A young girl holds a paintbrush and leans over a colorful table

Art Activities

We have a wealth of educational resources for educators, homeschooling families, and caregivers who are looking to infuse some artistic play into free time at home. These imaginative and fun activities, paired with artworks from our collection, are intended for all ages as a creative way to engage with art.


Four people are depicted in this painting swimming quickly through the water.

Activity: Depicting Motion with Carlo Carrà

Let’s get moving! This activity is focused on depicting motion in painting, inspired by a work by Carlo Carrà.

A black and white photo of a brush laid across a roll of tape, both sitting on top of a newspaper.

Activity: Make a Still Life Photograph

This art activity is all about composition. Make a still life photograph inspired by Johnstown, Pennsylvania-born photographer Luke Swank.

Packaging for Goat Chow is featured in a screen-printed artwork. The packaging is torn open and covered with checkered tape and illustrations of four goats.

Activity: Make Art from Everyday Packaging

Take a close look at Robert Rauschenberg’s Goat Chow for this art activity. We’ll use it as inspiration to make our own artworks from everyday packaging.

A collection of brightly colored lines come together to suggest figures of people and various animals.

Activity: Create Your Own Art Inspired by Joan Miró

Enjoy an art activity inspired by Joan Miró’s colorful work People and Animals. Think about the interaction of objects and make your own artwork inspired by Miró!

A man in the foreground wipes his brow and leans on a hoe while laborers build structures and work in a dirt field. A church and two cows appear in the background of the scene.

Activity: Tell a Story Based on Gwathmey’s Hoeing

Artworks tell stories, and you can join in! Using Robert Gwathmey’s Hoeing as inspiration, we’ll walk you through the process of writing a story about what you see in this art activity.