Kids + Family

Families and children of all ages are invited to join us for free, art-related activities at the museum.

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Things to do with Kids + Family

During our temporary hiatus, the ASU Art Museum is finding innovative and exciting ways to virtually connect with our audience and bring the museum experience to our community.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the full virtual experience and to learn about the inspiration behind each activity.

Saturday Storytime

Join us Saturdays at 1 p.m. on our Instagram or Facebook to hear one of our Museum Ambassadors read a story.

Listen to past stories on our YouTube channel here!

Art at home!

Below are educational, art-making activities that can be done at home, with supplies that you already have. Share your finished products with us on social media by tagging @asuartmuseum!

Elements of art: color

This activity is based on Hopper’s painting “House by a Road,” which is part of the ASU Art Museum’s permanent collection. We will be paying attention to color in this activity. 

PDF iconDownload the instructions and coloring sheet here. 

Ekphrastic Poetry

One of the features of our Artists’ Workshop is the poetry wall, where you can choose words to form your own literary masterpieces. Ekphrastic (ek-frass-tic) poetry is any sort of poem that responds to another piece of artwork and has a long tradition in literature.

PDF iconLearn how to create your own poem here.

Make a Trading Card

Inspired by Tania Candiani’s upcoming exhibition “For the Animals.” Learn more about the Sonoran Desert animals that inspired Candiani using the trading cards we have created and then make your own trading cards inspired by your pets or favorite animal!

PDF iconDownload the instructions here.

Mandalas

Artist Bruce Conner creates highly detailed mandala-like designs with geometric shapes and lines. Create your own Bruce Conner inspired line art with only a black pen and paper! 

PDF iconDownload the instructions here.

Stamping with Erasers

Personalize your paper with your own eraser stamp! These are perfect for adding decorative borders to thank you cards or stamping your letters with a little doodle.

Download the instructions here.

Plein-air Drawing

En plein-air, French for “outdoors” or “in the open air,” is the act of drawing or painting outside. We encourage you to use this tutorial as a way to slow down, observe your surroundings and spend some time outdoors.

Download the instructions here

Edward Hopper Coloring Sheet

Inspired by our Masterpieces at Midday conversation about Edward Hopper?

Download the color sheet here!

Stamping with Nature

Find a leaf that you love and become a printmaker with us!

Download the stamping how to here.

Guided Nature Meditation Walk

Get out and experience nature with this meditative walk.

Download instructions here.

Make your own playdough!

Need something to keep your hands busy? This playdough recipe requires three ingredients you most likely already have: flour, salt and water.

Download playdough instructions here.

Still-life at Home

Still-life drawing and painting has been around for centuries. The term refers simply to an arrangement of inanimate objects, such as flowers, books, vases or fruit. Paul Cezanne and Henri Matisse were both known for their still-life paintings. Now you can join the ranks of great artists like them by making your own!

Download the still-life tutorial here.

Time Capsule

Learn how to make your own time capsule inspired by “Total Collapse,” download the instructions below and get started!

Download time capsule instructions here.

Michael Sherrill Nature Activity

Michael Sherrill finds inspiration from the natural world around him. This fun activity will help you connect with nature in your own neighborhood!

Download the activity booklet here.

Paper Cactus

Inspired by artist Cruz Ortiz and the murals he created for our Artists' Workshop, learn more in this fun video.

Paper Cactus instructions and template.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming family events at this time.

Have Questions?

Kat Medill
Audience Experience Coordinator
Kathryn.Medill@asu.edu
480-965-6332

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