#ArtWeekAtHome – Day 2: Crafts

May 2, 2020

For each day of #ArtWeekAtHome, we are focusing on one popular genre of arts/culture as a Daily Challenge. Day 2 is focused on making stamp art as part of Print Day in May. From stamping, mark-making, and just getting creative with basic materials, stamp arts are fun for artists of all ages and abilities. Join us today for the Daily Challenge and be sure to check out other fun “at-home events” hosted by the ArtWeek community that celebrate creativity!


Today’s challenge is “Make Stamp Art.” The rules are simple – create some stamped artwork using items lying around your home, take a photo, and share it with us tagging #ArtWeekAtHome. Carve a design into a potato half, use a cut lemon, press a leaf into paint and then paper, stamp with a sponge, create with bubble wrap, or make circles with a toilet paper roll – the possibilities are endless just using things you have at home.  Send a picture of a print you made with stamps and be part of a global celebration called Print Day in May, an annual celebration held today in print shops, studios, kitchens, and on beaches and sidewalks all over the world!   So it’s time to get out your paint or open up your ink pad, and stamp away!  Don’t forget to add your stamp of approval as part of ArtWeekAtHome BINGO and tag us @ArtWeekMA and #ArtWeekAtHome #ArtWeekDay2

Planned 2020 event - Meet the Artist Rayna Lo (Forbes House Museum - Milton)
Planned 2020 event - Meet the Artist Rayna Lo (Forbes House Museum - Milton)
Planned 2020 event - ArtWalk: Artisan Market (Williamstown Chamber of Commerce)
Planned 2020 event - Eco Flowers (Cape Cod Children's Museum)
Planned 2020 event - This is My Community (Wellfleet Public Library)


Looking for more inspiration to get those creative juices going?  The Creative Commonwealth has lots to offer during #ArtWeekAtHome – here’s a few tips for today:

Alphabet Factory at Home @ The Museum of Printing: “Print” your name with anything but paper and create your own typeface! From paperclips to daffodils, use what you have at home and shape it into your name. Take a pic and share it with #ArtweekAtHome and The Museum of Printing. Check out details on social or go to https://museumofprinting.org/ for more inspiration as well as an online tour of the museum!

Printmaker Lonnie Harvey Behind-the-scenes:  The Umbrella Arts Center hosts Printmaker Lonnie Harvey with a behind-the-scenes look at her work and process through a series of videos. Click here for details.      

Just Make Something — At Home!  On Wednesday May 6, Miranda’s Hearth invites you to drop into a zoom call with your current art project, craft project, or just your dinner and just make something with the Hearth Community.      Find out more here!      

Drawing Fashion (Click here): Get red carpet ready with Fashion Week’s founder Jay Calderin who will be teaching a series of 90-minute fashion sketching workshops over three nights in celebration of #ArtWeekAtHome. Each will focus on a different set of techniques. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions.  Don’t worry. It’s free, and no experience is necessary. Attend one or all three.  At the very least you’ll need a pencil and some paper. Cocktails optional.  Additional supplies (optional): Color pencils, markers, tracing paper.                                                                                                     

Model Ship Building:  The Umbrella Arts Center hosts model ship builder Mark Sutherland with behind-the-scenes videos with an insider look into his work and this fascinating process! Click here for details!        

Life As An Artist:  Pao Arts Center will be hosting an Instagram Takeover by artist Rayna Lo, featuring a look into her day in the life as an artist on Tuesday May 5 – click here.                      

World Labyrinth Day:  May 2nd is also World Labyrinth Day so check out how Heritage Museums and Gardens is celebrating or this video from the Armenian Heritage Park at the Greenway!          

For even more fun, today and throughout #ArtWeekAtHome, check out our Facebook Events page. You’re sure to find something that suits your interests!


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