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Snowman

Snowman

Wednesday, January 6th 2021

Posted in: Art Instruction

miniMAG at home - Sockman Nope, Riceman Nope, SNOWMAN! Do you wanna build a snowman? How about one that doesn’t melt? Using a clean white sock and rice you can create your very own mini snowman – no glue or sewing...

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Meet the Curators: Patrick & Marrisa Mitsuing

Meet the Curators: Patrick & Marrisa Mitsuing

Monday, January 4th 2021

Posted in: Exhibits

Marrisa and Patrick Mitsuing are the creators and curators of Powwow! Ohcîwin The Origins. As well, Marrisa has created much of the beadwork in the exhibition. Patrick Mitsuing Patrick felt the world slow down and...

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Stained Glass Star

Stained Glass Star

Saturday, January 2nd 2021

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - January 2, 2021 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: Stained-Glass Star Create art using tape and watercolours in today’s #MAGsatathome...

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Shadow Animals

Shadow Animals

Saturday, December 26th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - December 26, 2020 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: Shadow Animals Create art using shadows of your favourite animal toy in today’s...

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas I, Margaret Seelye

We Wish You a Merry Christmas I, Margaret Seelye

Thursday, December 24th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

Merry Christmas Eve! The final Work in Red Deer artist Margaret Seelye's Country School Christmas series of monoprints that we've been looking at this month is, fittingly: We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Margaret Seelye. Monoprint...

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Shortbread Cookie Bake Off

Shortbread Cookie Bake Off

Wednesday, December 23rd 2020

Posted in: Tips, Tricks & Interesting Bits Historic Baking

Earlier this fall, MAG staff members Kim and Joanne battled it out in our Stewart Discovery Studio to put their shortbread cookie recipes to the test. Who's recipe did it better? Try out the recipes yourself to decide...

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Stacked Tree Sculpture

Stacked Tree Sculpture

Wednesday, December 23rd 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

miniMAG at home - Stacked Tree Sculpture (bonus activity) We’re cutting and stacking cardboard pieces again; only this time we’ll make a towering tree to drizzle with paint! Download Instructions here What you need...

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Shaving Cream Christmas Tree

Shaving Cream Christmas Tree

Wednesday, December 23rd 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

miniMAG at home - Shaving Cream Christmas Tree Let’s make prints with shaving cream then turn them into festive Christmas Trees! Or, instead of cutting a tree out you could use your print as uniquely colourful wrapping paper. For the...

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Historic Baking: Peanut Butter Slices

Historic Baking: Peanut Butter Slices

Tuesday, December 22nd 2020

Posted in: Historic Baking

Making Peanut Butter Slices with Kim, MAG Exhibitions Coordinator You had me at Peanut Butter…. Flipping through the St. Leonard’s cookbook was a treat. When I came across the Peanut Butter Slice recipe...

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Op-Art Reliefs

Op-Art Reliefs

Saturday, December 19th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - December 19, 2020 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: Op-Art Reliefs Time for a #MAGsatathome activity that requires minimal supplies. Drawing...

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Teaching Billy to Dance II, Margaret Seelye

Teaching Billy to Dance II, Margaret Seelye

Thursday, December 17th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

Next up in Red Deer artist Margaret Seelye's Country School Christmas series, this week's Work of the Week is: Teaching Billy to Dance II, Margaret Seelye. Monoprint, 1991 Margaret, born 1915 in Masset, in the Queen Charlotte...

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Family & Party Fare: 5 More Sweet Treats to Try

Family & Party Fare: 5 More Sweet Treats to Try

Wednesday, December 16th 2020

Posted in: Historic Baking

The second cookbook we are looking at this month as part of our Historic Baking: Holiday Edition series is: Family and Party Fare This little cookbook measures approx 4 x 6.5 inches and appears to be a community cookbook...

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