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Activities for Families & Teachers

Find below fun and engaging art activities and lesson plans featuring works from the Nasher’s collection. Please check back on this page as these will be added to every Thursday.

These art activities and lesson plans can be used by parents or teachers, and feature suggestions for careful looking, guided conversation, and further work inspired by select works of art. Each plan is available as a two-sided PDF that can be printed for schools that distribute hard copies of materials.

Please email ryan.helsel@duke.edu with any suggestions for improvements that could be made to better serve your family and/or your students.

 

Family Art Activity: Creative Re-Creations
Actividad Artística Familar: Re-creaciones creativas

Self-Portrait Silhouettes
Recommended for grades K-5
Auto-Retrato de Siluetas
Recomendado para los grados K-5

Writing Labels
Recommended for grades 6-12
Escritura de etiquetas
Recomendado para los grados 6-12

 

Arbor Day
Recommended for grades K-5
Día del Árbol: ¡Celebrando Árboles!
Recomendado para los grados K-5

Family Art Activity: Celebrating Trees
Recommended for grades K-5
Actividad Artística Familiar: Día del Árbol ¡celebrando los árboles!
Recomendado para los grados K-5

Soundsuits: Nick Cave
Recommended for grades 6-12
Soundsuit (Traje de sonido) Nick Cave
Recomendado para los grados 6-12

 

Nature Mobiles
Recommended for grades K-5
Móviles de la Naturaleza
Recomendado para los grados K-5

Family Art Activity: Nature Mobiles
Recommended for grades K-5
Actividad Artística Familiar: Móviles de la Naturaleza
Recomendado para los grados K-5

Portraits with Non-traditional Materials
Recommended for grades 6-12
Retratos con materiales no tradicionales
Recomendado para los grados 6-12

 

Artful Weather Reports
Recommended for grades K-5
Reportajes artísticos del clima
Recomendado para los grados K-5

Family Art Activity: Drawing Shadows
Recommended for grades K-5
Actividad Artística Familiar: Dibujo de sombras
Recomendado para los grados K-5

Observations from Nature and History
Recommended for grades 6-12
Observaciones de la Naturaleza y de la Historia
Recomendado para los grados 6-12

 

Horses and History
Recommended for grades K-5
Caballos e historia
Recomendado para los grados K-5

Family Art Activity: Multi Dimensional
Recommended for grades K-5
Actividad Artística Familiar: Multidimensionalidad
Recomendado para los grados K-5

Finding a Theme: A Summertime Challenge
Recommended for grades 6-12
Encontrar un tema: Reto para el verano
Recomendado para los grados 6-12

 

 

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