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Family Friday Online

Be an art explorer and download a Family Friday project to do at home. Learn new techniques and skills as you investigate the Chazen’s permanent collection of artwork. Show us your artwork by posting it on Facebook or Instagram and tagging us @ChazenArtUW.

August 21: How to Make a Book

As Dr. Seuss once said, “you can find magic wherever you look” so join us for Family Friday and learn how to make a book!

Learn How to Make a Book

As Dr. Seuss once said, "you can find magic wherever you look" so join us for Family Friday and learn how to make a book!

Posted by Chazen Museum of Art on Friday, August 21, 2020

August 7: Sgrafitto for the Family

“Venerdi’ della famiglia” is Italian for Family Friday! Join us this week as we explore an ancient Italian technique for making art.

Exploring Sgrafitto for Family Friday

Venerdi' della famiglia is Italian for Family Friday! Join us this week as we explore an ancient Italian technique for making art.

Posted by Chazen Museum of Art on Friday, August 7, 2020

July 24: Marker Monoprints

Grab your washable markers and settle in as our curator of education shows you a new way to “color!”

Family Friday: Marker Monoprints

Grab your washable markers and settle in as our curator of education shows you a new way to "color!" #familyFriday #chazenartuw #ChazenAtHome

Posted by Chazen Museum of Art on Friday, July 24, 2020

July 17: Drip it Like Dali

Our curator of education shows you an unusual way to “play” with drinking straws!

July 10: Get Groovy with Tie-Dye

Ready to get groovy with our curator of education, who walks you through how to make tie-dye today in our Family Friday video? And stay tuned for a purrfectly adorable guest appearance at the end of the video!

Time to Tie-Dye With Family Friday

Ready to get groovy with our curator of education, who walks you through how to make tie-dye today in our Family Friday video? And stay tuned for a purrfectly adorable guest appearance at the end of the video!

Posted by Chazen Museum of Art on Thursday, July 9, 2020

 

July 3: Learn How to Block Print

You say potato, we say potahto—no matter how you say it, you’ll enjoy our latest Family Friday with the curator of education, who’ll show you how to make art with a potato (and corn!).

Potato Art for Family Friday!

You say potato, we say potahto—no matter how you say it, you'll enjoy our latest Family Friday with the curator of education, who'll show you how to make art with a potato (and corn!).

Posted by Chazen Museum of Art on Friday, July 3, 2020

 

June 26: Make Stickers at Home

It’s Family Friday! Grab some packing tape and a magazine and follow along as our Curator of Education shows you how to make DIY stickers from the comfort of your home.

DIY Stickers

It's Family Friday! Grab some packing tape and a magazine and follow along as our Curator of Education shows you how to make DIY stickers from the comfort of your home.

Posted by Chazen Museum of Art on Friday, June 26, 2020

 

May 29: Make Paper at Home

Tune in for the first in a series of videos on Facebook featuring fun at-home art projects you can try—usually with common household items you likely have on hand.

Curator of Education Candie Waterloo is walking us through the steps to make gorgeous marbled paper from home (with common household items). She’s using a work from our collection — Pink Flutter by Sam Gilliam — as her inspiration.

Make Paper at Home With the Chazen

We're trying something a little different for Family Friday today! Curator of Education Candie Waterloo is walking us through the steps to make gorgeous marbled paper from home (with common household items). She's using a work from our collection — Pink Flutter by Sam Gilliam — as her inspiration. She says, "This is one of my favorite paintings at the Chazen because the surface is incredibly rich in its simple color palette. The first time I saw it, I found myself enthralled at trying to figure out how this was made. And while he didn’t marble his surface, there are overlaps between the ways the colors mix and dance together in his work and this process." Follow along and share your creations from home in the comments below!

Posted by Chazen Museum of Art on Friday, May 29, 2020

May 22: Animals in Art

This Family Friday we invite you to try your own hand at coloring some popular images from the Chazen collection. Click on the images to learn more about the originals; download line drawings of the images to color at home.

Inagaki Tomoo Two Cats painting

Aus dem Alegau by RICHARD SEEWALD

Dachshund by KIYOSHI SAITO

Cizhou Ware Tiger Pillow by Unknown


May 15: Let’s Talk Climate

Take a look at the photograph below and tell us what you see. Download a Let’s Talk Climate activity packet (pdf) to complete at home.

ice floe photograph showing climate change and icebergs melting


May 8: Touching Textures

How does an artist make a picture that looks bumpy or furry or scratchy or soft? Learn more with this Touching Textures activity (pdf).

The Turtle Shell by Aaron Bohrod

Whorl artwork by Gillian Jagger


April 30: The Value of Art

Find the shadows and highlights that help our eyes see three dimensions where there are only two. Learn more with this Value of Art activity (pdf).

Apple on Plate Image by Toni Dusek

XXI abstract image by Marko Spalatin


April 24: Shaping Form

Shapes are flat; forms are fat. Look at the two artworks and then experiment with shapes and forms using our Shaping Form activity (pdf).

 

abstract colorful painting

Orange and Black Waves sculpture by Alexander Calder


April 10: Explore with Shapes

Look around for common shapes that artists use. Examine works from the Chazen collection and then experiment with shapes on your own with this Explore with Shapes activity (pdf).

Black Light I artwork by Louise NevelsonThe Treasure artwork by Jennifer Angus


April 3: Fun with Lines

A line is a dot that went for a walk: check out these works from the Chazen collection and then experiment with lines on your own with this Fun with Lines activity (pdf).

16 Square Grid artwork by Jennifer Bartlett

Green Creature artwork by Derrick Buisch