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      September 5, 2020


      1801 Mountain Road Northwest
      Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104

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      DOWNLOAD — Family Art from Home

      All ages will enjoy our family art projects. Download a new project each week. Try your hand working with a variety of art mediums that you have available at home. Child and grown-up friendly! DOWNLOAD WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19Glue and Oil Pastel Portraits

      Put your pencil away and grab some glue to draw an expressive portrait of yourself or someone you know.Totem Creatures

      In many indigenous cultures around the world, totems are created to represent a person’s family or their tribe. They are often symbolized through animals or people. In this project, you can create a totem that symbolizes your family by using items found around your home.Torn Paper Art

      Enjoy the imprecision of torn paper pieces while creating a portrait, landscape, or still life.Ink Insects

      Craft beautiful handmade insects that you would welcome in your home! Insects can be placed in sight wherever they can be enjoyed.Frame It!

      Transform a matchbox into a three dimensional decorative frame for your special image or photograph.No Yarn Required

      This weaving project uses common materials found around the home. Use unexpected materials to create a unique necklace or art weaving to hang on your wall.Star Book

      Make a star shaped book by using paper folding techniques and common materials around the home. This handcrafted book is a beautiful place to preserve your drawings or the stories you want to tell.Yes, we can!

      CAN ACTIVISM is art made of recycled cans with a positive message. The art can be in the form of words, visual designs, or a combination of both. These elements can be nailed onto poles, wooden fences, or movable wooden panels.Funny Free-form Face

      Create a humorous portrait—no drawing skills required! Add a decorative frame to make your portrait display-ready.

       Kinetic Face

      Kinetic art depends on motion for its effects. In this project, create a kinetic sculpture animating the facial features of either yourself or a family member. This project has many steps so you can easily assign different parts of the project to others and make it a true family project!.Silver Lining Cloud Suncatcher

      Celebrate the arrival of the monsoon season by creating a sun catcher inspired by the stormy skies.Modernist Bird Mobile

      American Artist Charlie Harper is best known for his stylized wildlife prints and illustrations. Make a bird mobile inspired by the artist and the birds in your backyard.Father's Day Tie

      Make a great wearable art piece to celebrate your father on his special day!Mini Paper Flowers

      Make a beautiful paper flower or a whole bouquet from materials you have at home.Spring Mobile

      Make a colorful mobile to celebrate the arrival of spring.Hand in Foil

      In North Africa and the Middle East, dating back to the 7th century, people of all faiths have used hand shaped amulets called “Hamsa” to offer protection to ward off danger. In this project create your own amulet using tin foil.Shove a Penny Board Game

      Nothing brings families and friends together more than a good, old-fashioned board game. This game from the shuffleboard family is played in pubs primarily in United Kingdom. Two players or two teams compete using pennies.Territorial NM "Tinwork" Frame

      Ornamental tinwork originated in New Mexico during the mid-19th century as food products in tin cans arrived through the Santa Fe Trail. As people in New Mexico had limited access to material for artmaking, containers that once held products like coffee, lard, and kerosene were repurposed into picture frames, nichos, candle sconces, and more. Create your own version of New Mexican tinwork at home using aluminum foil.3D Paper Character

      Explore the world of 3D using simple materials around your home. Create a character expressing your different moods or the faces of your family, friends or neighbors.Radial Abstract Designs

      Radial designs move from the center to the edge of a circle. In this project, words and color form the basis for the design. Watch your words transform into a beautiful abstract artwork before your eyes.International Sculpture Day

      Betty Sabo was a painter and sculptor who spent most of her life in Albuquerque. Sabo’s paintings and bronze sculptures can be found in many public spaces around town. Julia Resting is a sculpture and portrait of Julia Seligman, a long-time volunteer at Albuquerque Museum and a friend of the sculptor.  Julia was known for her elaborate jewelry, and could often be seen sitting outside the Museum. Sabo was able to capture both of these things in her inviting sculpture, which encourages visitors to take a moment to sit and relax with her friend.Botanical Art Illustrations

      Celebrate spring and the new growth around you. Make your own botanical illustration inspired by your surroundings and imagination. 


      All ages welcome! Every Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m., create a work of art in the Museum School. Try your hand working with a variety of art mediums. Child and grown-up friendly! A different project every week.

      Family Art Workshops are made possible in part by a generous donation from Wells Fargo.


      Cost: Free

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