Kids and adults can continue their creativity outside the NBMAA! Enjoy downloadable art activities and video lessons from our teaching artists in the comfort of your home.
Nature Close Up | Download
Study the flowers and plants around your home to create a large-scale illustration. When you finish your creation, try our Make a Match game with a family member!
Funky Frames | Download
Construct a special frame to display a work of art or photograph in your home. When your frame is complete, grab some family members and play our Freeze Frames acting game!
Geometric Abstraction | Download
Play around with colors and shape, like an abstract artist. Then, take inspiration from your artwork to write a poem.
Shaking Up Shaker Chairs | Download
Design and build a chair that expresses your unique style. After, get the family together to play an exciting game of Musical Chairs!
Out Your Window | Download
Write weather logs and create daily drawings to see how the view outside your window changes over time.
Exquisite Corpse | Download
Exquisite corpse (imaginary creature) is a creation that combines body parts from different sources into one image to create an imaginary creature. This can be done by yourself, and/or with friends or family members.
Make a Cityscape | Download
Create a vibrant pop-up sculpture inspired by the industrial landscapes in the Museum's permanent collection.
Recyclable Weaving | Download
Inspired by the work of Anni Albers, this sustainable art project uses recycled materials and is inclusive and accessible to all. Using cardboard to create a miniature loom, anyone can create patterned weavings with materials readily found around the home.
Self Portrait Puppets | Download
Learn to create your own self portrait puppet using paper bags.
Kara Walker-inspired Collage with Silhouettes | Download
Based on the work of Kara Walker, participants will create a collage in which they place silhouettes over a scene they have drawn or painted.
Torn Paper Landscape | Download
Learn how to create landscaped collages out of torn construction paper and other easily accessible materials.
Cotton Ball Landscapes | Download
This lesson focuses on blending colors and creating interesting landscape textures using cotton balls, crayons, and paint.
Collaborative Line Art | Download
Work with friends or family to use a line drawing to make an original person or creature.
Narrative Art Activity | Download
Create your own original story accompanied by collaged and hand drawn images.
Color your favorite NBMAA masterpieces with these downloadable coloring pages.
Thomas Cole, The Clove, Catskills | Download
Judy Kensley Mckie, Grizzly Bear Bench | Download
Frederic Edwin Church, West Rock, New Haven | Download
Mount Lebanon Shakers, #6 Rocking Chair | Download
Benjamin West, Thetis Bringing Armor to Achilles | Download
Louise Nevelson, Untitled | Download
Georgia O'Keeffe, East River from the 30th Story of Shelton Hotel | Download
Winslow Homer, Butterflies | Download
Edwin Austin Abbey, In the Choir | Download
Solon H. Borglum, Just Born | Download
Micheal McLaughlin, Boys of Summer | Download
Louise Jones, Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall | Download
Charles Ethan Porter, Peonies | Download
Robert Henri, Spanish Girl of Segovia | Download
Negar Ahkami, Backsplash | Download
Francisca Bentitez, ASL Poetry Workshops | Download
Susan Classen-Sullivan, Corpse 5 | Download
Sam Francis, Acrylic Polymer on Prepared Paper | Download
Romare Bearden, Out Chorus | Download
Titus Kaphar, Jaavon & The Unknown Gentleman | Download
Cindy Sherman, Untitled | Download