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Families and children of all ages are invited to join us for free, art-related activities at the museum.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Edward Hopper Coloring Sheet
Inspired by our Masterpieces at Midday conversation about Edward Hopper?
Stamping with Nature
Find a leaf that you love and become a printmaker with us!
Guided Nature Meditation Walk
Get out and experience nature with this meditative walk.
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.
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!
Learn how to make your own time capsule inspired by “Total Collapse,” download the instructions below and get started!
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!
Inspired by artist Cruz Ortiz and the murals he created for our Artists' Workshop, learn more in this fun video.