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Western Spring, Jean Pilch

Western Spring, Jean Pilch

Thursday, June 4th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

This week's Work of the Week is: Jean Pilch, Western Spring, 1997, pastel on paper, Bequest of Wendy Martindale, 2010.15.18 Jean Pilch is a talented Calgary artist whose depictions of Alberta’s varied landscapes are well...

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Little Chicks

Little Chicks

Wednesday, June 3rd 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with miniMAG - June 3, 2020 Little Chicks Chirp! Chirp! We’re making rainbow chicks today. You can download the instructions here What You Need: Egg cups, hot glue, acrylic paint, paint brushes...

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Hearts in the Window

Hearts in the Window

Saturday, May 30th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - May 30, 2020 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: Hearts in the Window You will be making your own tissue paper hearts to hang in your...

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Untitled (Lilacs), Victoria Unwin

Untitled (Lilacs), Victoria Unwin

Thursday, May 28th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

This week's Work of the Week is: Victoria Unwin, Untitled (Lilacs), n.d., watercolour on paper, Gift of Joyce Walsh, 2019.30.17 Victoria Unwin was a Lacombe school teacher, who along with her sister, lived in an historic home on...

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Sea Horse Relief

Sea Horse Relief

Wednesday, May 27th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Paper, yarn, watercolours and colours! We are making Sea Horses today and a space for them to live. Keeping the Creativity at Home with miniMAG - May 27, 2020 Time for miniMAG at home! Sea Horse Relief Neigh or click? Did you know sea...

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Lyndal Osborne Inspired Sculpture

Lyndal Osborne Inspired Sculpture

Saturday, May 23rd 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - May 23, 2020 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: Lyndal Osborne Inspired Sculpture You will be sculpting an organic relief out of found...

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Verdant Landscape, Pat Matheson

Verdant Landscape, Pat Matheson

Thursday, May 21st 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

This week's Work of the Week is: Pat Matheson, Verdant Landscape, 1994, ceramic, low fire oxidation, Gift of Pat Matheson, 2007.46.1 Local artist, Pat Matheson, created a series of ceramic sculptures and handmade paper wall sconces...

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Galaxy in a Jar

Galaxy in a Jar

Wednesday, May 20th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Who knows how large a galaxy is! These ones fit right inside a jar. Add in drawings to tell a story or set your jar over a tea light to see what happens Keeping the Creativity at Home with miniMAG - May 20, 2020 Time for miniMAG at...

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Historic Baking Pt 2: Lemon Sponge Cake

Historic Baking Pt 2: Lemon Sponge Cake

Tuesday, May 19th 2020

Posted in: Tips, Tricks & Interesting Bits History

This is Part 2 of a two-part baking series. View Part 1 here! Mmmmmm, cake. My adventure in trying out a Lemon Sponge Cake Recipe as described in Household Discoveries and Mrs. Curtis’s Cook Book, published in 1908. Melanie, our...

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Dreams

Dreams

Sunday, May 17th 2020

Posted in: History

#dreamsMW Image: Frederick R. McDonald, “Crowfoot’s Dream of Home”, Acrylic on Board, 1997, Purchased by the Red Deer Museum and District Society, MAG Collection #2016.10.1. Today’s Museum Week theme is focused on...

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MAG Saturdays Oil Pastel Butterflies

MAG Saturdays Oil Pastel Butterflies

Saturday, May 16th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - May 9, 2020 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: Oil Pastel Butterflies Butterflies are a great subject matter to use when learning about...

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Climate

Climate

Friday, May 15th 2020

Posted in: History

#ClimateMW Today’s Museum Week theme is Climate. From weather, to climate change and the future. Here we have a few artifacts on the theme of #climateMW. Image: Dr. Miles’ Weather Almanac and Handbook of Valuable Information...

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