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Paper Bag Puppets

Paper Bag Puppets

Wednesday, August 5th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Paper Bag Puppets Family Art Wednesdays Today for Family Art Wednesdays, you will be creating paper bag puppets! Will you make an animal puppet? Person puppet? T-rex puppet? Download the instructions here. What you need: Paper bag...

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Summer Camps: Virtual Exhibit (week 4)

Summer Camps: Virtual Exhibit (week 4)

Tuesday, August 4th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

MAG Summer Camps: July 27-31 Virtual Exhibit Our fourth week of A Week @ the Museum: Summer Camps was a busy one with 14 campers joining us for the week. With all the summer heat, kids played at the splash park most days and did lots of outdoor...

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Abstract Landscape

Abstract Landscape

Saturday, August 1st 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - August 1, 2020 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: Abstract Landscape Is it a landscape? Is it a topographical map? Is it abstract art? Who...

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Embroidered Dress, Family Circle magazine

Embroidered Dress, Family Circle magazine

Thursday, July 30th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection History

For today's Work of the Week, we are looking at another lovingly hand-crafted garment from our collection! Embroidered Dress, polyester/wool blend, Family Circle magazine, 1972. Gift of Barbara Irwin, 1982.40.7 This dress was made by...

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Cardboard Robot

Cardboard Robot

Wednesday, July 29th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Cardboard Robot Family Art Wednesdays What sound does a robot make? Today you are going to assemble a variety of items to create your very own cardboard robot! Download the instructions here. What you need: Paper + pencil to plan...

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Summer Camps: Virtual Exhibit (week 3)

Summer Camps: Virtual Exhibit (week 3)

Monday, July 27th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

MAG Summer Camps: July 20-24 Virtual Exhibit Last week we saw a nice mix of rain and shine, and had a variety of activities for campers both indoors and out. The 6-8 group experimented with Tons of Texture in their abstract paper artworks, and...

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Tape Resist Birch Trees

Tape Resist Birch Trees

Saturday, July 25th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - July 25, 2020 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: Tape Resist Birch Trees Today you will be creating marbled ‘lollipops&rsquo...

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Hand Knit Yellow Sweater

Hand Knit Yellow Sweater

Thursday, July 23rd 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection History

Here’s something sunshiney and bright for today's Work of the Week! Hand knit yellow sweater, late 1930s, Corticelli Knitting book. Gifts of Doris Ballantine, 1999.48.20. This sweater was made by Mrs. Ballantine for her...

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Stained Glass Frames

Stained Glass Frames

Wednesday, July 22nd 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Stained Glass Frames Family Art Wednesdays Today is a stained glass day. Kites or collages? It's up to you! This is a fun project that will end up with as much detail as you want to put into it. Feel free to make any shape! Today...

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Summer Camps: Virtual Exhibit (week 2)

Summer Camps: Virtual Exhibit (week 2)

Monday, July 20th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

MAG Summer Camps: July 13-17 Virtual Exhibit At last week's camp, attendees were treated to a tour of our collections (and absolutely loved it!). The 6-8 group were inspired by Historical landmarks in Red Deer and they did block printing with...

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Marbled Lollipop

Marbled Lollipop

Saturday, July 18th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - July 18, 2020 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: Marbled Lollipops Today you will be creating marbled ‘lollipops’! Colourful enough...

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Western Parade Suit

Western Parade Suit

Thursday, July 16th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection History

In the spirit of what is typically the Westerner Days Fair & Exposition week here in Red Deer, today's Work of the Week is: Western parade suit, 1950s, Made by Vaquero, California. Gift of Francis “Choppy” Steiner...

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