Cave paintings are the first art we know of, but they were created to be stories. Stories serve many purposes – they remind us of who we are, where we have been, and where we are headed – connecting us across time and place. We invite you to join us as we make art that tells stories, communicates ideas, and opens our imaginations through age appropriate artist-led virtual workshops. Gather your family and friends virtually for a unique day of visual storytelling and creation! Click the links below to explore our virtual family day!
These programs are funded in part under a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. They are also supported in part by a New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation Community Partnership Grant and by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans.
Virtual Family Day, Story Making, World Building Materials List and Activity Links
Make Your Own Cave Art (click here) with:
- One or more brown paper grocery bags
- Crayons or chalk, or both
- Your imagination!
- Lots of scrap paper
- A large broiler pan (disposable/recyclable aluminum works well)
- A blender
- A mesh screen – one from the cooking & baking department in a grocery store is ideal
- In the video, we’ll show how to make one with a window screen and old coat hanger or picture frame and duct tape. It’s a little more work, but turns out great!
Helpful but not required:
- Some paint stir sticks
- Fun things to add into the paper, like string, leaves, glitter, paint; anything small and lightweight you can think of!
Make a Moko Jumbie Stilt Dancer (click here) with:
- A piece of white paper
- 2 straws
- Yarn (less than 12 inches needed)
- Clear tape
- Construction or printed paper
- Air dry clay OR aluminum foil
- Markers or crayons or colored pencils
And learn more about the Red Flame Hunters All Youth Mardi Gras Indian Tribe (click here)