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10 Years of Meaningful Memories, Submitted by Teachers and Students
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10 Years of Meaningful Memories, Submitted by Teachers and Students

Activities & Education People & Community

Join us in reminiscing on our first decade by browsing meaningful memories submitted by students and educators who have enjoyed the museum’s free school programs.

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Activity: Make A Woven Web
image of a weaving art activity - blue, red, and gray fabrics woven together in a circle with scissors and yarn next to it

Activity: Make A Woven Web

Activities & Education

Learn about Louise Bourgeois’s sculpture Maman, and get inspired to weave a wonderful web!

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Activity: Make An Eerie Pop-Up Book
create an eerie pop-up book art activity; image shows a painted and decorated pop-up card featuring a tree, fence, and birds

Activity: Make An Eerie Pop-Up Book

Activities & Education

Learn about Will Barnet’s work Summer Night, then make a pop-up book inspired by the painting.

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Activity: Make a Collage Portrait Inspired by Backpack Items
image of a collage portrait art activity with clay; this image features several clay objects based on items found in a backpack like paper and scissors

Activity: Make a Collage Portrait Inspired by Backpack Items

Activities & Education

Learn about David Esterly’s Dr. Compton’s Letter Rack, then make a collage portrait based on items found in your backpack!

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Activity: Create Your Own Sketchbook
make your own sketchbook art activity; this image features an accordion-folded sketchbook made from paper

Activity: Create Your Own Sketchbook

Activities & Education

Learn about Mary Cassatt’s The Reader, then make your very own sketchbook.

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Activity: Make a 3D Waterway
watercolor activity

Activity: Make a 3D Waterway

Activities & Education

Learn about Silver Upper White River by Maya Lin, then make a wax resist painting of your favorite waterway!

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Activity: Create Your Own Mini Aquarium
mini aquarium artmaking activity

Activity: Create Your Own Mini Aquarium

Activities & Education

In today’s activity, learn about Yayoi Kusama’s work Narcissus Garden. Then make your own mini aquarium inspired by the beauty of nature.

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Activity: Create a Multimedia Animal Collage
collage animal activity

Activity: Create a Multimedia Animal Collage

Activities & Education
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Activity: Make Your Own Watercolor Paints
make your own watercolor activity materials

Activity: Make Your Own Watercolor Paints

Activities & Education

Learn about Helen Frankenthaler’s painting The Bullfight. Then make your own watercolor painting while celebrating World Watercolor Month.

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A Teacher’s Summer Guide to PD at Crystal Bridges
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A Teacher’s Summer Guide to PD at Crystal Bridges

Activities & Education At the Museum

A roundup of all the opportunities for educator professional development at Crystal Bridges this summer. 

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Activity: Make Rainbow-Marbled Paper
rainbow marbling artwork

Activity: Make Rainbow-Marbled Paper

Activities & Education

Learn about Gabriel Dawe’s work Plexus No. 27, then make your own rainbow paper!

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