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Broadening the Permanent Collection

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

With fine examples by artists such as Howard Pyle, Frank Schoonover, Violet Oakley, Rose O’Neill and N. C. Wyeth, the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s collection vividly captures what is referred to as the “Golden Age of American Illustration.” A noticeable absence in the Museum’s holdings was...

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Pocket Journal

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Keeping a journal is a great way to record ideas, thoughts or even drawings and stories. The best way to make sure you don’t lose an idea or miss an opportunity to draw something that you see is to have your journal on you all the time! This journal is small enough to fit in your back pocket and we hope you bring it everywhere you go to record whatever inspires you.

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Plant Critters

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

If you go outside during the day, keep your eyes peeled for the many different critters you can find around your neighborhood. You might discover a butterfly drinking nectar from a flower, a dragonfly zooming by, or maybe a little spider spinning a web. Use these fun moments exploring outdoors to find inspiration for this fun project that uses leaves, flowers and twigs to create your own critters and nature scenes!

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Homemade Scratchboard

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Scratchboard is a great drawing surface that allows artists to draw while paying close attention to the types of lines they are using. The results vary from high contrast black and white, random rainbow effects or even looks that are more controlled. Scratchboard can be a bit expensive so being...

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DIY Paper Quilling

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Paper quilling is a great technique for adults and older children to try at home. You can start by using materials around your house and then branch out into professional-quality materials to take your projects to the next level.In the below article, guest artist Ann Martin ...

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