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Painting and Crafting with the Kauffman Center

A watercolor painting of the Kauffman Center, a Kauffman Center-inspired CD bookend, a sheet music snowflake, and a decorated CDBy this point, you’ve been at home a while — whether that means working from home, virtual learning or teaching or just staying in more often. That’s why we’re bringing you a few activities to take your mind off the mundane.

In November, we released a Kauffman Center painting tutorial led by local muralist and painter Vania Soto. With her easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions, anyone from a novice to an experienced painter can create a masterpiece.

For this project, you’ll need the following:

  1. A basic watercolor set and brush. Two brushes are recommended.
  2. Watercolor paper
  3. Printer paper and printer
  4. Four small pieces of tape
  5. Pencil or graphite stick
  6. Cup of water
  7. Ruler or other straight edge

Download Outline

Download the traceable outline and follow along with the video. Then, share your creation with us on social media by tagging @Kauffmancenter and @Artista_VaniaSoto.

For these next DIY crafts, we teamed up with ScrapsKC, a local non-profit with the mission to reuse, repurpose and renew odds and ends found around your home. This three-part series was filmed in the Kauffman Center’s various spaces with ScrapsKC’s Events and Education Coordinator, Courtney Christensen. Check out the instructions and supply lists below, and follow along to create your very own Kauffman Center-inspired CD bookends, CD weaving and sheet music paper snowflake.

Share your finished creations with us on social media by tagging @Kauffmancenter and @ScrapsKC.

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