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How to Make an Origami Owl

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All you need is scissors, markers, paper! In 12 easy steps, you'll be able to make your own parliament of owls (BTW - a group of owls is called a "parliament").

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HOME: An Armory Coloring Book

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This coloring book for all ages is a collaborative effort of the Armory's Teaching Artists. We invited our faculty to each create an illustration representing their personal interpretation of “Home,” a relatable theme especially in light of the safer at home orders the entire planet is experiencing during this pandemic.

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Armory Arts Activity - Coffee Ink Art

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Make your own artwork using coffee! Adapted from Nick Neddo’s book The Organic Artist, this Coffee Ink Art activity comes to you from Armory Teaching Artist Michelle Ohm.

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How To Make a Fabric Mask

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Armory Teaching Artist Denise El-Hoss has directed our letterpress studio for more than a decade. A master of the letterpress medium, Denise is also quite handy with a needle and thread. In this short video, Denise will guide you step by step to create your own, hand-sew, cotton fabric face mask.

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Create an Animal Companion with Ed Leonardi

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Perfect for ages 3 to 5! Created by Armory Teaching Artist Ed Leonardi, we have some fun and simple directions on how to make yourself an animal companion including a 3D kitten or 2D puppy.

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Armory Arts Challenge #3 - Beyond the Selfie: Summon the Actor Within

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Invent a character based on this single word: HOPE. Your character will personify HOPE. Your character is HOPE. Once you create your character, take several selfies until you capture an image that truly personifies your character's spirit.

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How To Hang Art

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This handy how-to guide from the Armory's exhibitions team shows you the essential steps and simple math used by professionals to hang art. You can also use this information to securely hang other things, like mirrors, family photos, diplomas, and more.

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Collage Scavenger Hunt with Sandra Gallegos

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Armory Teaching Artist Sandra Gallegos asked us to share one of her favorite collages with you that she made in 2017. "I thought it would be nice for children to hunt for things," like a scavenger hunt. We thought that was a great idea.

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Armory Arts Challenge #2 - Cartoon Doodles from Memory

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In 10 minutes, draw as many popular cartoon characters as possible...from memory! Forget about details. Be quick & loose.

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Artful Connections With Math: The Art Store

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For 2nd & 3rd Graders: How do artists purchase materials for creating a project? This lesson a goal is for students to work within a given budget, create proposals, purchase materials from a classroom “store,” and create a sculpture on a base.

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Artful Connections With Math: Area Perimeter Blueprint Collage

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For 3rd Graders: How do we use math and art to represent our living spaces? This lesson’s goal is for students to create a floor plan collage, using graph paper to calculate area and sewing with embroidery floss to calculate perimeter.

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Armory Arts Challenge #1: Creature Construction

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Make a creature using ONLY materials you have in your home. Give your creature a name and back-story. Is it real or imaginary? Does it have hobbies or talents? What does it like to eat? What fun things is it doing while sheltering in place with its family?

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