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DIY Scratchboards

DIY Scratchboards Objective: Sure you could easily go out and buy a pack of inexpensive scratchboards but where’s the satisfaction in that? Try making them yourself. It’s simple, satisfying, and comes with bragging rights. Turn your scratchboards into birthday invitations, a colorful letter to a special friend, or just a cool piece of art. This…

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Coloring Lawless

Color and share this work from our permanent collection! Carl Lawless enjoyed using flowers from his own garden in Mystic as the subjects for his still lifes. How will you color this work? CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD COLORING PAGE!   Tag your unique takes using #ColoringWithMMoA to be featured! Instagram: @MysticMuseumofArt Facebook: /MysticMuseumofArt Don’t use social media,…

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MMoA Artists Share: Janvier Miller

Janvier Miller is a potter who lives in Vero Beach, FL and summers in local Stonington, CT with her husband Gustaf.  Both of them are Elected Artist members at MMoA.   Janvier Miller had a solo exhibition of her paintings at MMoA in 2017 called Fans & Vessels.   “My paintings begin with studies on…

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MMoA Artists Share: Mark Dixon

Mark Dixon is a photographer from Old Lyme, CT who aims to collect unique views of everyday surroundings.   “My training as a scientist helps me see details, understand relationships, and record information. I have worked hard at gaining a creative aesthetic to go with these observational skills.”   Mark became an Elected Artist member…

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NOTAN

Objective: Experience this Japanese design concept which involves the placement of high contrast elements to create balanced light and dark areas in a composition. In art, dark and light need each other to exist. Basically, you can’t have negative space without positive space, and vice versa. One of the most familiar symbols illustrating this concept…

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MMoA Artists Share: Melissa Verdier

Melissa Verdier is a local Mystic artist who recently reverted her focus to creating landscapes in pastel.   “Subjects I have chosen for my paintings reflect moments of solitude and peace possibly evoking a favorite memory for the viewer. For my current work, I enjoy painting outdoor images of the changing  seasons. I have re-kindled…

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MMoA Artists Share: Hilary Opperman

Hilary Opperman has been instructing children’s art programming at MMoA  for 10 years. Her calm and thoughtful approach to artmaking encourages the best in students and her interest in the healing effect of creativity inspires children to be mindful, not just towards their art, but to the planet, societal issues, and towards each other. MMoA…

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MMoA Artists Share: Brigitte Brocato

Brigitte Brocato is an artist from Ashaway, RI who creates works that both celebrate and memorializes different life events. “I like to depict topics or events that profoundly effect many people’s lives in either a negative or positive way. For example, the terrorist attack on 911 in New York City and the fall of the…

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MMoA Artists Share: Linda J. Ouellette

Linda J. Ouellette is a photographer from Columbia, CT who enjoys creating art using both tradition and digital methods. Her photography as well as painted works provide her a base image to alter using digital painting and layering techniques.   Linda most recently won 2nd prize in the manipulated image category in our Photo Show…

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Abstract Nylon Sculptures

Abstract Nylon Sculptures Objective: We always want to give students a project they can be proud of and one that boosts their confidence at the start of a class; one where even for the students who might not be artistically inclined can create something that has that WOW factor. This is definitely one of those…

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