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Create an abstract landscape drawing using a photograph as reference, inspired by artist Bernice Bing.Watch How-To Video on YouTubeCollection ConnectionBernice Bing, Mayacamas No. 6, March 12, 1963, 1963Here we see...
Create a one-of-a-kind decorative gift box filled with love, inspired by the signature looks and ideas of the influential Black fashion designer Patrick Kelly.
Create an expressive portrait using a photograph as a resource, inspired by artist Hung Liu. Learn about Liu’s work and art inspirations. Explore your own history and build further connections with your family by sharing...
In this project we learn about Judy Chicago, an artist who paves the way for women in the arts. We look at her series, The End, emphasizing her concern for the survival of all living creatures on Earth. Examining...
Collection ConnectionAlthough Fernand Léger is better known for his Cubist paintings (also called “Tubist,” as his figures tend to rely on tube shapes), he also made beautiful illustrated books. This one illustrates La...
Visiting the museum this summer with kids? Here are some helpful tips from our teaching artists for making your visit to Golden Gate Park creative beyond the museum’s walls. All of these activities were tested and approved...
Create an abstract watercolor painting inspired by nature, such as the leaves from plants or trees. Visit the Japanese Tea Garden, or any garden, for inspiration. Finish this two-part project at home by adding watercolor to...
Create a 3 part drawing that documents your in-depth exploration of a tree using observation, notation, and sketching. Watch Meet A TreeCollection ConnectionChiura Obata, Untitled (Redwood Tree Spire, Alma), ca....
Create a collection of botanical postcards as you explore the San Francisco Botanical Garden—or any other special garden!Watch The Beauty of Plants, One Postcard at a TimeCollection ConnectionIn the painting A Dandelion...
Do you want to inject some creativity into your Zoom meetings? Why not bring some art into your meeting? We’re thrilled to present twenty-four images of works of art and architecture, each hand-picked by the Fine Arts...

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