Missed Community Day at the Museum? Enjoy this art activity at home.

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Missed Community Day at the Museum? Enjoy this art activity at home.

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Last Saturday at Reynolda, the Museum celebrated Community Day: Kings and Queens of the Silver Screen. Visitors experienced an afternoon of Hollywood glamour from the golden age of the 1920’s and 30’s through dance, photography, and art activities. And the historic house and current exhibition, Star Power: Edward Steichen’s Glamour Photography were open to the public for free! See pictures from this memorable event: Community Day Photo Album

If you missed Community Day, you can still be part of the fun through our blog! Inspired by the vintage shoes from the Reynolds family on display alongside Star Power, we invite you design your very own shoe from the time period.

Need inspiration? Check out the Museum’s vintage fashion board on Pinterest.

 

 

Design a Shoe!

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What you’ll need:

  • Printer and paper (recommend heavier weight, even cardstock)
  • Crayons
  • Watercolor paints and brush
  • Water

*Feel free to improvise if you do not have these materials on hand.

 

Directions:

1) Choose a shoe design and download to your computer. Print design onto paper.

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http://www.reynoldahouse.org/extras/Projects/1927_Shoe_outline.pdf

http://www.reynoldahouse.org/extras/Projects/1928_shoe_outline.pdf

 

2) With crayons, draw designs and/or color in parts of the shoe. Leave some white space inside the lines.

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3) Using water colors, dip brush into clean water and into a color of paint. Brush the paint over a section of shoe and crayon. The paint will fill in wherever the crayon did not cover the paper. The wax of the crayon resists the watercolor.

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4) Remember to clean your brush in water between colors.

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Below are some examples from visitors. We would love to see your creations, snap a photo and submit it to our Facebook page here.

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Happy Painting!

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