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Artful Weekend At Home April 3-5

Three artworks in "Flora/Fauna," from left to right: "Eventide Escape" by Richard Moore; "Piero's Table" by Maureen Rabinovitz; and "Landscape" by Daiva Balkus; floral arrangement by The Enchanted Florist.

Welcome to Artful Weekend At Home, our guide to fun and interesting ways to enjoy and engage in art as you shelter-in-place. 

This weekend: Tour our Flora/Fauna exhibit, rise to some creative challenges, brush up on your art history, and more!

 

 

Spring Fling

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll see in our “Flora/Fauna” video tour.

Didn’t get to see our March exhibition Flora/Fauna in The Art League Gallery? No problem! Check out this video walk through with commentary by juror Carol Fabricatore!

 

 

Join the Club

“Odd Little Lifes,” a still-life exercise created by our assistant gallery director Haven Ashley, requires using common and unique household objects.

Virtual art clubs—aka #quarantineartclubs—and art challenges are connecting artists on social media. As reported on MyModernMet.com, “The general structure of these coronavirus clubs is that each day there is a prompt. Based on the day and inspiration, you’ll create a drawing, painting, or collage and share it on social media (most commonly Instagram) using the appropriate hashtag.” Get started with Art in Your Inbox, our series of lighthearted, staff-curated exercises to give you a boost of creative endorphins. Be sure to tag us @theartleague, and use the hashtag #createsomethingmore.

 

 

Parents’ Time Out

Are you a frazzled parent juggling working from home and keeping your young ones occupied and engaged? These illustrators, who have created free art classes for kids, parents and anyone else in need of a creative break, have got your back!

 

 

 

Get the Picture?

Nothing gets an idea across like visual communication. Case in point: graphic designers and artists who are creating COVID-19 PSAs. Here are ten with advice to heed.

 

 

Higher Learning

Take a break from dire news reports and immerse yourself in art studies. Smarthistory offers free courses on the elements of art, art history and movements, noted artists, and more.

 

 

Art Watch

A scene from “Cutie and the Boxer”

From Ai WeiweiNever Sorry, that looks at the dissident Chinese artist’s practice and social activism, to The Art of the Steal, which reveals how the Philadelphia Museum of Art attempted to steal the collection of art patron Albert Barnes, there is no shortage of  interesting art documentaries. Here are some to add to your streaming queue.

 

Stay safe, stay home, and enjoy your weekend.

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