NEU To Do for Kids
Fun arts education resources for PK12 kids!
FREE Art Education Videos for K12 Kids
The Neuberger Museum of Art has created a series of 14 free art exploration videos appropriate for use in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. Designed by Diana Puglisi, Curator of Education, Youth & Adult Programs, alongside volunteer museum educators, the videos guide students through our collection artworks using questioning techniques that encourage critical thinking through the lens of the students’ own personal experiences.
Watch the Videos on the Neuberger’s YouTube Channel
Please share the news about the videos and accompanying asynchronous learning resources with the teachers or homeschooling parents you know. Contact Diana Puglisi with questions and requests for more information.
PAC Arts in Education Virtual Field Trips
Our colleagues in the Education & Engagement Department of The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College have developed a fantastic series of virtual field trips for grades K-12. The trips include on-demand video segments and easy-to-use tools for exploring curriculum, supporting social-emotional learning, and activating creativity. All of the field trips are free, but registration is required.
Visit The PAC’s website to explore the trips and learn more about their learning programs!
Virtual Open Studios for Kids
Design Quilt Portraits like Faith Ringgold
Kids will follow along with teaching artist Dara Goodman to create an art project that uses colors, lines, geometric patterns, nature images, and faces to create a quilt portrait inspired by the work of Faith Ringgold.
Create Color Fields like Mark Rothko
Teaching artist Dara Goodman will introduce kids to Mark Rothko, the abstract artist who wanted to paint human emotions. See examples of his art then follow along to create your own color fields inspired by Rothko.
Create a Collage Using Found Materials
Inspired by the work of Anne Ryan
Create a Playful Universe
Inspired by the work of Ignacio Iturria
Create a Cardboard Sculpture
Inspired by the assemblage artworks of Louise Nevelson
Inspired by the work of Samuel “Wood” Gaylor
Create Still Life Photographs
Inspired by the work of Patrick Henry Bruce
Create a Monochromatic Digital Photo Project
Inspired by the work of Ansel Adams
Create a Collage
Inspired by the work of Romare Bearden
Create Shadow Art Using Biomorphic Forms
Inspired by the surrealism and abstract expressionist work of William Baziotes
Create Ekphrastic Poetry
Inspired by works in the Neuberger’s collection
Create a Plein Air Landscape
Inspired by the work of Georgia O’Keeffe
Create Pop Art using the Hard-edge Painting Technique
Inspired by the work of artist Robert Indiana
Create A Reflective Sculpture
Inspired by the work of John Chamberlain
Pop Art Scavenger Hunt
Inspired by the work of Robert Rauschenberg
Create Negative and Positive Shape Drawings
Inspired by the work of Lee Krasner
Create Abstract Sculpture with Recycled Cardboard
Inspired by the work of Alexander Calder
Create Pop Art Prints Using Leaves and Vegetables
Inspired by the work of Andy Warhol
Create Abstract Paintings Using Puffy Paint
Inspired by the work of Jackson Pollock
Print & Play One-Page Activity Worksheets
- Go on a Scavenger Hunt with Georgia O’Keeffe
- Draw a Memory with Romare Bearden
- Express Yourself with Adolph Gottlieb
- Find Words in Art with Les Levine
- Explore Color with Joseph Albers
What if you could hear art
- An Introduction to the Seven Principles of Art
- Balance (Principles of Art)
- Contrast (Principles of Art)
- Emphasis (Principles of Art)
Movement (Principles of Art)
- Pattern (Principles of Art)
- Rhythm (Principles of Art)
Unity/Variety (Principles of Art)
- The Elements of Art Word Search (All ages)
- All About Color (Elements of Art)
- Exploring Form (Elements of Art)
- Let’s Learn About Lines (Elements of Art)
- Fun with Shapes (Elements of Art)
- Exploring Space (Elements of Art)
- Talking About Texture (Elements of Art)
Value - Using light to create art (Elements of Art)
- Neuberger Museum of Art Word Search (All ages)
Art Books and e-Books for Kids
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.
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.
More Art Projects from our friends
More links you might like
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.
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.
These programs are curated by Diana Puglisi, Curator of Education, Youth & Adult Programs, Neuberger Museum of Art.