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Find a variety of arts activities for all ages you can try at home. No experience required! 

 

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Need a quick movement break? Try out basic duende flamenco exercises, easy stretching and more. View the playlist.

 

Dance instructor sitting in chair exercising arms

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Creative writing prompts. Not a professional writer? That's fine! These are casual and designed for any skill level. All you need to do is share your story. View the playlist

 

Feeling this vibe? We'd love to see the results! Share what you created with us at engagement@mesaartscenter.com or post on social with the hashtag #connectwithmac. 

 

Writing Promps

Art Studios online classes include four pre-recorded sessions that will be released weekly to class registrants. Class experiences are roughly one hour each week. Students should plan to pause during the lesson to move through the process led by the teacher. 

 

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Known for her intricate pyrographic drawings, Arizona artist Alexandra Bowers burns nature-inspired imagery into wood and emphasizes additional details in wax pigment color. For her upcoming installation in January 2021, Bowers needs 1,000 photographs of feathers from the community. She will immortalize the feathers she receives in wood and hang them on the gallery wall. A light breeze will mobilize the artwork, simulating the effect of floating feathers.

Please submit your photographs and stories* to: Lexiebowersart@gmail.com (email) or @lexievbowers (Instagram).

* Submissions are not required to have narratives, but stories are welcome from those who have one to share! Please leave the feather behind that you take a photo of due to the "Migratory Bird Treaty Act!"

 

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Biodiversity refers to all plants and animals on earth. It can be measured as a local ecosystem or where we live. Since we live in the Southwestern desert, our ecosystem is going to showcase plants and animals that can survive our hot, desert climate. In our ecosystem, plants & animals are connected and can help each other. The flowers we see make nectar. We rely on pollinators such as bees, bats, birds, and butterflies to help flowers grow by moving the nectar and pollinating the blossoms. Some artists make artwork about certain plants and animals that need our help to survive and some artists make artwork that celebrates the beauty and variety of life.

 

Cactus garden tour

 

Activity sheet download

 

Coloring page download

 

Paper flowers on construction paper

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Become a part of Cannupa Hanska Luger's upcoming project! In Summer 2021, MCA Museum will present a collaborative, site-specific exhibition by renowned multidisciplinary artist Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, Austrian and Norwegian). The centerpiece of the installation, Something to Hold Onto, is Luger’s second project from his Counting Coup series and is an immersive installation of 7,000+ 1-inch unfired clay beads. Details of the project can be found here

 

Schedule a time to pick up your own beadmaking kit! Email Judy Dahms-Brouillard, Registrar for Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, or call 480-644-6565. No experience is necessary and kits are free (as long as you promise to turn in your completed beads).

 

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The art of Printmaking encompasses many techniques that can create an infinite variety of images. This project allows beginning printmakers - children and adults- to gain a basic understanding of the media and the fun of creating personal, colorful works of art. Relief prints using printing plates made from thin foam are an easy and inexpensive option for anyone wanting to experiment with the art of printmaking.

 

Activity sheet download

 

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Hands-on art-making videos as part of a larger community-arts piece, Together in the Desert. View the hands-on activity playlist

 

 

Those who participate are asked to take a picture of their artwork and send it to engagement@mesaartscenter.com and share on social media with the hashtag: #TogetherintheDesert.

Construction paper desert scene

Order your Art To Go Box, pick up to take home, and open up two at-home art activities per box, designed by Mesa Arts Center's lead instructors in Ceramics, Glass, and Painting and Drawing. Boxes include written instructions, access to an on-demand online tutorial and all materials necessary to complete two projects! 

 

Nab your box

 

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