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The Marfa Studio of Arts (MSA) will be offering free online art classes for Marfa students entering grades K-4th. Join us as we learn, play, and create together using books, nature, and much more! New projects are posted every Monday through Thursday.

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Making a Museum

Making a Museum

Today, we’ll read an awesome book called Milo’s Museum by Zetta Elliott and make our own museum at home.

Home is a Window

Home is a Window

Let’s make a paper mache bowl for your home! Today, we’ll read a book called Home is a Window by Stephanie Ledyard and make a paper mache bowl.

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me

Welcome to week 4 of Summer Shake Up! This is our final week making art together but we are going to have lot of fun making art together. Today, we’ll read a poem by Maya Angelou and make a watercolor resist drawing inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Imagining Brand New Shape Friends

Imagining Brand New Shape Friends

Welcome to the end of another week of making together. Today, we’re going to close our eyes and imagine a brand new shape—and then we’re going to create that shape! By the end of the day, you’ll have a new puppet friend to spend the weekend with.

Build Your Dream School

Build Your Dream School

Today, we will read a story called Rain School, and, just like the children in the story, we will build our own school! But instead of mud and straw, we will use whatever we can find in our recycling bins.

Dressing Up Inanimate Objects

Dressing Up Inanimate Objects

Today, we’re going to do what our friend Annabelle, from the story we read yesterday (Extra Yarn) does: make clothes for inanimate objects! Using paper, tape, and lots of color, we’ll turn ordinary things from around our house into bright and silly works of art.

Endless Yarn and Continuous Lines

Endless Yarn and Continuous Lines

Hi artists! Welcome back to another week of summer shakeup. Today, we will read a story called Extra Yarn, and practice drawing all types lines. And, as you’ll see, we’ll make a drawing using one very special, very silly type of line!

My Many Colored Day

My Many Colored Day

For our final project of this week, we’ll read a book by Dr. Seuss called My Many Colored Days. Then we’ll make explore colors in connection to feelings to create a drawing of our day in colors.

Printmaking with Bubbles

Printmaking with Bubbles

Hi artists! Today, we are going to continue making prints, but today instead of using things found in nature, we’ll be using a straw to make bubble prints! This project is inspired by the book Straw, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Scott Magoon.

Prints with Natural Materials

Prints with Natural Materials

Today, we are going to read a book called Finding Wild, by Megan Wagner Lloyd, and then we’ll go outside and explore the wild of our front yard, back yards and neighborhoods to collect materials to make a print.

Drawing with an Eraser

Drawing with an Eraser

Welcome back to another great week of Camp Summer Shake Up with Marfa Studio of Arts! Today we'll read "Eraser" by Anna Kang and then do some drawing using an eraser of our own.

Found Object Color Wheels and Teeny Tiny Mice

Found Object Color Wheels and Teeny Tiny Mice

For the last day of this week’s camp, we will keep on learning about colors—specifically, the color wheel! Today, we will read The Teeny Tiny Mouse, and make a color wheel out of colorful objects that we collect inside our own houses.

Colorful Collage - Little Pieces Working Together

Colorful Collage - Little Pieces Working Together

Welcome back, artists! Today, we will remember Swimmy, the story we read yesterday, and create a collage with paper, watercolors, and glue. We will explore what can happen when we use lots of little things to create a bigger thing!

Discovering Neighborhood Marvels

Discovering Neighborhood Marvels

Welcome to the first day of Summer Shakeup with Marfa Studio of Arts. Today, we will read a beautiful story called Swimmy, by Leo Leonni, and go for an outdoor adventure to find (and then come home and draw) something that makes us happy.