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The Rainbow Wishing Star

Learn a simple and fun project that will help your child articulate their dreams and aspirations. Download full activity .  Aprende un proyecto simple y divertido que ayudará a tu hijo/a a articular sus sueños y aspiraciones. Descargar actividad completa .  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, June 30, 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 James Jacques Joseph Tissot.  !Termina esta obra! Usa tu imaginación para terminar este dibujo. Imprímelo, agrega tu parte o crea tu propia versión. Comparte to creación con nosotros... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Monday, June 29, 2020
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Exhibition Preview: Made in Dixon / Hecho en Dixon

July 19 – December 20, 2020 Tommy and Liz Farnsworth Education Building, Interactive Gallery Artist Recognition during More than Words Family Day Saturday November 14, 10:00am – 2:00pm   Every year the Dixon offers art and horticulture programs for thousands of visitors and people in the community. In this exhibition, you will see artwork from participants of all ages, diverse cultural backgrounds, and interests. These amazing artists bring the Dixon alive with... Read More
Posted by Corkey Sinks at Monday, June 29, 2020
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Tour at Two: Henri-Joseph Harpignies

In 1878, Henri-Joseph Harpignies purchased a home just outside of Saint-Privé, a small town on the Loing River about ninety miles southeast of Paris. The Village most likely represents that town. Harpignies painted the subject on a small, portable canvas, a practicality common to artists who enjoyed working en plein air. The flat planes of color, especially prominent in the surface of the water, the rolling distant hills, and the broad strokes of the large trees, are possible... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Sunday, June 28, 2020
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Using Clay to Relieve Anxiety

Learn to make three different types of playdough as well as a mindfulness activity to go along with each one. Cloud Clay 1/2 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup lotion Moon Sand 2 cups flour 1/4 cup oil Salt Dough  1 cup flour 1/2 cup salt 3/4 cup water Aprende a hacer tres tipos diferentes de plastilina, así como una actividad de atención plena para acompañar a cada uno. Nube de Arcilla 1/2... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, June 27, 2020
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Meet the Artist: Justin Bowles

Meet  Memphis 2020  artist Justin Bowles. Bowles has been creating works in paper for nearly a decade. She graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from the University of Kansas before relocating to Memphis in 2012 to earn her Master of Fine Arts degree from Memphis College of Art. Her work is inspired by memories, both recent and distant. Time spent crafting with her grandmother, her childhood days playing in the woods of northwest Arkansas, as well as her travels... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Friday, June 26, 2020
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Nature Activity: Pressed Flowers

Pressing flowers reveals a whole new world of craft possibilites. Learn how to build your own flower press right from your recycle bin. download activity   Presionar flores revela un nuevo mundo de posibilidades artesanales. Aprende a construir tu propia prensa de flores directamente desde tu papelera de reciclaje. actividad de descarga  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, June 25, 2020
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Dixon Collection Bingo!

   Use paintings from the Dixon's permanent collection above to spot the objects below. Once you find five in a row, you win! For an added challenge, try to find all the objects! Download Bingo Card Usando pinturas de la colección permanente del Dixon encuentra los objetos a continuación. ¡Una vez que hayas encontrado cinco seguidos, ganas! ¡Para un desafío adicional, trata de encontrar todos los objetos! Descargar Bingo... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Monday, June 22, 2020
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Tour at Two: Honoré Daumier

Honoré Daumier was a prolific Realist printmaker and painter in nineteenth century France. He produced thousands of lithographs that were distributed in Parisian newspapers over the span of his long career. Daumier’s satirical eye took aim at all aspects of nineteenth century French society, including family life. They are in many ways snapshots of a particular moment in time, with their keen recordings of Parisian clothing and language, but on a deeper level they offer... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Sunday, June 21, 2020
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Nature Activity: Nature Mobiles

Take some time for a STEAM challenge! Nature mobiles have it all: art-making, nature-exploring, and engineer-thinking. Collect materials from your neighborhood and put your balance-building skills to the test. download activity  ¡Tómate un tiempo para hacer un desafío STEAM! Los móviles de la naturaleza lo tienen todo: creación de arte, exploración e ingengieria. Reúne materiales en tu vecindario y pon tus a prueba tus... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, June 18, 2020
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Introducing Little Ones to Scissors

Simple ways to introduce your little one to using scissors. download activity  |  actividad de descarga Click here to support the Dixon today.  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Wednesday, June 17, 2020
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#TeamTuesday: Sarah Catmur

In her role, Sarah manages the rental of Dixon venues for weddings and rehearsal dinners, corporate and nonprofit events, and private events. Her days are typically filled with new event inquiries, venue tours, contract signings, and organizing details for upcoming events. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, her usual routine has changed as she’s shifted to primarily working with clients to help them postpone their events to ensure they can safely host their event once circumstances allow,... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, June 16, 2020
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