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Art at Home

In this section you will find fun art projects to do at home alone or with your family.

Have fun, be safe and stay CREATIVE! Feel free to share your creations using the hashtag #CCVirtualRec

Artist Interviews
Check the Art Center’s Facebook page every Monday to catch up with some of your favorite local Art Center Artists!

Artist Interviews (3)

Check out the below interviews with some of your favorite local Art Center Artists!      

Dee Cooper artist interview

Renee Farr

Nancy Giffin

Dyann Miller

Coloring Pages
Fun for all ages, color some of your favorite City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation facilities!

Art Center Rubicond Park Coloring Page Sunsplash Coloring Page Cape Coral Pier Coloring Page 

--> Download and print coloring sheets below:


Crafter-Day Saturday!

Every Saturday, check out the Cape Coral Art Center Facebook page for a weekly project that includes chalk, paper or other average household items!

Crafter-Day Saturday!

Creating a Gallery Wall
Whether a small project secured with washi tape or a room-altering undertaking, gallery walls are unique compositions created by hanging multiple works of art together to showcase your best-loved images: treasured family photos, your favorite pieces completed in Art Center classes, or your kids’ or grandkids’ art.

If you’re ready to transform a blank space into a mini-museum, gather your favorite prints, posters, photos, postcards, and mementos, and then check out the videos below. First, you’ll learn some basics of composition (and a neat trick for planning your layout), then you’ll discover tips and tricks to keep your wall balanced but varied. When you finish your masterpiece, take a photo, post it online, and remember to tag it with #CCVirtualRec

--> How to Hang a Gallery Wall by Domain

-->5 Common Gallery Wall Mistakes by Apartment Therapy

DIY Face Masks
For those DIYers who are ready to bust out your sewing machine and even for those who can't sew, visit the CDC website for instructions on how to make your own face mask!

--> Share your creation with the world and tag: 
                 #CCVirtualRecreation   CCVirtualRecGetsCrafty 
DIY Facemasks

Hand Embroidery
In our fast-paced media world, hand embroidery is the perfect way to unplug! With a few simple stitches you are almost guaranteed success. Hang it on a wall, embroider your clothes, embellish household items and more! Here is a beginner video to start with:

Helpful Hints: Installing Hanging Hardware and Wire
Adding hanging wire to the back of your finished piece may be a skipped step by many artists however it is required by most galleries. Hanging wire give you leeway to adjust how level your artwork hangs and if you place the wire in the perfect spot, it also allows your work to mount flush against the wall. 

How to Price Art Consistently
Ever wonder how other Artists price their works of art for exhibits, festivals or gift shop sales? The Art Center can break that down for you, here are two common ways to price your art!

Hourly Pricing

Inspiring Chalk Drawings
We all appreciate our essential workers. Share the love by grabbing some sidewalk chalk! Draw an inspiring image or write an inspiring phrase on your driveway. 

--> Show the world by tagging #CCVirtualRecGetsCrafty #CCVirtualRec

Inspiring Chalk Art

Interactive Chalk Drawing
Here are some more awesome sidewalk chalk art ideas to try at home. Find inspiration all around you!

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Interactive Chalk

New Minature Art Gallery & Library in Progress!

A two square foot public gallery is located inside the new Little Free Library in front of The Cape Coral Art Center, building 2! Visit the Little Library today or apply to be a featured artist by emailing artcenter@capecoral.neet for more information!

New Miniature Gallery and Little Library Announcement

Thoughtful Thursdays
Join the Art Center on Facebook for art themed discussions every Thursday!
Thoughtful Thursday

Tissue Paper Flowers
Brighten someone's day with flowers! Check out this fun DIY tutorial video to learn, step by step, how to make tissue paper flowers.  

Toilet Paper Roll Owl Craft
Let’s make a burrowing owl with some stay at home flair!

Owl Craft 2
  1. Paint a toilet paper roll the color of your choice.
  2. Once your paint dries, take the toilet paper roll and fold the top to form the ears of the owl.
  3. Draw eyes on a piece of white paper, cut out and glue. You can also choose to add eyes with paint, glued on wiggly eyes or marker!
  4. Add the beak by painting it on or gluing a triangle of paper.
  5. Use foam, cardboard or paper or the material of your choice to create two oval wings and glue them on to the size of the owl.
  6. Draw two feet on paper, color or paint them, then cut them out and glue them to the bottom of the toilet paper roll.
  7. Photograph your adorable Owl outside in its natural habitat!


Transformation Tuesday (or the day of your choice!)
Finally getting around to fixing that broken tile or painting rooms?

--> Share your before or after! #CCVirtualRecTransformations

Transformation Tuesday

Virtual Exhibits Tour
Keep an eye out for Virtual Exhibit tours of our regularly scheduled exhibits on the second Friday of each month on the Cape Coral Art Center Facebook page!

Virtual Exhibit Tours

Weekly Art Challenge
Looking for a challenge? Check the Cape Coral Art Center Facebook page every Wednesday for a weekly art challenge to keep your creative skills sharp! Share your images related to the weekly theme in the comments section and/or create a post with #CCVirtualRec  

Weekly Art Challenge Announcement

Yarn Bombing!
Yarn Bomb adHave you ever wondered how you could brighten up a space with something unique but don't know how? Learning to crochet or knit is only a few clicks away on the internet and you can "yarn bomb" your yard or city with whimsical visual treats for everyone to share!

Be careful not to harm wildlife or prevent the usage and safety of the surroundings. Also, remember to always be respectful and family-friendly. With these things in mind, you can find ideas online or let your creativity and imagination go wild.

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