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Mother and Child, Jane Ash Poitras

Mother and Child, Jane Ash Poitras

Thursday, May 7th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

With Mother's Day just around the corner, we wanted to share an artwork that celebrates the special connection between mother and child. This Week's Work is: Jane Ash Poitras, Mother and Child, n.d., mixed media on canvas, Gift of...

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Coby TenHove

Coby TenHove

Wednesday, May 6th 2020

Posted in: History

Coby TenHove (Spuijbrock) Vlaardingen, Netherlands In December 1944, Jacoba (Coby) Spuijbrock was born in the middle of the night by the light of an oil lamp. With the scarcity of resources, her family was lucky to find oil in it. Food...

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It's a Barnyard in Here

It's a Barnyard in Here

Wednesday, May 6th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with miniMAG - May 6, 2020 Time for miniMAG at home! It's a Barnyard in Here! We are creating a barnyard in your home today. Make your favorite farm animal with all the colours and patterns you can...

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Leonard Miller

Leonard Miller

Tuesday, May 5th 2020

Posted in: History

Sapper Leonard Miller Innisfail/Dickson, Alberta 1918-1945 Image: Leonard Miller official military portrait Leonard Alfred Miller was born on his family farm in the Cottonwood District west of Innisfail on June 27, 1918 to Jesse...

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Patterned Snake

Patterned Snake

Saturday, May 2nd 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - May 2, 2020 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: Patterned Snakes Today you will be drawing a snake and then colouring it in with many...

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4742 - 56 St, David Plumtree

4742 - 56 St, David Plumtree

Thursday, April 30th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

Happy Thursday, MAG community! This Week's Work is: David Plumtree, 4742 - 56 St., watercolour on paper, Gift of David & Elizabeth Plumtree, 2019.32.3 David Plumtree and his late wife, Elizabeth, immigrated to Red Deer...

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Wednesday, April 29th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with miniMAG - April 29, 2020 Time for miniMAG at home! Brown Bear, Brown Bear Have you ever wanted to use a fork to paint with? No? Well, maybe you will now. We will be using a fork to paint the fuzzy on...

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From the Collection: Corona & Toilet Paper?

From the Collection: Corona & Toilet Paper?

Tuesday, April 28th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

We came across these two little gems in our recent re-organization and shuffle of our MAGCentral Lending collection. With the Corona virus on the top of our minds – we were surprised to see a typewriter with the brand name Corona in...

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DIY Printed Patches

DIY Printed Patches

Saturday, April 25th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - April 25, 2020 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: DIY Printed Patches Drawing inspiration from DIY and punk rock, we’re going to make...

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Morning Heat and Steeple, David More

Morning Heat and Steeple, David More

Thursday, April 23rd 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

Welcome to our first Work of the Week post! Well, not actually. You may have seen similar posts on our Facebook page over the years, but this is the first of a series of posts you can look forward to seeing weekly right on our blog. Check back each...

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miniMAG - Button Animals

miniMAG - Button Animals

Wednesday, April 22nd 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with miniMAG - April 22, 2020 Time for miniMAG at home! Button Animals Animals and buttons, what a great combination! Create/use a template to trace your animal (our example is an elephant), and then fill...

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How to paint with Watercolours

How to paint with Watercolours

Tuesday, April 21st 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Welcome to our first art instruction video! Lynn LeCorre, Education Coordinator at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, will show you how watercolours can be playful and fun. She will show you how to paint an ammonite. This watercolour project is...

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