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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....
Collection ConnectionThis project is inspired by the artistry of the floral arrangements on display at the de Young during Bouquets to Art. Revisit your favorite Bouquets to Art memories by creating impressions from fruits...
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...
In this lesson plan, children get to experience the transformative power of art. By creating a hat that explores ways of making and combining found materials, young artists will transform their appearance and explore how...
The collections at the de Young include two sculpture gardens. These gardens are specially designed to compliment a variety of sculptures that are both abstract and representational. This diorama activity provides young...
When looking at or making art with children at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, using questions is a core teaching approach. In response to our inquiries, children increase their ability to think critically about...

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