The Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery is closed until further notice due to the current public health restrictions in Alberta. TEACHERS we are NOW OFFERING VIRTUAL LEARNING for some of our school programs. Check out our blog for art activities and up to date news.

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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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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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Baby Koi in a Bag

Baby Koi in a Bag

Wednesday, May 13th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with miniMAG - May 13, 2020 Time for miniMAG at home! Baby Koi in a Bag! You'll be creating your own fish in a bag today in honour of the MAG’s koi fish. You get to paint a fish, put it in a bag...

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Jackson Pollock Inspired Splatter Art

Jackson Pollock Inspired Splatter Art

Saturday, May 9th 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: Jackson Pollock Inspired Splatter Art Using ink and straws, we will be creating colourful...

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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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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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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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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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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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3D Initials

3D Initials

Saturday, April 18th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - April 18, 2020 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: 3-D Initials At today's activity we will be using our initials and learning how one point...

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miniMAG - Dangly Fish

miniMAG - Dangly Fish

Wednesday, April 15th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with miniMAG - April 15, 2020 Time for miniMAG at home! DANGLY FISH! Fish or mermaids swimming, swimming, swimming. Make your swimming mobile out of egg cartons, paint and beads. This is a popular past...

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