April 25 – Children’s Art Festival at Home: Nature as Art

We had been planning and looking forward to the 39th annual Children’s Art Festival today and we were sorry to have to cancel this program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are still many ways you can engage with the VBMA collections and be creative. This week, the education team thought about Earth Day and the many artworks at the museum that reflect nature in some way. Since we can’t be at the museum to see art, we made art out of nature. Scroll down to see 5 different projects. Can you see the inspiration in our “nature as art” projects?

Make your own artwork out of nature.

  • Brainstorm your idea: What will be your inspiration? A favorite artwork at the VBMA? Someone or something at home?
  • Go outside and gather some supplies: leaves, sticks, flowers, berries, rocks and more
  • Use your imagination and get creating!

Share your project with us on social media. Tag us on Facebook or Instagram @verobeachmueumofart and use the hashtag #VBMAKids #NatureChallenge

Project 1:

Using Dale Chihuly’s Lapis Blue Persian as inspiration create a collage with elements found in nature.

Dale Chihuly. Lapis Blue Persian, 1990. Glass

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Nature as artwork! 

Watch the creative process in action!

Project 2:

Using Kevin Barret’s Valor as inspiration create a collage with elements found in nature.

Kevin Barret. Valor, 2002. Painted aluminum

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Nature as artwork!

Project 3:

Using Edward Julius Detmold’s Rooster as inspiration create a collage with elements from your garden.

Edward Julius Detmold. Rooster, 1901. Etching on paper

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Nature as artwork!

Project 4:

Using Janet Fish’s Orange Poppies/Fish Bowl as inspiration to create a collage with natural elements.

Janet Fish. Orange Poppies/Fish Bowl, 2008. Oil on canvas

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Nature as artwork!

Project 5:

Using a family member or friend as your inspiration, create a collage with natural elements.

 

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Nature as artwork!