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    Bang-Up Job

    Combine art, math, and music to celebrate a special man this month! Visit VMFA to view drums in the African art collection, then be inspired to create an original gift…

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    Butterfly Time

    To establish a nature and art connection, take a walk in search of these fabulous creatures, then visit the VMFA and see if you can spot a butterfly in the…

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    Spring Forth!

    Be inspired by twentieth-century artist Lucas Samaras, who transformed everyday objects into creative works of art. Explore the art of soft sculpture by up-cycling fabric to create a bouquet. What…

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    Shiny & Bright!
    • February 1, 2013

    Jewelry has long been a popular artistic form of cultural expression. In ancient Greece, many designs were inspired by nature, and just as it is today, jewelry was crafted using…

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    Art of Paper-Making
    • November 30, 2012

    Hone your skills in paper-making and create a unique holiday accent. The ancient egyptians pounded and flattened papyrus to make paper for scrolls. Now you can produce one-of-a-kind tags and…

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    Arts and Eats
    • November 1, 2012

    Join the art movement characterized by spontaneity and the expression of emotion in painting. Be inspired by abstract expressionist and native Virginian Judith Godwin and bring this dramatic art form…

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    Chihuly with Me!
    • October 28, 2012

    The works of internationally renowned artist Dale Chihuly will move you to creative innovation in your next project! Chihuly's Macchia blown glass forms originate from organic shapes like the flower…

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    Summer Seascape

    What you need: Pencil Watercolor paper or drawing paper Large watercolor paintbrush A set of watercolor paints and water bowl Salt (table, epsom, or kosher) Plastic wrap Cotton balls, colored…

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    Every Day is Splendid

      Inspired by a collection that explores the amazingly rich visual culture of India’s last royal families, transform an everyday item into a splendid object, symbolic of power and untold…

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