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Meet the Moore Family at The Blue Giraffe

Alan Moore and his daughters, Isabella and Emma, make beautiful art together. Salvaging vintage bottle caps and cans, river-sunk driftwood, even 100-year old pianos, this family is so creative and interesting! Come by the gallery to say hi while they’re home for the holiday and check out all of their new available art.  You may even get to see some new art in progress!

Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 10am – 2pm at The Blue Giraffe (13123 E. Emerald Coast Parkway, Inlet Beach, Florida 32461)

Creative Classes at the Blue Giraffe!

Paint Like a Rock Star

Every Friday in June from 9am – Noon

Learn to paint with complete freedom so it feels as natural as breathing. Local artist Aaron Sutton can teach you a simple formula that will erase any hang ups you may have about painting. You will learn to paint quickly, and with more confidence. Be prepared for a high energy rock ‘n roll art class! There will be only 4 students at a time to maximize personal attention. 16×20 canvas and all materials are provided. Bring ripped jeans (optional) snacks, water, caffeine (also optional) and a positive attitude. Pre-registration is required.

Silk Art Scarves

Every Friday in June, from 10am – 1pm

Create a beautiful silk art scarf. Ebru is the art of floating dyes onto a water surface and then using a stylus, stakes or combs to make intricate patterns with the dyes on top of the water surface. Artisans, Gary and Valerie, then stretch a 72”x14” silk scarf onto the water surface and the design is instantly absorbed by the silk. The scarf is then dragged off the water and rinsed in a water bath. The customer takes the scarf home in a baggie to dry. The designs can be simple and abstract, or more intricate, making chevron, peacock and other beautiful patterns. Either way, the scarf is always one of a kind! Drop-ins are welcome.

Trash to Treasure

June 20th from 5 – 7pm

Join Tammy of The Moore Family Folk Art and make your own unique work of art from upcycled and salvaged materials.  Choose from several different designed projects or create your own.  Tammy will have all kinds of materials to choose from including weathered woods, antique metals, vintage soda cans, bottle caps, driftwood, and much more. Class fee is per person and includes as many art pieces as can be made in 2 hours!  This is an adult class so feel free to BYOB. Pre-registration is required.

Upcycle Art 

June 7, 9, 14, 21, 28 & 30 from 10am – 5pm

The Moore Family Folk Art team will help you create art using reclaimed wood, vintage cans, bottle caps & more. Our super creative teachers love showing you how to make cool new art out of old stuff! Our most popular workshop for kids and families to create memories they can take home. Rain or shine, on the front lawn or indoors if weather doesn’t cooperate. Walk-ups are welcome.

Creative Classes at the Blue Giraffe!

Creative Classes are at the Blue Giraffe! The creative classes offered this month are Power of Journaling, Trash to Treasure and Paint Like a Rockstar.

Power of Journaling
Author and Christian Life Coach, Miriam Ezell, will lead this class where you will learn the benefits of journaling, create your own journal that resonates with your soul, and practice journaling by answering powerful, thought-provoking questions. All supplies are included but feel free to bring meaningful cards, quotes and photos to personalize your journal. Class fee is $55 and pre-registration is required. Click here to sign up.
May 19th 10am-noon OR 5-7pm
May 20th 10am-noon
 
Trash to Treasure
Join Tammy of The Moore Family Folk Art and make your own unique work of art from upcycled and salvaged materials. Choose from several different designed projects or create your own. Tammy will have all kinds of materials to choose from including weathered woods, antique metals, vintage soda cans, bottle caps, driftwood, and much more. She’ll be there to guide you in this free flow workshop where you can make as much stuff as you want in the 2-hour class time! Class fee is $55 and pre-registration is required. Click here to sign up.
May 30th 5-7pm
 
Paint Like a Rockstar
Have you ever wanted to learn to paint with complete freedom? Do you want painting to feel as natural as breathing? The answer is by learning to paint like a rock star! Local artist Aaron Sutton (BFA, Texas Tech U.) can teach you a simple formula that will erase any hang ups you may have about painting. You will learn to paint quickly, and with more confidence. There will be only 4 students at a time to maximize personal attention. 16×20 canvas and all materials are provided. Bring ripped jeans (optional) snacks, water, caffeine (also optional) and a positive attitude. Class fee is $175 and pre-registration is required. Click here to sign up.
May 11th  9am-noon
 

FREE art from The Moore Family Folk Art!

Enter now and you could win this “30A Beach Blonde Ale” folk art fish made from 30A bottle caps!  This $1,000 piece measures 42″ x 22″ and we’re giving it away to one random fan on July 9th.   Enter starting July 1st.
 

To find out more about the Moores and their recycled southern-fried folk art, drop by The Blue Giraffe (www.bluegiraffe30a.com) in WaterColor, FL or visit www.floridafolkart.com.

The Moore Family Folk Art – Catch! A Three State Junk Art Tour

Moore Family Photo-webJune 2014 – October 2014
(Rosemary Beach, FL – Ft. Collins, CO – Knoxville, TN)

The Moores have recently embarked on their most ambitious exhibit schedule to date. Over 100 pieces of the Moore’s southern-fried folk art will be on display in three states over the next five months.

Alan and his daughters Isabella (age 13) and Emma (age 10) have been creating their iconic bottle cap fish for their junk art tour they call “Catch!” – inspired by their two home states of Florida and Colorado.

Recently the Moore’s went “paintless” in their folk art bringing all the color to their work through the medium of vintage soda/beer cans and bottle caps. The Moore’s new pallete includes over 2000 soda and beer cans to choose from, all dating back to the 1960s and 1970s. Their studio also boasts of having over 60,000 neatly organized bottle caps-vintage and modern, domestic and international. It is not rare for Alan or one of the girls to make a fish with caps and cans from Germany, Russia, Canada, Thailand, S. Korea, the US and several other countries.

Alan, who began making upcycled art as a child, began involving his children in his art world five years ago. Isabella and Emma have gone from helpers at art festivals and in the studio to budding artists selling their own art across the country. The girls also teach recycled art classes to kids their own age. Isabella and Emma are now fully engaged in what the Moores call “The Moore Family Folk Art.” Alan’s boys, Aidan (8), Liam (6), and Kian (3), are great helpers and are starting to dabble in the folk art world.

The Moore’s Catch! Tour can be seen during the month of June at Amavida Coffee and Tea in Rosemary Beach, Florida. Mugs Coffee Lounge in Ft. Collins, Colorado will be the second destination with art on display in June and July.

The tour’s final stop will be at The Tomato Head in Knoxville, Tennessee. The famous Tomato Head is described by the New York Times as “the nexus for all things hip and happening in town”. The Tomato Head owner Mahasti Vafaie found the Moore’s folk art bottle cap fish online and reached out last year about the fall 2014 exhibit. The Moore’s art will be on display at The Tomato Head in September and October of this year.

You can find all about the Moore’s art at: www.floridafolkart.com and www.coloradofolkart.com.

 

Catch 2014 Tour Flyer-web

Meet the Moore Family, a Folk Art Collaboration

The first time I met Alan Moore and his family at an art show I was instantly warmed and encouraged by the way they create art… TOGETHER. There are few things more touching than seeing a father kneeling down with his son and daughter working diligently to make a beautiful flower out of a tin can. The Moore’s artwork is just as warm, bright and fun as the way they create it. If you have not already done so, I encourage to check out the artwork and also soak in the spirit in which it was created. To view more artwork by the Moore family, click below:

http://artistsof30a.com/moore-family/