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.

Colorful pieces of painted paper patched together feature silhouettes of oil lamps, leaves, and hearts. French text reads “elle vit apparaître le matin/elle se tut discrètement.”

Activity: Drawing with Scissors Like Matisse

Henri Matisse developed a new way of making art that he called “drawing with scissors.” Make a cut-out painting in the style of Matisse in this art activity.

Sculpture composed of flat stones standing on edge and formed into a scattered ring.

Activity: Make a Natural Sculpture Inspired by Richard Long 

Richard Long is known as a land artist, someone who makes art by experiencing nature. Create your own sculpture in his style in this art activity.

A colorful view of a tall, vibrant lighthouse surrounded by sand and greenery, in front of a lively body of water

Activity: An Imaginary Trip to the Lighthouse of Fehmarn

Take an imaginary trip inspired by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s painting The Lighthouse of Fehmarn in this art activity.

A large, sprawling house throwing shadows onto the grassy lawn

Activity: Draw Your Neighborhood Afternoon

Explore the concepts of geometry and light by examining Edward Hopper’s Cape Cod Afternoon, then creating your own drawing.

A man wearing an ornate headdress and necklaces looks to the side

Activity: Make Your Own Portrait Gallery

Our collection is full of interesting portraits! Explore four examples from the collection, then create your own portrait gallery from home featuring yourself and those around you.