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Activity: Make A Drape Painting
Drape painting in the style of Sam Gilliam

Activity: Make A Drape Painting

Activities & Education

This activity is inspired by Sam Gilliam’s drape painting Mazda. Learn more about this artwork and make your own 3D drape painting.

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Activity: Make a Snowy Sensory Bin
Hands playing with animal figures in a bin of fake snow

Activity: Make a Snowy Sensory Bin

Activities & Education

Today’s activity is inspired by The Truth About Comets by Dorothea Tanning. Learn more about this artwork here, then try your hand at creating a snowy sensory bin!

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Activity: Make an Abstract Collage Portrait
Materials needed to make a collage portrait

Activity: Make an Abstract Collage Portrait

Activities & Education

Today’s activity is inspired by The Poetry of Joseph E Big Bear by Frank Big Bear. Learn more about this artwork, then try your hand at making a colorful collage portrait with materials found around your home.

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Winter Break Wonders Activity: Music and Art
Music-inspired painting

Winter Break Wonders Activity: Music and Art

Activities & Education

In this project, we’ll look at how music and sound have influenced artwork in the Crystal Bridges’ collection and make our own musically inspired creations.

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Winter Break Wonders Activity: Portrait Making
Four completed handmade portraits

Winter Break Wonders Activity: Portrait Making

Activities & Education

This Winter Break Wonders activity is inspired by the largest intact group of family portraits by Gerardus Duyckinck I. Learn more about this artwork, then make your own portraits!

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Virtual Winter Break Wonders
Virtual Winter Break Wonders

Virtual Winter Break Wonders

Activities & Education

As school winds down for the holidays, we’ve collected activities for your family to make memories over winter break with artmaking activities and museum-inspired fun.

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Winter Break Wonders Activity: Found Object Collage
Found object collage

Winter Break Wonders Activity: Found Object Collage

Activities & Education

This Winter Break Wonders activity is inspired by Al Souza’s artwork, Field & Stream. Learn more about this artwork, then make your own collage with found objects!

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Winter Break Wonders Activity: Suncatchers
Homemade suncatchers

Winter Break Wonders Activity: Suncatchers

Activities & Education

Today’s Winter Break Wonders activity is inspired by Frederick Eversley’s sculpture, Big Red Lens. Learn more about this sculpture, then create your own lens by making a suncatcher!

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Winter Break Wonders Activity: Colorful Snowflakes
Paper snowflakes

Winter Break Wonders Activity: Colorful Snowflakes

Activities & Education

This Winter Break Wonders activity is inspired by Dale Chihuly’s sculpture, Azure Icicle Chandelier. Learn more about this artwork, then design your own colorful snowflakes!

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Play the Crystal Bridges Version of Lotería
Crystal Bridges Loteria cards

Play the Crystal Bridges Version of Lotería

Activities & Education

In a time marked by isolation, board games and puzzles have provided a fun and collaborative outlet for loved ones to spend time with one another, both virtually and in-person.…

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Bringing Art to Youth with My Museum Kit
My Museum kit icon

Bringing Art to Youth with My Museum Kit

Activities & Education

Earlier this summer, as classes and camps were canceled to stop the spread of coronavirus, Crystal Bridges’ Education and Community Engagement departments sprung into action to develop a project that…

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