator Vacancy,  acrylic on canvas. 2020  In June I had a bedroom in my apartment open up, so my current roommate and I decided to turn it into a music and art studio. Since graduating from... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, December 31, 2020
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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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Tours at Two: Martha Kelly

Martha Kelly talks about the art she created for the Presbyterian Book of Common Worship , which is included in the Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible exhibition.   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, December 22, 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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Tours at Two: Frontispiece of the Gospel of John

Dixon docent Bill Branch talks about the Gospel of John frontispiece in the Saint John's Bible.   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, December 8, 2020
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