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5 Art-Inspired Projects to Match Your 2021 Style

Texas artists share their favorite activities inspired by the Nasher Sculpture Center.

In need of a creative kick start to the new year? Embrace your artistic side and make something that highlights what makes you special. The Nasher Sculpture Center rounded up tutorials that help you and your child find their perfect art match. Whether you are looking for something to make with supplies you have on hand, or want to get inspired by walks around your neighborhood, you will enjoy discovering the artist-designed projects from the Nasher Sculpture Center.

In an attempt to bring the museum to you wherever you are, the Nasher gathered art-inspired activities from Free First Saturdays @ Home. Now a virtual-only program at the museum, Free First Saturdays @ Home delivers step-by-step drawing, writing, sculpture, and music activities to make together-with new creative ideas available each month. Here are some simple, how-to videos inspired by Nasher Sculpture Center artworks that kids of all styles can make at home.

5 art inspiring projects

Glam Goddess

You are Extra! Extra! You have never met a sparkly accessory you didn’t like. Your motto…more is more. Make a one-of-a-kind necklace, brooch, or pin in this tutorial with artist Natalie Macellaio.
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Tree Hugger

You think T Swift said it best, “you need to calm down.” Need a breath of fresh air? Put on your cardigan and take a walk outside. Join artist Lesli Robertson in this video to get inspired to make your own one-of-a-kind leaf rubbing. The result will be an unbe-leaf-able artwork.
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5 art inspiring projects

Pet Person

Your bark is bigger than your bite, and your camera roll has more photos of your pet than your friends. This project is the purr-fect way to honor your furry family member. Learn how to create a cut paper painting inspired by your dog, cat, or other little pal. Artist Kyle Hobratschk shows you how easy it is to make your own pet portrait in this video.
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Aspiring Chef

This week’s challenge… open up your basket: there is a sock, marker and stick. What will you cook up? Create a sculpture that looks good enough to eat with artist Paulina Lopez. This video shows how simple materials like socks can turn into popsicle-inspired soft sculptures that are fun additions to your pretend-picnic basket.
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Dancing Queen/King

You can’t wait to move it, move it! Shimmy and shake it, just don’t break it. Find inspiration in new tunes by turning on this free music playlist, curated by local music expert, DJ Sudie. Or just bust some moves in the living room and ring in the new year with some groovy style.
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For more activities, from embroidering your favorite sculpture to creating art for an important cause, check out Free First Saturdays @ Home with the Nasher. Keep the creativity spark going all year long, with new project ideas available each month. Whether your family prefers kids’ crafts, drawing, pottery, textiles, printmaking, painting, or music, you’ll love discovering new activities together. Explore Free First Saturdays @ Home at nashersculpturecenter.org.

Promoted content provided by Nasher Sculpture Center.
Photos by Steven Visneau.