EVENTS H@H Kids Edition

H@H Kids Edition: Art Activity Series

LEARN & CREATE!

Part of the Museum’s “Heckscher at Home” initiatives, this virtual art activities series for kids is an online resource for children and families learning and creating from home.

H@H Kids Edition activities are inspired by artwork in the Museum’s collection, exhibitions, and from nature, and are led by professional Museum Educators. For each project, an instructional video is accompanied by a materials lists, key terms, and discussion questions – all designed to build visual literacy and make learning at home fun and exciting!

Join us for new episodes! As new videos are created, they will be featured below and on the Museum’s YouTube Channel.

Upcoming video premieres:
Saturday, November 14, 10:15 am: The View through My Window
Saturday, December 12, 10:15 am: Silhouetted Sunset Drawing

Daring Desserts (Episode 19, 10/24/20)

Project Overview:
For this week’s Heckscher at Home Kids Edition, we will learn about Biennial artist Christa Maiwald! Together we will look closely at her artwork and discover her unusual materials and boundless imagination. After getting inspired by her piece Migration, we will get creative and make our own artwork!

Materials:

  • White paper
  • pencil
  • eraser
  • ruler
  • colored pencils/crayons/markers
  • Optional: play dough, model magic, or other clay

Summer Break Edition

Celebrate art and get outdoors with H@H Kids Edition: Summer Break! This special 6-week summer edition of H@H Kids explores a variety of different techniques and art materials as you enjoy some fresh air! Projects include watercolor painting, kindness rocks, leaf rubbings, and more!

Summer Break! Tin Foil Marker Printmaking (Episode 19, 8/16/20)

Project Overview

Have you ever tried printmaking? It is one of the oldest forms of art-making. There are many ways to create prints. Traditionally, an artist can make multiple copies of an image when printing with a printing plate, which can be printed over and over again. In this video, we will be making monoprints, a type of print where you can only make one copy of your print, so each one is one-of-a-kind! Let’s discover how to use simple materials to create our own monoprints right at home.

Materials

  • white paper
  • spray bottle filled with water
  • washable colored markers
  • tin foil
  • scissors
  • sharpies or other permanent markers (optional)

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Summer Break! Leaf Rubbing (Episode 18, 8/8/20)

Project Overview:

Together we will discover what a rubbing is and how to use things in nature to create them! After getting inspired by our surroundings, we will get creative and make our own artwork using this new technique. Everyone’s artwork will be unique depending on what they find around their own homes outside!

Materials:
paper
crayons
leaves

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Summer Break! Sponge Painting (Episode 17, 8/1/20)

Project Overview:

First, we will learn how to use sponges as an art tool and then create a unique work of art! After getting inspired by our surroundings, we will get creative and make our own artwork using our new technique.

Materials:

  • paper (white paper and colored papers)
  • pencil
  • sponges
  • sharpie
  • coloring materials
  • paper plates
  • tempera paint
  • scissors
  • paper towels

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Summer Break! Kindness Rocks (Episode 16, 7/25/20)

Project Overview:

First, we will learn about what a Kindness Rock is and how we can express ourselves! After getting inspired by nature and our surroundings, we will get creative and make our own art. We’ll be creating positive messages and art to spread in our community and loved ones!

Materials:

  • smooth rock
  • acrylic paint
  • pencil
  • brushes
  • paper towels
  • cup filled with water
  • DecoArt Duraclear Gloss Varnish (or comparable water-based sealer for outdoors)
  • optional: paint pens/markers for details

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Summer Break! Pressed Flowers Bookmark (Episode 15, 7/18/20)

Project Overview:

First, we will learn different methods of pressing flowers and leaves! After getting inspired by nature and our surroundings, we will get creative and make our own pressed flowers bookmark. Exploring nature around our homes will help everyone create their own unique floral designs!

Flower Pressing Materials – Method 1: Quick

  • paper
  • paper towels
  • flowers
  • scissors
  • heavy dish (microwave safe)

Flower Pressing Materials – Method 2: Time & Patience

  • two pieces of wax paper
  • scissors
  • flowers
  • heavy book
  • (and time!)

Bookmark Materials

  • paper
  • clear contact paper
  • crayons
  • yarn
  • hole puncher

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Summer Break! Watercolor Painting (Episode 14, 7/11/20)

Project Overview:

First, we will learn about what a landscape is and how to sketch before we begin painting! After getting inspired by nature and our surroundings, we will get creative and make our own artwork. We’ll be using our observation skills to create a one of a kind watercolor painting!

