At-Home Arts Learning Resources
As schools, museums, and other community-based organizations across the region close to limit the spread of COVID-19, we know that lots of families are thinking about how to continue learning from home!
BIMA’s Education team has collected a variety of free online resources to support arts learning from home, with an emphasis on hands-on projects that rely on everyday materials, as well as streaming video resources. Happy art-making and don’t forget to wash your hands!
PBS Kids for Parents
Arts Development for Kids gives caregivers tips and activities for ages 2 to 8.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
MetKids has been inspired, tested, and approved by real kids ages 7–12. Explore the Met using an interactive map, watch behind-the-scenes videos, travel through 5,000+ years of art in our time machine, and try out creative projects
The Museum of Modern Art
Art Making with MoMA: 20 Activities for Kids Inspired by Artists
Using easy-to-find materials—many of them recycled and everyday household objects—these activities encourage hours of imagining, designing, experimenting, constructing, creating, tinkering, and playing. Art Making with MoMA shows children, and their adults, how to start thinking like artists.
The Tate in London offers an array of games, activities, videos, galleries and more designed to inform, spark and challenge an array of different ages.
PBS Learning Media
Art School is a KQED web video series that introduces contemporary artists who discuss their careers and intentions, then demonstrate hands-on techniques or concepts. Art School provides resources for learning how to breakdance, draw comic strips, create animations, and much more. Empower folks of all ages to engage with contemporary art, and discover new ideas for creativity from a variety of professional artists through this fun and engaging series.
Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century
Art21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time. Watch videos documenting artist’s practice across the world and use the Learning Library for hands-on activities or discussion/writing prompts most appropriate.
National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art offers An Eye for Art series that groups works of art under topical headings such as storytelling or portraits, gives in-depth information about individual works and asks viewers to observe, analyze and question.
Online resources for visual arts and writing.
Nancy Blum Coloring Pages
PDF downloads of artist-made coloring pages.
Craft in America
Craft in America is streaming more than a decade of its Peabody Award-winning video content and hundreds of artist stories that delight, inspire, entertain, and uplift through these challenging times. CIA’s vast library of 13 years of video content and educational tools is FREE.
Free online viewing of films, performances for the month.
How to Start Drawing
Dive in and draw, even if you’ve never tried before!