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Connecting Through the Arts

Engage with Ideas, Connect with Community

We are more dedicated than ever to providing arts access for all during this unprecedented time. All of us at SVMoA and CoF are channeling our innermost creativity to bring the arts to YOU! We are developing fun online tools, ideas and inspiration for you to engage and stay connected from your homes. We hope you enjoy!

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Art Activities

For Families & Students



AFTERNOON ART: Name Critters

This project is inspired by the artist Joaquín Torres-García, whose painted wooden toys are part of the current exhibition Free Play. For this project you will need: copy paper, markers and scissors.

Recommended for ages 6 and up.


AFTERNOON ART: Boomtown Boxes

This project is inspired by the interactive sculpture Boomtown by the artist Tucker Nichols. Boomtown encourages visitors to build their own sculptural cities using wooden blocks and other materials. For this project you will be using a variety of empty paperboard boxes to create a cityscape.

Recommended for ages 6 and up—adult supervision advised when using hot glue.

 

 


COMPANY OF FOOLS STAGES OF WONDER—AT HOME THEATRE GAMES: Episode 2

Melodie Taylor-Mauldin shares some terrific at home theatre exercises to do with your family. Episode 2.


COMPANY OF FOOLS STAGES OF WONDER—AT HOME THEATRE GAMES: Episode 1

Melodie Taylor-Mauldin shares some terrific at home theatre exercises to do with your family. Episode 1.

 

 


AFTERNOON ART: A-Mazing Art

This project is inspired by the artist Matt Sellars’s art, Ruta Alternativa (Alternative Route). For this project you will be using a variety of empty paperboard boxes to create your own mini maze. To create this you will need: Empty Paper board boxes, hot glue, masking tape scissors, acrylic paint, found objects and small ball or marble Optional: hole punch reinforcements and other stickers or markers.

Recommended for ages 7 and up.


AFTERNOON ART: Paper Amusement Parks

This project is inspired by the sculptor Isamu Noguchi’s drawings and models for playgrounds, play equipment and toys. To create this you will need glue, paper and scissors.

Recommended for ages 6 and up.

 

 


COMPANY OF FOOLS STAGES OF WONDER—AT HOME THEATRE GAMES: Episode 3

Company of Fools and Andrew Alburger present our next Stages of Wonder exercise called "What Am I?"!

All you'll need are some unique household items to play this game! Episode 3.


COMPANY OF FOOLS STAGES OF WONDER—AT HOME THEATRE GAMES: Episode 4

Actor Andrew Alburger presents "What Do I Hear?", our next online Stages of Wonder activity, aimed at helping children focus on the world around them. Episode 4.

 

 


Afternoon Art: Spread Sunshine with Chalk

This video encourages families to spread positive messages through art. Learn how to make homemade chalk paint using a few simple ingredients from your kitchen.

Recommended for families of all ages.


Art Game: Expanding on an Image

Join us for a fun art game. Enjoy this art game alone, or play with as many people as you like.

Recommended for families of all ages.

 

 

 

 


COMPANY OF FOOLS STAGES OF WONDER—AT HOME THEATRE GAMES: Episode 5

Company of Fools is back with another Stages of Wonder exercise brought to you by actor Andrew Alburger!

In this game called "What's Missing?", Andrew presents an activity designed to test children's powers of observation. Epsiode 5.


COMPANY OF FOOLS STAGES OF WONDER—AT HOME THEATRE GAMES: Episode 6 

Join artist Christine Leslie for another episode of Stages of Wonder theatre games!

Today Christine shares an exercise called "Where Am I?", along with another wonderful game known as "The Egg", both designed to inspire creativity in your little ones. Hooray for the imagination! Episode 6.

 

 


Afternoon Art: Flowers for Friends

The artist Tucker Nichols project,  Flowers for Sick People
www.flowersforsickpeople.org, is an inspiring act of kindness and the inspiration for this project. 

For this project you will need: Office supply stickers, markers and paper

Recommended for people of all ages. 


Afternoon Art: Flowers and Love Bugs

Love Bugs and Flowers an Up-cycled Bouquet for Mother’s Day With Mother’s Day is right around the corner is video provides directions to create a fun and simple gift for that special person.

For this project you need: Egg carton, scissors, paint or markers, glue, sticks, box and jar.

