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Make a Mask of the Congo

All over the world, people use masks for different purposes: for ceremonial or religious gatherings, on stage to entertain, or to hide an identity. In the Congo Basin of Africa,…

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Lasting Impressions in Art

There are two artists who come to mind when the medium of sculpture is mentioned. One of them is the Italian poet, architect, and engineer of the High Renaissance, Michelangelo.…

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Flowers, Flowers Everywhere

As spring blooms start to diminish, here’s a crafty way to make some gorgeous flowers of your own. It’s perfect timing for gift giving, too, with Father’s Day and graduations…

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Book-Smart & Creative

The art of bookbinding became popular in the twentieth century when designers started making book covers to complement the contents inside. Examples of these ornately decorated books can be seen…

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How to Make a Dragon

In ancient China, dragons were symbols of power, prosperity, and good fortune. Inspired by jade pendants found in VMFA’s permanent collection, create your own dragon art using recycled materials.  …

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Share Your Identity

What makes you – you? Explore your identity by creating a silhouette of your outward image filled with pictures that reflect who you truly are on the inside.   What…

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What Do You Stand For?

Art History is Not Linear (VMFA), a commissioned painting by Virginia-born artist Ryan McGinness, draws inspiration for its two hundred symbols from artwork in VMFA’s collection. Follow these steps and…

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The Power of Art

Many artists work with fabric as a means of creative expression. Use your powers of creativity to make a superhero cape and let your imagination soar!         What…

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Pop Art and Pointillism

  Artists Roy Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselmann used images from popular culture to create some of the most renowned pop art of the twentieth century. Visit VMFA to view their…

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