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Series 1900: Freshen Up!

1901 Artist

Artists look at the world from fresh perspectives.  Host Jenny Barnett-Rohrs draws the geometric patterns she sees looking at the world from high above.  Franz Spohn has ideas for all the things artists can do besides creating works for a museum. Candie Cooper introduces us to the art form of Yamamoto to create a collage and Candie makes a 3-D color wheel.


Aerial Seaside Patterns

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What Artists Can Do


Yamamoto Collage

3D Color Wheel – Shish-Kebab Values  
1902 Old is New

Give a new twist to traditional art forms.  Jenny Barnett-Rohrs makes a trinket box inspired by a popular video game.  Then, she makes a friendly turtle using the ancient art of mosaic.  Candie Cooper creates pop art with polka dots in the style of the artist Kusama, and Jenny coils a rag basket with a touch of denim.


Trinket Box

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Mosaic Sea Turtle


Kusama  Pop Art


Coiled Rag Basket

1903 Stars

Look beyond the sky.  Jenny Barnett-Rohrs makes a glittery star catcher featuring the constellations.  Candie Cooper creates a 3-D board illustrating moon phases.  Artist Franz Spohn creates watercolor paintings featuring clouds. Jenny makes a suncatcher mandala and Candie Cooper captures a sparkly space galaxy in a bottle.


Star Catcher


3D Board with Moon Phases


Watercolor Clouds


Suncatcher Mandala

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Galaxy in a Bottle

1904 Creatures

The earth is full of wonderful creatures.  Jenny Barnett-Rohrs crafts simple animals that are easily adaptable and molds a robot mouse.  Artist Franz Spohn draws creatures that are just like us – or not.  Jenny uses glow-in-the-dark clay to craft a spooky-sweet charm for your backpack.


Fun Foam Animals


Robot Mouse


Drawing Creatures

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Monster Back Pack Charm

1905 Bloom

Flowers make us happy.  By mixing bright colors, Jenny Barnett-Rohrs makes a fun floral banner.  Candie Cooper makes flowerpots that help you count and add. Artist Franz Spohn draws flowers from different perspectives.  Jenny creates a nightlight inspired by coral that grows in the sea.


Floral Banner – Color Mixed Flowers


Flowerpot Counters


Drawing Flowers


Beach Inspired Nightlight

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1906 People

People keep life exciting.  Jenny Barnett-Rohrs and a special friend show how to tag your best friends with matching lanyard tags.  Candie Cooper celebrates diversity with whimsical cone kids. She also crafts one-of-a-kind wooden kokeshi dolls. Jenny uses age-old symbols to monoprint a family crest to frame or use for banners.


Best Friends Lanyard Tags


Cone Kids

Kokeshi Dolls  

Family Crest Monoprint

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1907 Animals

Animals come in endless varieties.  Inspired by ocean creatures, Jenny Barnett-Rohrs creates a sea-life totem.  Candy Cooper crafts a piggy bank that holds bills and coins.  Artist Franz Spohn engineers animals from all directions. Jenny crafts loony llamas from pool noodles.


Sealife Totem


Piggy Bank Idea – Show Me the Money


Adding Motion to a Drawing


Fuzzy Pool Noodle Llamas

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1908 Stylish

Freshen up your style statement.  Jenny Barnett-Rohrs fashions a colorful ID bracelet from clay and makes a foxy felt animal pouch.  Jenny weaves a trendy beaded bracelet of silver and gold. Then, using fabric and ribbon, Jenny creates a decorator-style memo board to stay organized.


ID Bracelet


Fox Felt Pouch


Wrap Bracelet


Memo Board

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1909 Imagination

Unleash your imagination.  Using rolling pins, Jenny Barnett-Rohrs creates all kinds of textures.  Candie Cooper creates little superheroes to showcase her creative writing.  France Spohn draws a picture from a poem and Jenny makes an ever-lasting lunch from felt.


Rolling Pin Textures

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Super Hero Writers  
From Poem to Picture  
Felt Food - Hamburger  
1810 Sci-Fi

Travel to the future for new adventures.  Jenny Barnett-Rohrs makes a metallic robot tray to hold coins and treasures.  Then, she creates a mysterious sea creature.  Franz Spohn launches aliens into outer space and Jenny makes futuristic sculptures from foam.


Robot Butler Tray

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Sea Creature


Aliens in Space – Drawing Lesson


Metallic Foam Sculpture

1911 Living Places

Each plant and creature has a habitat. To capture the freshness of the ocean, Jenny Barnett-Rohrs makes jars inspired by sea glass. For her art project, Candie Cooper looks to the rainforest for ideas. Then, she sponge-paints an animal foot-print rug.  Jenny makes a 3-D diorama of animal habitats from paper and foam.


Seaglass Jars

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Rainforest Art

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Footprint Rug

3D World Habitats  
1912 Fly Away

Let’s make wings and fly.  With paper, scissors and a little spaghetti, Jenny Barnett-Rohrs makes paper feathers.  Then, she crafts fuzzy bug wings from felt.  Artist Franz Spohn illustrates distance and perspective in his drawings of birds in flight.  Jenny crafts a bird house for our feathered friends. 

Paper Feathers  

Felt Bug Wings

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Make Your Drawings More Spatial


Milk Carton Birdhouse

1913 Camp

Head to the great outdoors with camping crafts.  Jenny Barnett-Rohrs fashions a talking stick like those used by ancient tribes. Then, she paints images of nature with sand. A special friend joins Franz Spohn to make a fishing game and Jenny weaves a beaded dream catcher.  Candie Cooper lights up the forest with a cool camp lantern.


Talking Stick


Sand Painted Bird

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Fishing Game


Dream Catcher


Camp Lantern

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