Creativity Wanted

MAAM educators are having fun composing artmaking activities for you!

We are pleased to offer artmaking activities with instructions in English, Spanish, and Portuguese! Our education team and exhibiting artists put together art projects that will surely tap into your inner artist with materials you have at home. Spark creativity with materials you have on hand, no art experience necessary.

Cut & Collage

Collage your own architectural village with this activity inspired by Ghost of a Dream's site-specific installation Yesterday is Here.

Cut & Collage Instructions

InstruCciones para Corte y Collage

Instruções para Recorte e Colagem

 

Honor Your Hero

Looking to Learn Educator Julia Einstein teaches us how to paint a miniature portrait to recognize someone who has impacted your life.

HONOR YOUR HERO INSTRUCTIONS

INSTRUCCIONES PARA Honrar a tu Héroe/Heroína

Instruções para Honre seu/sua Herói/Heroína

 

Animate with Pop Up

Bring your characters to life with this pop up activity inspired by Game Changers.

Animate with Pop Up Instructions

INSTRUCCIONES PARA Animar con Pop Up

Instruções para Anime com Pop Up

 

Pattern Play

Play with patterns in this Valkyrie Mumbet inspired activity by our Looking to Learn educator Julia Einstein.

Pattern Play Instructions

INSTRUCCIONES PARA Juego de Patrones

Instruções para Jogo de Padrões

 

Memory Box

Collage your own memory box! Looking to Learn educator Julia Einstein looks to Ghost of a Dream's Yesterday is Here for this sculptural project.

Memory Box Instructions

INSTRUCCIONES PARA Caja de Memoria

Instruções para Caixa de Memória

 

Character Cards

Inspired by the Game Changers exhibition, create your own card game in this activity by our Looking to Learn Educator Julia Einstein.

Character Cards Instructions

INSTRUCCIONES PARA Cartas de Carácter

Instruções para Cartas de Personagem

 

Paper Sculpture

Make your own paper sculpture with this activity created by our Looking to Learn Educator Julia Einstein inspired by Joana Vasconcelos’s Valkyrie Mumbet.

Paper Sculpture Instructions

INSTRUCCIONES PARA Escultura de Papel

Instruções para Escultura de Papel

 

Create Your Player

Inspired by the exhibition Game Changers, MassArt CACP's sparc! the ArtMobile created an activity that invites participants to customize their very own game character.

Create Your Player Instructions

INSTRUCCIONES PARA Crear Un Jugador

Instruções para Crie um/uma Jogador/Jogadora

 

Weaving with Paper

Inspired by the vibrant patterns seen in Yesterday is Here and Valkryie Mumbet, MAAM Educator Tiffany Doggett ’21 created a weaving activity using paper and found materials.

Weaving with Paper Instructions

INSTRUCCIONES PARA Tejiendo con Papel

Instruções para Tecelagem com Papel

 

Take a break from your screen and make art

Developed by professional artists and educators, these resourceful virtual sessions and prompts draw inspiration from the exhibitions on view at MAAM. Drawing Together is always free and posted on Thursday. Look at past Drawing Together events to see more artmaking ideas!

Share your work on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtag #MAAMDrawingTogether.

TAKE A BREAK

Colophon

The MAAM site is set in MAAM Sans drawn by Nick Sherman (MassArt ’06), Beatrice by Sharp Type, and Stellar by Pangram Pangram.

The site was designed by MassArt alumnæ at Moth Design, written by 43,000 Feet, and developed by pod consulting.

“Our People” shot by Dolphin Photography.