Where can I find resources on the web or in print for great art-making and unique crafty ideas for adults?
I oversee adult programs at a museum and we've been introducing some more young-adult-friendly programming over the past year. DIY art projects are a central component. However, the staff here doesn't have much experience developing simple yet interesting drop-in art activities for adults. I've subscribed to Make
magazine and know about the resources at ReadyMade
,and of course Martha
and Not Martha
have some good crafty ideas.
Where else could I be looking for art project inspiration for adults? I am hoping not so much for specific projects, though they are welcome too, as to compile a list of resources we can troll regularly for new ideas. Some criteria for our type of artwork:
-needs to be able to be done in a shorter time frame, anywhere from 5 minutes to half an hour
-can use novel materials but not exorbitantly expensive, since we usually do 200 people at a go
-pretty much low-tech, though digital photography might be workable
-one or two people can facilitate a bunch of people working on the project
-allows for creative experimentation and personalizing, not just "make a copy of this thing we already made"