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Get creative with us with one of our guided art activities, curator video chats, look + learn activities and more! Share with us on social (@artspacenc): #ArtspaceAtHome

 

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Embroidered Images

Regional Emerging Artist in Residence Jennifer Markowitz (Studio 215) tells stories and captures memories through thread in her expressive embroidered work. Tell your own stories by embroidering on images.

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Hand Stitched Bags

Inspired by Studio Artist Fernanda Batista’s (Studio 103) vibrant leather handbags, you can create a hand stitched and embellished bag of your own!

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About Mary Starke’s Work

Director of Artistic Programs Annah Lee shares about artist Mary Starke’s work.

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Abstract Collagraph Prints

Explore different found materials to create collagraph prints bursting with shape and texture! This activity is inspired by the layers of texture found in Studio Artist, Maria Frati’s work (Studio 217). Collagraph printmaking is a technique of collaging the plate with different raised materials and printing it to create a unique textured design.

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How artist Davis Choun creates his work

Director of Artistic Programs Annah Lee shares about Artspace Studio Artist’s Davis Choun artwork (Studio 202). See more of Davis’ work here.

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Found Object Mandalas

Collect objects from your environment to arrange a mandala inspired by the work of Studio Artist, Davis Choun (Studio 202). The repetition found in the design and creation of mandalas is meant to focus and calm your mind!

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Crayon Batik

Batik is a traditional resist technique that involves layering wax and dyes on fabric to produce beautiful designs. Create your own variation of batik art with materials at home!

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Timelapse of Ryan Fox’s Work

View the process behind Artspace Studio Artist (Studio 213) Ryan Fox’s watercolor painting in this time-lapse videos! See more of Ryan’s work here. 

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Timelapse of Stonehenge

View the process behind Artspace Studio Artist (Studio 213) Ryan Fox’s watercolor painting in this time-lapse videos! See more of Ryan’s work here. 

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Paper Marbling

Explore color and tell stories through creating beautiful marbled papers with shaving cream.

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Monoprint Portraits

Monoprinting is a printmaking technique that creates a “one time” print. Inspired by prior Artspace Studio Artist, Susan Soper’s expressive prints, create your own one-of-a-kind portrait! Learn more about monoprinting and creating portraits in this year’s Summer Art Camp classes–Portrait Drawing, Under the Sea, Opposites Attract, Gelli Art, Intro to Printmaking, Expressive Faces, and Portfolio Development: Self-Portraits!

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Visual Journaling

Visual Journaling combines images and mixed-media with text and written responses. Create your own sketchbook for visual journaling using Artspace’s Make Your Own Sketchbook activity and fill the pages with these fun prompts. Learn more about visual journaling in this year’s Summer Art Camp classes – Zines!, Visual Journaling, Sketchbook Essentials, and Living Journal!

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Paper Weaving

Learn the basics of weaving with paper and then explore the endless possibilities of what you can create with this technique! You can learn more about weaving in this year’s Summer Art Camp classes–Weave It Wild: Animal Kingdom, Weave It Wild: Reptiles, Indigo Dyeing, Weaving from 2D to 3D, and Once Upon a Loom!

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On Studio Artist + Teacher Maria Frati’s Work and Process

Director of Artistic Programs Annah Lee shares about Artspace Studio Artist (Studio 217) and Summer Art Camp teacher Maria Frati’s work and process. 

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Artist Trading Cards

Artist Trading Cards (ATC) are small works of art created on a standard card size (the same as baseball cards), signed by the artist, and traded and collected. Some are one-of-a-kind works of art or a series–the only limit is the size! Create your own special set of artist trading cards to exchange with family members or mail to friends!

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Curate an Exhibition

Be inspired by Artspace’s current online exhibition, FRESH, a show of new works created by NC artists. Works will be selected by local curators and shown in curated exhibitions in this virtual gallery through May 31. Learn more about the guest curators and then become a curator yourself to create an at home exhibition of your favorite FRESH works!

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Demystifying the Role of Curator

One of the goals of FRESH has always been to demystify the process of what goes into creating an exhibition. Here Director of Artistic Programs Annah Lee shares about how she makes curatorial decisions.

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When Life Gives You Lemons – Make Tuna Fudge

Artspace artist Allison Coleman (Studio 107) was awarded a grant from the Awesome Foundation to start her Lemonade Stand Project – a mobile art-making, story telling, recipe sharing receptacle in the guise of a traditional lemonade stand! We thought we’d try out some of the recipes submitted to the Lemonade Stand.

Director of Artistic Programs Annah Lee makes some tuna fudge, and things don’t go exactly as planned.

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Lemonade Stand: Making Hot Sauce

Gab Corter makes a super spicy hot sauce (20 habaneros!) at the Lemonade Stand.

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Talking with Alun Be on Traveling

Senegalese photographer Alun Be was supposed to be in residence at Artspace this spring, but was unable to due to COVID-19. We were able to catch up with him recently. Here is an excerpt on traveling from the chat Director of Artistic Programs Annah Lee had with Alun.

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Talking with Alun Be on Self Discovery

Senegalese photographer Alun Be was supposed to be in residence at Artspace this spring, but was unable to due to COVID-19. We were able to catch up with him recently. Here is an excerpt on self discovery from the chat Director of Artistic Programs Annah Lee had with Alun.

