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A yard show is an art show that is displayed in your front yard or somewhere outside that is visible to the public. In this project you will use found materials to put on a yard show with a social message for your community...
Showing the inclusionary role art can play in political engagement, this project empowers children through involvement in your Get Out the Vote efforts. Led by curiosity and exploration, children are invited to discover and...
Exploring symmetry and color throughout the de Young’s collection is one of our favorite activities. Second-grade students who participate in our guided school program experience the following activity as part of their visit...
Inspired by the painting A Particular Kind of Heaven by Ed Ruscha, this activity invites you to create a simple collage landscape representing an ideal place, focusing on the horizon line. While exploring the...
IntroductionDid you know that you can make a view camera using simple materials you may have at home? It’s not a camera that you can take pictures with, but it can help you see the world around you in an amazing new way. A...
IntroductionTogether, let's collect and examine materials from a favorite place in nature. Visit a natural area near your home and look around at what natural materials are available there. Without picking any living plants...
We are bringing Summer Art Camp to you. The de Young’s team of teaching artists has created a variety of art projects in long and short videos for this week’s Summer Art Camp: Shaping Stories.Art can tell us stories about...
We are bringing Summer Art Camp to you. Usually, our galleries and studios would be full of campers exploring artworks and materials through play and process, slowing down to observe closely, asking and answering questions,...
IntroductionDo you know that in Mexico there is a long tradition of thank-you or gratitude paintings?These are called ex-votos, and they could be made by anyone who had an important story to tell about being kept safe during...
IntroductionOver the past few weeks, it has become increasingly unavoidable to see how our country is impacted by inequality and injustice, specifically within the Black community. Building a society that upholds humanity...

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