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Make an illustrated book to capture moments of your life. As we begin a new year, let’s draw the markers of time that we observe throughout the day or over the course of a week. We will make a special book to house the...
Create a portrait inspired by Andrea McCoy Harvey’s Afro Goddess and learn about proportions and art vocabulary to describe the process.Watch How to Create Powerful Portraits
Think of a habitat and animal that you wish to protect; the habitat and animal could be close to your own home or from somewhere far away. Using painting, collaging, and drawing techniques, the following activity will help...
Collection ConnectionSituated just outside the museum, Peter Coffin's Untitled from 2009 strikes a defiant pirate pose. With Halloween upon us, what better time to look closely and think about how a costume can tell...
A yard show is an art show that is displayed in your front yard or somewhere outside that is visible to the public. In this project you will use found materials to put on a yard show with a social message for your community...
Showing the inclusionary role art can play in political engagement, this project empowers children through involvement in your Get Out the Vote efforts. Led by curiosity and exploration, children are invited to discover and...
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...

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