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ZENTANGLE

Watch the video or view the slideshow below. Find a piece of paper and a pen or a pencil and tangle!

HOW TO TANGLE SLIDESHOW
  
  
COLLAGE with AMINAH ROBINSON

Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1940.

When she was a little girl, her father taught her how to draw and how to make books from homemade paper and “hogmawg,” a mixture of mud, clay, twigs, leaves, lime, animal grease, and glue. The artist uses hogmawg in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional work. Her mother taught her weaving, needlework, and button work.

Her art is grounded in her belief in the African concept of Sankofa, learning from the past in order to move forward. She has taken extended journeys to various countries in Africa; New York City; Sapelo Island, Georgia; Israel; and Chile. Each journey has resulted in a series of art that often includes a RagGonNon, a large and complex work of art that is often on cloth encrusted with buttons, beads, and other found objects. [text from https://art.state.gov/personnel/aminah_robinson/]

Try making virtual artwork  like Aminah using the link below:
Aminah Robinson’s Work / Make a Virtual Collage
  

CORNELL BOXES

Joseph Cornell was an American self-taught artist and filmmaker who developed the form of sculpture called assemblage, in which unlikely objects are joined together. One thing he is known for are his shadow boxes. Look at some of his shadow boxes here: Joseph Cornell at the Royal Academy.

Use the link below to make a shadow box of your own.

Make a Cornell Box at home

  
MAKE STREET ART AT THE TATE (LONDON)
If you want to use roller paints and stickers, the Tate has a street art game that gives you a wall to tag.

Make Street Art

 

SCRATCH: With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.

Scratch 

 
STREET ART & GRAFFITI
Street Art Creator lets you graffiti trains, walls, and rolling gates with virtual spray paint in the gritty style that graced NYC subways in the 80s.

Street Art Creator