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Henry Louis Stephens’ Frogs and Other Anthropomorphic Animals

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Go behind the scenes of the Brandywine's Walter and Leonore Annenberg Research Center as we dive into the Henry Louis Stephens Collection, which contains original drawings, published work and research materials relating to the Philadelphia-born illustrator, cartoonist, author and editor.

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Paper Platonic Solids

Monday, July 12, 2021

Inspired by the Brandywine’s new special exhibition “Ralston Crawford: Air & Space & War,” I wanted to make a craft that could merge Crawford’s multiple abstract languages—his loose, sketchy drawings and his hard-edge, geometric paintings. Handmade paper platonic solids seemed like just...

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Scratch Art Pride Flag

Thursday, June 17, 2021

In celebration of Pride Month, try creating your own Rainbow Flag with this fun DIY scratch art tutorial.

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Floral Fun and Unlikely Stamps

Friday, May 7, 2021

Spring has certainly sprung and each day you will start to see more and more flowers when you go outside. The Brandywine collection has many paintings inspired by flowers, both in the wild and as a still life in a vase. By using a few unlikely tools, you can make your very own painting of a late spring bouquet following the steps below.

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DIY Dandelion Simple Syrup

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

This past year has been a time when many people have taken up new hobbies and for me that has been making simple syrup from scratch. Basically, a simple syrup is nothing more than water and sugar—however, you can get really creative with that basic base and add loads of other flavors. When they...

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