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Shading Pears

Shading Pears

Saturday, January 16th 2021

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - January 16, 2021 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: Shading Pears Shading Pears! We’re going to blend, smudge and shade in...

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A Generous Gift: Dorothy Knowles Paintings

A Generous Gift: Dorothy Knowles Paintings

Thursday, January 14th 2021

Posted in: MAG Collection History

Over the next three weeks, we will be looking at three generous gifts given to the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery by Father Jozef Wroblewski. Father Jozef is originally from Winnipeg but came to Red Deer as Pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and...

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Catch a Snowflake Mitten

Catch a Snowflake Mitten

Wednesday, January 13th 2021

Posted in: Art Instruction

miniMAG at home - Catch a Snowflake Mitten Draw a colourful mitten and catch a falling Snowflake in today’s #minimagathome art activity! Download Instructions here What you need: blue construction paper, oil pastels, white paper for...

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The Origin: Men's Grass Dance

The Origin: Men's Grass Dance

Monday, January 11th 2021

Posted in: Exhibits

Listen to Knowledge Keeper Leroy Whitstone, a member of Northern Cree, and from Onion Lake Cree Nation. The Grass Dance is considered a Great Plains Dance, and Leroy tells a version from the Dakota people. The...

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Bursts of Squares

Bursts of Squares

Saturday, January 9th 2021

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - January 9, 2021 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: Bursts of Squares Create art using tape and watercolours in today’s #MAGsatathome...

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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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