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Reaching Out and Creating Art

Watch for a new FloGris ArtReach projects coming each month! Scroll down to see earlier projects. These hands-on/minds-on activities are designed for all skill levels and to inspire your creative individuality. Most projects can be made with materials you can find around the house.

Take your time and enjoy the art-making process.

Check back often to see how other people completed their ArtReach projects.

Questions? Contact Julie

April 2021

Design your wings

April 2021

March 2021

Picasso People

March 2021

February 2021

Make a Accordion Valentine

February 2021

Birch Tree in Winter

January 2021

Birch Tree in Winter

Flowers with Veggies and Fruit

Week One - April 13

Flowers with Veggies and Fruit

Bottle Birds

Week Two - April 20

Bottle Birds

Picasso Faces

Week Three - April 27

Picasso Faces

Accordion Books

Week 4 - May 4

Accordion Books

Secret Door Keyhole Project

Week 5 - May 11

Secret Door Keyhole Project

3D Landscape Project

Week 6 - May 18

3D Landscape Project

Fun and Funky Collage Project

Week 7 - May 26

Fun and Funky Collage Project

Hanging Rainbow Fish

Week 8 - June 1

Hanging Rainbow Fish

Garden Trellis

Week 9 - June 8

Garden Trellis

Paint Van Gogh's Starry Night Moon

Week 10 - June 15

Paint Van Gogh's Starry Night Moon

Share with us...

Your Artwork!

Email Tammi a picture of your creation, or you with your creation! You can also send us a sentence or two about the project.

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If you would like for us to acknowledge you, please let us know how. “Weston Family,” “Joey,” “Max Flynn from Old Lyme,” “Abby, age 13”

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Flowers with Veggies and Fruit

This was a fun project -- thank you for the idea!

Flowers with Veggies and Fruit

Inspired by Bottle Birds project

Inspired by Bottle Birds project

Judy says she had started her painting few days before seeing the Museum's Bottle Bird project post. She had the sunny yellow color on her mind. When she saw Julie's bright yellow bird she was encouraged to finish the painting. She is going to share the bottle bird project with her grandsons. Beautiful Judy! thank you so much for sharing!

Bottle Birds

from our friends in Washington state

Bottle Birds

We enjoyed creating our bird family who resides on Bainbridge Island, WA
And we are looking forward to the Picasso faces.

more images below

Inspired by Accordion Book project

Inspired by Accordion Book project

We took Julie's awesome idea and turned it into a Mother's Day card. Thanks Julie!!!

Accordion Book project

Accordion Book project

"...a big shout out to Julie for the great art projects, love the accordion book and can't wait to get started!"
Beth W

Thank you Beth, for sharing your masterpiece with us!

Picasso Inspired 3D Face

Picasso Inspired 3D Face

Zayd Sebro, age 9
Pleasant Valley Elementary
South Windsor

3D Landscape

3D Landscape

Oliver's 3D Landscape
His mom Katherine is a teacher at Kingswood Oxford School. Her sculpture students have completed Julie's 3D project and her 6th grade drawing students had fun with the keyhole assignment. This is her son's wonderful 3D landscape.