Recommended for people ages 6 and up - adult supervision advised if using hot glue

 

 


Afternoon Art: Art Kit

The Sun Valley Museum of Art is proud to have been able to provide Art Kits for the elementary students in the Blaine County School District. This video reviews simple tips for using and taking care of the colored pencils, watercolor paint pans and white school glue included in the kit.

Recommended for elementary school students and parents.

The Student Art Kits were is provided by Sun Valley Museum of Art and made possible through the generous support of Kay Hardy and Gregory Kaslo.


Afternoon Art: We the People

In honor of Memorial Day, this video revisits the past BIG IDEA exhibition, We the People, Protest and Patriotism.

The drawing project in this video provides an opportunity for families to discuss national US symbols and then draw their own national symbol.

Recommended for people ages 6 and up.

 

Actividades de Arte

para Familias y Estudiantes



Arte por la Tarde: Cajas en Boomtown

Este proyecto está inspirado por la escultura interactiva creada por el artista Tucker Nichols. Boomtown alienta a los visitantes a crear su propia ciudad escultural, utilizando bloques de madera y otros materiales. Para este proyecto utilizaras una variedad de cajas de cartón vacías para crear tu paisaje urbano.

Recomendado para personas de edades de 6 en adelante.

Se recomienda la supervisión de un adulto al utilizar pegamento caliente.


Arte por la Tarde: Creando Bichos con tu nombre!

Este proyecto está inspirado en el artista Joaquín Torres-García, cuyos juguetes de madera pintados son parte de la exposición actual Juego Libre. Para este proyecto necesitarás: papel de copia, marcadores y tijeras.

Recomendado para personas de 6 años en adelante.

 

 


Arte por la Tarde: Arte Asombrosa

Este proyecto está inspirado en la obra de arte titulada “Ruta Alternativa” del artista Matt Sellars, . Para este proyecto, utilizará una variedad de cajas de cartón vacías para crear su propio mini laberinto. Para crear esto, necesitará: Cajas de cartón vacías, pegamento caliente, tijeras y cinta adhesiva, pintura acrílica y una pelota pequeña o canica.

Opcional: Etiquetas adhesivas y marcadores.

Recomendado para personas de 7 años en adelante.


Arte por la Tarde: Parques de atracciones elaborado con papel

Este proyecto está inspirado por los dibujos y modelos para parques de juego y juguetes del esculptor Isamu Noguchi. Para crear esto necesitarás pegamento, papel y tijeras.

Recomendado para personas de 6 años en adelante.

 

 


Arte por la Tarde: Esparciendo un rayito de sol

Esparciendo un rayito de sol utilizando pintura de gis. Este video alienta a las familias a compartir un mensaje positivo a través del arte. Aprende como hacer pintura de gis casera utilizando unos simples ingredientes de tu cocina.

Recommendado para familias de todas edades.


Juego De Arte: EXPANDIÉNDOSE EN UNA IMAGEN!

Únete a nosotros para un divertido juego de arte. Disfruta de este juego solo o juega con tantas personas como quieras.

Recomendado para familias de todas las edades.

 

 


Arte por la Tarde: Flores Para Las Amistades

El proyecto del artista Tucker Nichols, Flowers for Sick People www.flowersforsickpeople.org, es un acto inspirador de amabilidad y la inspiración para este proyecto.

Para este proyecto necesitará: calcomanías, marcadores y hojas de máquina.

Recomendado para personas de todas las edades.


Arte por la Tarde: Insectos Amorosos

Flores y bichos amorosos, un ramo reciclado para el día de las madres! Con el Día de la Madres a la vuelta de la esquina, el video brinda instrucciones para crear un regalo divertido y sencillo para esa persona especial.

Para este proyecto necesita: cartón de huevos, tijeras, pintura o marcadores, pegamento, palillos de madera, una caja vacía y un frasco.

Recomendado para personas de 6 años en adelante: se recomienda la supervisión de un adulto si utiliza pegamento caliente.

 

 


Arte por la Tarde: Kit de Arte

El Sun Valley Museum of Art está orgulloso de poder proporcionar kits de arte para los estudiantes de educación primaria, en el distrito escolar del condado de Blaine.

Este video nos muestra algunos trucos y recomendaciones para cuidar y utilizar tus lápices de colores, acuarelas y pegamento liquido incluidos en este kit.

