Kids and adults can continue their creativity outside the NBMAA! Enjoy video lessons and downloadable art activities from our teaching artists in the comfort of your home.
Salt Watercolor Paintings
Find out what happens when you add salt to watercolors in this artful science activity, inspired by Willard Metcalf's 1905 painting, Mountain Laurel. Learn more.
Marker Watercolor Prints
See how inks interact with liquids in this artful science experiment, inspired by Alice Baber’s 1975 watercolor painting, The Light in the Depths. Learn more.
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