Where Do Artists Come Up with Their Titles Why would an artist call an artwork untitled? Explore the meaning behind titles and the lack thereof.
Rhythm Need a little inspiration? Sometimes all it takes is a prompt, suggestion, or idea. Tune in to get a creative spark inspired by the museum’s collection and exhibitions.
Why Tell Stories about Art? How can talking about art transform what you think about what you see? Consider how talking is a great way to improve your understanding of collections.
Why Talk About Art How can talking about art transform what you think about what you see? Consider how talking is a great way to improve your understanding of collections.
Making Your Mark These works are even better up close. Join Seema Rao, Deputy Director and Chief Experience Officer, to learn more about Making Your Mark (open until March 14), featuring nine artists from Northeast Ohio.
Found Objects Have a few minutes to flex your brain? Take a deeper dive into big ideas with staff. Each month a staff member will focus on a broad art topic and connect it to everyday instances and our collection. Today, Katelyn chats about artists using found objects.
Inspiration Need a little inspiration? Sometimes all it takes is a prompt, suggestion, or idea. Tune in to get a creative spark inspired by the museum’s collection and exhibitions.
Feeling a bit stuck? Need a diversion? Your pets can be a source of creativity. No pet? What about your plants? Yourself? Anything can be the start of an abstract masterpiece. Most phones allow you to change the colors of images and draw on pictures. Can you create an abstract masterpiece from an image of your pet? Post your best creations and tag us @akronartmuseum #animalabstraction Here are some samples to get you thinking.
Everyone wants to make their mark on life. Learning to express yourself on paper is one way to do just that. Explore many ways to draw, paint, and make your own mark. Along with the many mark-making exercises this month, this PDF offers more drawing exercises. Drawing without a Pencil When you think of drawing, you might assume you need a pencil. There are many types of drawings that don’t need a writing utensil at all. You can rip the paper with your hand. This
Try your hand at making simple books and book-related objects. This month we have bookmaking tutorials plus some options for turning out artful bookmarks. Get Art: Why make your own sketchbook? Before we get to making, we might tackle the big question of the month. Project 1: Make an Accordion Book What do you need? Paper Try this? Fold your paper in even sections. That’s it. This is a simple book to make. Collection Connection: Muybridge was a photographer who explore motion by creating a