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Category : DAM Creative

Firework Coasters

June 29, 2017

Bring the fireworks indoors for the 4th of July with this explosive tutorial from our #DAMCreative Educators. Here’s what it takes: Glazed tiles Permanent markers A spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol A pipette A lighter   Directions: Create a colorful pattern on your tile with markers. Don’t worry about being too neat! Using a pipette, cover the surface of the tile with alcohol. Use the lighter to set fire to the alcohol. Once all of the alcohol is burned off, the flame will extinguish. To add a little extra flare, spray tile with alcohol from the bottle to create…

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Father’s Day Accordion Book

June 16, 2017

Raise the bar on standard Father’s Day cards this year by making something extra special for your dad with this tutorial from our #DAMCreative Educators! Need inspiration? Visit our new exhibition The Cover Sells the Book: Transformations in Commercial Book Publishing, 1860-1920 or view it online here. Here’s what it takes: 3 8×8 inch squares of paper. We recommend using paper that is easy to fold; standard printer paper works best. Colorful scrapbook paper. Check your local craft supply store to find tons of colors and patterns. A few of your favorite photos of dad Any other decorations you can…

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Foam Prints

March 22, 2017

You can make museum worthy artwork for your home with this tutorial from our #DAMCreative Educators! This is a great lesson in pattern or shape for little ones if you want to get them in on the fun. At the Museum we like to look at the beautiful patterns in our Pre Raphaelite galleries for inspiration or the shapes in some of our contemporary works like Robert Indiana’s Decade Autoportrait. Here’s what it takes: Large sheet of butcher paper, kraft paper, or even solid color wrapping paper Foam sheets Ball point pen Scissors Block printing ink Brayer Plexi or plastic…

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Marbled Valentine

February 14, 2017

Make your sweetheart a one-of-a-kind piece of art this Valentine’s Day with this tutorial from our #DAMCreative Educators! At the Museum we use this activity for little hands to learn about color mixing or pattern. Here’s what it takes: Thick paper or mat board cut into heart shape (or lots of them!) Liquid Watercolor or food coloring: Liquid watercolor is one of our favorite supplies to have on hand. You can find it at any craft or hobby store or make it easy and order from your favorite online supplier. It is a versatile paint that acts like ink or…

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