Estos kits de arte estudiantiles fueron proporcionados por el Sun Valley Museum of Art y hechos realidad gracias al generoso apoyo de Anita Kay y Gregory Kaslo.


Arte por la Tarde: Nosotros la Gente, Protesta y Patriotismo

Para este proyecto necesitarás: Periódico, crayolas, un lápiz y un marcador negro.

Recomendado para niños de edades de 6 en adelante.

 

 

 

Art Therapy Open Studios

For Individuals & Adults



ART THERAPY OPEN STUDIOS: Collages for Community

The video above introduces the first of our art therapy community open studios, Collages for Community. The Community open studios will provide the opportunity for you to connect to SVMoA's current BIG IDEA: Free Play through an art project that allows you to explore an artist from our exhibition through a video, your own art making, and in a community wide context!


ART THERAPY OPEN STUDIOS: FORT-ifying Connection!

The video will guide you through two of the artist's in Free Play, our current BIG IDEA & visual arts exhibition, and help you connect it to your own sculpting and fort making

 

Other Fun Stuff!

Doodle & Drink, Art Challenges & Artist Info


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Doodle & Drink (Albergotti & Medina)

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Doodle & Drink
Enjoy a glass of wine, a cup of tea or a glass of milk while you join us in a fun doodling exercise using the following quote and poem to inspire a drawing!

For all ages—adults and children—for anyone!
May 11, 2020
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MK Guth with lilies

Visual Art Insights: Camas Prairie with MK Guth

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Our Summer, BIG IDEA project, Camas Prairie looks at exploring the landscapes and history of Idaho’s Camas Prairie which has been an important food for the Shoshone and Bannock people for centuries.
May 5, 2020
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Camas with Onions by Daniel Gordon

Visual Art Insights: Camas Prairie with Daniel Gordon

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Our Summer, BIG IDEA project, Camas Prairie looks at exploring the landscapes and history of Idaho’s Camas Prairie which has been an important food for the Shoshone and Bannock people for centuries.
May 5, 2020
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Doodle & Drink- Thoreau Adult

Doodle & Drink (Thoreau & Silverstein)

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Doodle & Drink
Enjoy a glass of wine, a cup of tea or a glass of milk while you join us in a fun doodling exercise using the following quote and poem to inspire a drawing!

For all ages—adults and children—for anyone!
May 4, 2020
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Pich's Camas Blub

Visual Art Insights: Camas Prairie Intro with Sopheap Pich

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Our Summer, BIG IDEA project, Camas Prairie looks at exploring the landscapes and history of Idaho’s Camas Prairie which has been an important food for the Shoshone and Bannock people for centuries.
April 29, 2020
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Anthony Hernandez by Judith Freeman

Visual Art Insights: Camas Prairie Intro with Anthony Hernandez

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Our Summer, BIG IDEA project, Camas Prairie looks at exploring the landscapes and history of Idaho’s Camas Prairie which has been an important food for the Shoshone and Bannock people for centuries.
April 29, 2020
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Children's Doodle

Doodle & Drink (Tuama & Alarcon)

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Doodle & Drink
Enjoy a glass of wine, a cup of tea or a glass of milk while you join us in a fun doodling exercise using the following quote and poem to inspire a drawing!

For all ages—adults and children—for anyone!
April 28, 2020
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Doodle & Drink - Frost & Yolan I

Doodle & Drink (Frost & Yolan)

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Doodle & Drink
Enjoy a glass of wine, a cup of tea or a glass of milk while you join us in a fun doodling exercise using the following quote and poem to inspire a drawing!

For all ages—adults and children—for anyone!
April 21, 2020
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Doodle & Drink - Alfred Noyes, Adult

Doodle & Drink (Ryan & Noyes)

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Doodle & Drink
Enjoy a glass of wine, a cup of tea or a glass of milk while you join us in a fun doodling exercise using the following quote and poem to inspire a drawing!

For all ages—adults and children—for anyone!
April 14, 2020
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Doodle & Drink - Williams and Potter

Doodle & Drink (Williams & Potter)

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Doodle & Drink
Enjoy a glass of wine, a cup of tea or a glass of milk while you join us in a fun doodling exercise using the following quote and poem to inspire a drawing!

For all ages—adults and children—for anyone!
April 14, 2020