Materials:

  • paper
  • pencil
  • brushes
  • watercolor

  • paper towels
  • tape
  • ruler
  • cup filled with water (halfway)
  • scissors (optional, for cutting viewfinder)

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Looking In & Looking Out: Lift-a-Flap Fun (Episode 13, 6/16/20)

Left: Emilio Sanchez, La Casa Vivienda, 1981/1987/1991, Color lithograph on paper. Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation. Right: Project sample.

For this week’s Heckscher at Home Kids Edition, we will be learning about artist Emilio Sanchez and his piece La Casa Vivienda, which is from the Museum’s permanent collection. Then, Museum educators, Alyssa Matthews and Lisa Sayedi will guide you every step of the way as you discover, imagine, and create your own artwork!

Project Overview:

First, we will learn about Emilio Sanchez and uncover details together as we look closely at this work of art. After getting inspired by his piece La Casa Vivienda, we will get creative and make our own artwork. We’ll be using our imaginations to create a house filled with the past, present, and future!

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Trick the Eye with Op Art! (Episode 12, 6/9/20)

Left: Richard Anuskiewicz, Temple of Ochre, 1982, Acrylic on canvas. Gift of Lydie and Edward Shulfro. Right: Project sample.

For this week’s Heckscher at Home Kids Edition, we will be learning about artist Richard Anuskiewicz and his piece Temple of Ochre, which is from the Museum’s permanent collection. Then, Lisa Sayedi, Lead Museum Educator, will guide you every step of the way as you discover, imagine, and create your own artwork!

Project Overview:

First, we will learn about Richard Anuskiewicz and uncover details together as we look closely at this work of art. After getting inspired by his piece Temple of Ochre, we will get creative and make our own artwork. We’ll be creating optical illusions to trick the sharpest of minds (and eyes)!

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Build-A-Buddy (Episode 11, 6/2/20)

Left: Lee Adler, Two Figures, c. 1975, Serigraph on paper.
Right: Project sample.

For this week’s Heckscher at Home Kids Edition, we will be learning about artist Lee Adler and his piece Two Figures, which is from the Museum’s permanent collection. Then, Lisa Sayedi, Lead Museum Educator, will guide you every step of the way as you discover, imagine, and create your own artwork!

Project Overview:

First, we will learn about Lee Adler and uncover details together as we look closely at this work of art. After getting inspired by his piece Two Figures, we will get creative and make our own artwork. We’ll be using paper and glue to create a one of a kind robot collage!

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Tear It Up! (Episode 10, 5/26/20)

Left: Lillian Dodson, Earth Skin, 1972, Acrylic on canvas.
Right: Project sample.

For this week’s Heckscher at Home Kids Edition, we will be learning about artist Lillian Dodson and her piece Earth Skin, which is from the Museum’s permanent collection. Then, Lisa Sayedi, Lead Museum Educator, will guide you every step of the way as you discover, imagine, and create your own artwork!

Project Overview:
First, we will learn about Lillian Dodson and uncover details together as we look closely at this work of art. After getting inspired by her painting Earth Skin, we will get creative and make our own artwork. We’ll be using torn paper and glue to create a one-of-a-kind collage!

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Abstract Jumble (Episode 9, 5/19/20)

Left: Risaburo Kimura, Amsterdam, 1973, Serigraph on paper. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel S. Mandel. Right: Project sample.

We will be learning about artist Risaburo Kimura and his piece Amsterdam, which is from the Museum’s permanent collection. Then, Lisa Sayedi, Lead Museum Educator, will guide you every step of the way as you discover, imagine, and create your own artwork!

Project Overview:
First, we will learn about Risaburo Kimura and uncover details together as we look closely at his work of art. After getting inspired by his print Amsterdam, we will get creative and make our own artwork. We’ll be using paper, coloring materials, and scissors to create a one of a kind abstract jumble!

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"Family" Portraits (Episode 8, 5/12/20)

Left to right:Fairfield Porter, Elizabeth in a Red Chair, 1961, Oil on canvas. Micarlys Ramirez, Ydelim in a Green Chair, Acrylic on canvas, Brentwood HS, Third Place, The Hadley Prize, Long Island’s Best 2020. Project sample: Hello Kitty in a Gray Chair.

We will be learning about artist Fairfield Porter and his painting Elizabeth in a Red Chair, which is from the Museum’s permanent collection, and high school artist Micarlys Ramirez and her painting Ydelim in a Green Chair. Then, Lisa Sayedi, Lead Museum Educator, will guide you every step of the way as you discover, imagine, and create your own artwork!

Project Overview:
First, we will learn about Fairfiled Porter and Micarlys Ramirez and then uncover details together as we look closely at both of their paintings. After getting inspired by Elizabeth in a Red Chair and Ydelim in a Green Chair, we will get creative and make our portraits using paper and coloring materials!

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FANtastic Fans (Episode 7, 5/5/20)

Top: Miriam Schapiro, In the Heat of Winter, 1995, Silkscreen and collage on paper. Bottom: Project sample.

