NEU To Do for Kids
While the Museum is temporarily closed, we’ll keep this page updated with a suggestions for art-related projects and activities that are perfect for kids to do at home.
A project inspired by the work of abstract artist Georgia O’Keeffe
Students will explore the use of color, shape and form to create a Plein Air landscape painting or drawing that is based on what they can see close up and far away in their own outdoor environment.
“Plein Air” art is painting outside, in nature, recreating the environment you are in. Also known as “experience” painting or drawing, this technique dates back many centuries and is derived from the desire to capture light and shadows as they change.
In the project worksheet, students will also learn more about the abstract artist Georgia O’Keefe, who is best known for her vast portfolio of open sky depictions, sweeping landscapes, floral plumes, and dessert sands.
- Watercolor, Paint, Charcoal, Crayons, or Colored Pencils
- Heavy Paper or Canvas
Be sure to share your creations with us on social media #NEUtoDoKids!
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Build Abstract Sculpture with Recycled Cardboard
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Create Pop Art Prints Using Leaves and Vegetables
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Create Abstract Paintings Using Puffy Paint
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NEU Activity Worksheets
- Value - Using light to create art (Elements of Art)
- Exploring Form (Elements of Art)
- Talking About Texture (Elements of Art)
- Let’s Learn About Line (Elements of Art)
- All About Color (Elements of Art)
- Fun with Shapes (Elements of Art)
- The Elements of Art Word Search
- The Principles of Art Word Search
Neuberger Museum of Art Word Search
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Art Books for Kids (.pdf)
The Neuberger Museum of Art education team has compiled a list of books that will help introduce your kids to art and well known artists. Order online or look for these titles at your favorite bookstore.
Download these Art-Focused eBooks for Kids (.pdf)
For those who are looking for a quick download, our NEU educators have compiled a list of art-based eBooks that are perfect for younger children. All are available from Amazon and several are free to download for Kindle.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation hosts this award-winning children’s literacy website streaming videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
Stories for Kids from Audible Books
For as long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on a desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Other Museums to Virtually Explore
Metropolitan Museum of Art: #MetKids
Explore 5,000 years around the World of Art, Hop in a Time Machine, and watch videos made just for kids.
Whitney Museum of American Art: Audio Guides for Kids
Explore select exhibitions with Audio Guides made especially for 6-10 year olds.
More links you might like
- Virtual activities to promote playful learning at home from Children’s Museums around the world
- The Genius of Play (coloring and activity sets)
This page will be updated regularly so please check back often.