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Education Articles

Exploring symmetry and color throughout the de Young’s collection is one of our favorite activities. Second-grade students who participate in our guided school program experience the following activity as part of their visit...
Inspired by the painting A Particular Kind of Heaven by Ed Ruscha, this activity invites you to create a simple collage landscape representing an ideal place, focusing on the horizon line. While exploring the...
IntroductionDid you know that you can make a view camera using simple materials you may have at home? It’s not a camera that you can take pictures with, but it can help you see the world around you in an amazing new way. A...
IntroductionTogether, let's collect and examine materials from a favorite place in nature. Visit a natural area near your home and look around at what natural materials are available there. Without picking any living plants...
We are bringing Summer Art Camp to you. The de Young’s team of teaching artists has created a variety of art projects in long and short videos for this week’s Summer Art Camp: Shaping Stories.Art can tell us stories about...
We are bringing Summer Art Camp to you. Usually, our galleries and studios would be full of campers exploring artworks and materials through play and process, slowing down to observe closely, asking and answering questions,...
IntroductionDo you know that in Mexico there is a long tradition of thank-you or gratitude paintings?These are called ex-votos, and they could be made by anyone who had an important story to tell about being kept safe during...
IntroductionOver the past few weeks, it has become increasingly unavoidable to see how our country is impacted by inequality and injustice, specifically within the Black community. Building a society that upholds humanity...
This lesson focuses on the art of the Gulf of Papua from the Island of New Guinea. Located along the southern coast of New Guinea, communities are built along the Fly River and its surrounding deltas and mangrove forest....
Note to ParentsThis activity is best suited for children who have hand and material control and want to draw objects with visual accuracy. Before the age of nine, we recommend children draw their ideas and stories without...

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