Archive for the ‘Moments for Joy’ Category

Mindfulness Monday-July 27, 2020

This is the last of our Mindfulness Monday meditations.

The featured artwork is Edna Boise Hopkins’ Hollyhocks.


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Mindfulness Monday-July 20, 2020

This Monday’s meditation features Charley Harper | WATERMELON MOON | serigraph on paper | 12 x 17″

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Mindfulness Monday-July 13, 2020

The painting for this week’s video is Ernest Bradshaw’s Boatslip.

Mindfulness Monday-July 6, 2020

The image for this Moment for Joy is Donald Roberts’ Garden of Unanswered Questions.

Mindfulness Monday-Jun 29

Your morning meditation in the galleries… Click here to view the video »

The featured artwork is Nicole Galinat Palausi | LE CASSE-CROUTE (The Snack) | oil on canvasboard | 18.75 x 15.5 | undated | Gift of the artist.

Drawing the Collection -Jun 26, 2020

This week’s lesson covers additional methods of adding shading to a drawing, using Ralston Thompson ‘s charcoal drawing, SAN MIGUEL ALLENDE.

In this lesson you’ll learn all about scumbling and stippling. Scumbling is erratic, squiggly, continuous lines that are great for conveying texture, motion, and a general shape without detail. Value is built up by layering lines to achieve darker tones. Stippling is a technique that uses small dots to develop value. Lighter values will have fewer dots while darker values will have a denser cluster of dots. These techniques allow you to bring textures into your art.

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Mindfulness Monday-Jun 22, 2020

A moment for reflection and meditation in the galleries. The video image is Floral Arrangement, a painting by Laura Jacobs.

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Mindfulness Monday Jun 15, 2020

Another moment for calm… the featured image is James Roy Hopkins | LAUNDRY ON THE LINE – THE BOIES FAMILY BACKYARD, NEW CANAAN, CT | oil on artist’s board | 10.5 x 13.75“ | c. 1920 | Gift of Ms. Deborah Leighton

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Explore the Park!

The Springfield Museum of Art is in a beautiful NTPRD park! Explore the area behind (to the west) of the Museum and discover the outdoor sculptures.  There is also a large grassy space that is perfect for running with children or for a picnic blanket. Please be aware that Buck Creek borders the southern edge of the bike path and keep children in sight at all times.

Playing a simple game of sculptures is fun for all ages: look at the sculpture from all sides and decide which view you like best.  Take turns being the “artist” and the “sculpture;” the artist gets to gently move the sculpture into position, arranging arms and legs to resemble the sculpture you have chosen to mimic.