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Upcycled Sculptures: Summer Art Camps Preview

Explore the world of sculpture through recycled materials. Reflect on the importance of reuse while building 3D artworks with unlikely supplies. These activities are inspired by Keith Norval’s Artbots and Collin Moody’s Upcycled Sculpture class upcoming in this year’s Summer Art Camps!

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Sculptures: A Family Affair

Artspace Studio Artist (Studio 204), Kelly Sheppard Murray shares prompts for families to create art together using what they have on hand, and learn how Kelly’s art making prompts relate to her own art practice. For more inspiration, see Kelly’s artwork at kellysheppardmurray.com.

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Paper Sculpture World

Follow former Artspace Regional Emerging Artist, Mar Hester’s tutorial to learn how to curl, twist, and construct using paper to build your own unique sculpture. For inspiration, see Mar’s artwork at aimlesslight.com.

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Domestic Demise Activity Guide

Domestic Demise is an exhibition featuring photographer Patty Carroll and sculptor Elizabeth Alexander. Both artists explore the complexities of feminine domesticity through images of humor, excess, and decay.

In this activity guide, you’ll make a 2D (or 3D!) Wallpaper Collage, inspired by the artwork of Elizabeth Alexander, and a Photo Booth, inspired by Patty Carroll’s photography.

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Look + Learn: Domestic Demise 

Learn more about Gallery 1 exhibition Domestic Demise featuring the work of Patty Carroll and Elizabeth Alexander in our latest Look + Learn!

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Rubber Donkey Party Activity Guide

Chance Murray is a contemporary Southern artist who creates sculptural paintings from assembled materials to produce striking and slightly skewed scenes of rural life. Rubber Donkey Party is an exhibition and collection of these unsettling and yet oddly familiar scenes of the bizarre world around us.

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Rubber Donkey Party with Chance Murray

Director of Artistic Programs, Annah Lee shares about exhibition Rubber Donkey Party featuring work by artist Chance Murray.

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Rubber Donkey Party Playlist

Artist Chance Murray put together this playlist, so you can experience Rubber Donkey Party through sound!

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Talking with Artist Pete Sack

Director of Artistic Programs Annah Lee chats with artist Pete Sack about how he’s been transitioning to working from home during the stay-at-home order.

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Make Your Own Sketchbook

Assemble your own sketchbook using simple bookbinding techniques and fill it with responses to prompts created by Artspace Emerging Artist in Residence, Carson Whitmore. Whitmore’s abstracted paintings incorporate found objects and subjects into imaginary worlds that seem to tell a story about the mysterious and yet vaguely familiar forms.

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Fabric Collages

Create a fabric collage of an important place inspired by Artspace Studio Artist, Caitlin Cary’s re-purposed fabric collages of the built environments around us.

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Photography + Mindfulness

This activity was created by former Emerging Artist in Residence Mar Hester. Learn how to use your phone to mindfully take better photos. No new apps, phone or filters needed!

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Look + Learn: Alun Be

Senegalese photographer Alun Be was scheduled to be in residence at Artspace during the months of March and April but due to the current pandemic, he had to return home. Learn more about Alun and make your own photo booth at home with this Look + Learn.

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Altered Image / Dream Studio

Artspace is home to 37 studio artists. Alter the images provided through drawing or collage to design and share your dream art studio.

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Topographic Map Sculptures

“Scaling” is enlarging or shrinking a shape without changing it. In this activity, you will learn how to scale up shapes to create a relief sculpture inspired by topographic maps.

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Prints + Shapes

Create playful patterns and tessellations from shapes through printmaking with materials you have at home! Separate activity ideas for grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-12 included.

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Do you know the history of Artspace’s building?

Our building was built in 1910 and was used for some very different things over the years! Director of Artistic Programs Annah Lee gives the inside scoop on the history of the Artspace building.

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How to engage with our Studio Artists

Director of Artistic Programs Annah Lee chats with Studio Artist Ryan Fox (Studio 213) about how you can engage with Artspace Studio Artists during this time.

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Curator Tour

Join Director of Artistic Programs, Annah Lee, on a walk through our Gallery 1 exhibition, Domestic Demise. Photographer Patty Carroll and sculptor Elizabeth Alexander dissect the complexities of feminine domesticity through images of humor, excess, and decay. This video has closed captioning available.

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Meet Artist Patty Carroll

Learn about photographer Patty Carroll, whose work is featured in Domestic Demise, and color in your own version of Smothered in this Look + Learn activity.

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Textured Florals

Inspired by Artspace Studio Artist, Maria Frati’s colorful painted wood carvings of florals and foliage (Studio 217), you will make your own floral arrangement by creating rubbings with textures from your environment.

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Meet Paper Cut Artist Janelle Washington

In this Look + Learn Activity, learn about artist Janelle Washington and the portraits she creates with cut paper, and make your own portrait of a friend or family member.

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Lemonade Stand Project

The Lemonade Stand Project, created by Studio Artist Allison Coleman (Studio 107), is a mobile art-making, story telling, recipe sharing receptacle in the guise of a traditional lemonade stand – and it’s going virtual!

Allison would love to learn about the recipes of comfort food you are cooking in these troubling times, or just comfort food that your family makes. Share your recipes with her by:

Other ways to share include creating a video and/or photo of yourself making the dish and sharing why the recipe is important to you and/or your family, and what the dish means for you.