Jon Lapointe

Posts by Jon Lapointe for Inside the Armory

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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Elonda Norris: 5 Ceramic Artists I've Been Thinking About

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We asked Armory ceramics instructor Elonda Norris to share some of her favorite ceramic artists with us.

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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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Sergio Hernandez: Top 7 Street Artists

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From late '60s innovators to contemporary artists who walk the line between graffiti and fine art, this is a super informative survey of how an underground movement found its way into the museums.

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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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Matt MacFarland: 7 Cartoonists I Love

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Armory Teaching Artist Matt MacFarland loves drawing and comics. "I went to school for art, but still made cartoons. Then I went to grad school for art. I still made cartoons...then my son was born and I just made comics."

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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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