We will be learning about artist Miriam Schapiro and her piece In the Heat of Winter, which is from the Museum’s permanent collection. Then, Lisa Sayedi, Lead Museum Educator, will guide you every step of the way as you discover, imagine, and create your own artwork!

Project Overview:
First, we will learn about Miriam Schapiro and uncover details together as we look closely at her work of art. After getting inspired by her collage In the Heat of Winter, we will get creative and make our own folded fans using paper, coloring materials, and scissors to collage our own fabulous fans!

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Space Ody”Sea” Crayon Resist Painting (Episode 6, 4/28/20)

Left: Ann McCoy, The Night Sea, 1978, Lithograph on Arches paper in two pieces, hand-colored with colored pencils. Right: Space Ody”Sea” Project Sample.

We will be learning about artist Ann McCoy and her piece The Night Sea, which is from the Museum’s permanent collection. Then, Lisa Sayedi, Lead Museum Educator, will guide you every step of the way as you discover, imagine, and create your own underwater/outerspace artwork!

Project Overview:
First, we will learn about Ann McCoy and uncover details together as we look closely at her work of art. After getting inspired by her diptych The Night Sea, we will get creative and make our own artwork using paper, crayons, and paint to explore the crayon resist process! (If you don’t have both crayons and watercolor paint on hand, no worries, this project can also be created as a painting or drawing.)

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Mask Masterpiece (Episode 5, 4/21/20)

Left: Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas, “Jazz,” Lightning I, 1992. Right: Project sample.

We will be learning about artist Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas and her piece “Jazz”, Lightning I, which is from the Museum’s permanent collection. Then, Lisa Sayedi, Lead Museum Educator, will guide you every step of the way as you discover, imagine, and create your own mask masterpiece!

Project Overview:
First, we will learn about Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas and uncover details together as we look closely at her work of art. After getting inspired by her sculpture “Jazz”, Lightning I, we will get creative and make our own masks using cut paper and crayons, colored pencils, or markers!

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Garden Collage (Episode 4, 4/14/20)

Left: Amanda Valdez, Sticky Garden, 2019, Embroidery, fabric, oil stick on mounted paper, and canvas. 16 x 14 in. On loan from Amanda Valdez and Denny Dimin Gallery. Right: Project sample.

We will be learning about contemporary artist Amanda Valdez and her piece Sticky Garden, which is on view online in the exhibition Amanda Valdez: Piecework. Then, Lisa Sayedi, Lead Museum Educator, will guide you every step of the way as you discover, imagine, and create your own garden-inspired collage!

Project Overview:
First, we will learn about Amanda Valdez and discover her techniques and methods for combining many materials including embroidery and oil stick. After looking at Amanda’s work Sticky Garden, we will get creative and make our own unique collages using cut paper and crayons, colored pencils, markers, or pastels!

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Circus Tent Fun (Episode 3, 4/7/20)

Top: Project sample. Bottom: George Luks, The Circus Tent, c. 1928-30 [detail], Oil on canvas.

We will be learning about the work of art Circus Tent by George Luks in our collection and getting inspired to create our own imaginative circus tents! Lisa Sayedi, Lead Museum Educator, will guide you through every step of the way as you discover, imagine, and create.

Project Overview:
First, discover George Luks’ artwork, learning about detailscontrast, and line. Feeling inspired and using your imagination, create your own fold-out drawing with crayons, colored pencil, or marker!

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Calder Colorful Balloon Drawing (Episode 2, 3/31/20)

Left: Alexander Calder, Balloons, n.d., Lithograph on Arches paper. Gift of Argosy Partners and Bond Street Partners. Right: Project sample

We will be learning about the work of art Balloons by Alexander Calder in our collection and getting inspired to create our own colorful balloon drawings! Lisa Sayedi, Lead Museum Educator, will guide you through every step of the way as you discover, imagine, and create.

Project Overview:
First, dive into Calder’s artwork, learning about colorgeometric shape, and line. Feeling inspired and using your imagination, create your own colorful balloons drawing with crayons or colored pencil!

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Abstract & Realistic Foil Sculptures (Episode 1, 3/24/20)

We will be using an everyday household item to create art – tin foil! We will be learning about the abstract sculpture Space Loom XXIII by Ibram Lassaw in our collection and then getting inspired to create our own three-dimensional masterpieces! Lisa Sayedi, Lead Museum Educator, will guide you through every step of the way as you discover, imagine, and create.

Project Overview:
First, dive into Lassaw’s artwork, learning about lineformtexture and positive and negative space. Feeling inspired, create your own abstract sculpture with foil! Next, learn about realistic art and make our own sculpture of a real person, place, or thing.

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