WAM For Kids


ARTogether: Collaborative Contour Drawing Activity

What do you need to make ARTogether? Just a piece of paper and a drawing tool of your choice--pencils, markers, crayons, colored pencils--or mix-and-match them for colorful fun! Click here for the instructions


Art Charades

Art Charades is a fun twist on a classic game! Break away from the digital world for a bit, grab a partner or members of your household and take turns acting out popular artworks in WAM’s collection. Click here to download the list.


Freaky Figure Game

Let your creativity and imagination reign with this fun drawing game that comes from surrealist artist André Breton. Download the instructions here. After the game is played, who gets to keep the drawing?


Let's play Match Up!

You're the artist and need a label for your artwork. What will you call your work of art? Download these titles taken from artwork in WAM's collection to start the game.


Can you solve WAM's Art Garden mystery?

Click here to download the list of clues. Be sure to bring a pencil and a compass along when you visit the Art Garden. (And don't forget social distancing!)


Extra! Extra! Be a reporter for WAM News!

Today, pretend you're a newspaper or television reporter. Click here to download your PDF activity pack, and create your own news story that features artwork from WAM's collection.

 

Love Mad Libs? Try WAM Libs!

Download the PDF to create your own WAM Libs that highlight work from the museum's collection. Be creative! Be funny! 


Resources For You


Artcation at Home

You can still take an Artcation! Download the packet of activities from WAM's sci-fi-themed adventure.

 

 

Need an outdoor activity for the kids? Try I Spy in the Art Garden. Download the I Spy PDF.

Or get them out to WAM's Art Garden for a Scavenger Hunt. Download the Scavenger Hunt PDF.

Click here to explore WAM’s collection on our online database.

Click here to check out our teacher guide for art activities and learn about our exhibition Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight.

Artist Preston Singletary narrates a video featuring the Tlingit ceremonies that inspired him and the artist at work on the exhibition Raven and the Box of Daylight in his studio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pct6xLBJzk
 

Take a Virtual Walk through the Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight exhibition when it was on view at the Museum of Glass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-ZBNZGA1ZQ


Looking for More Art-Related Links?

Below are links to  great educational activities from museums around the country and around the world!

Artist Activity Packs are a free download of activities created by U.K. artists from Firstsite, a visual arts organization based in Essex: https://firstsite.uk/art-is-where-the-home-is/

Everything from crafts to quizzes to art-looking activities at the Tate Moden in London: https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

Explore New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art collection with an interactive map or time machine: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/

Art-Making Activities families can do at home. Ages 6+ https://www.moma.org/magazine/articles/254

Seattle's Museum of Glass (which organized Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight) craft projects: try your hand at reverse-painting on glass or a self-portrait collage https://www.museumofglass.org/mog-craft-projects

Artist Louise Lawler created coloring pages of her photographs she took of artworks on display and released 12 for free download: https://www.moma.org/magazine/articles/257

Want more coloring pages? Check out Color Our Collections, a website that compiles free coloring pages created by libraries and other cultural institutions based off objects in their collections: http://library.nyam.org/colorourcollections/

Want to explore a museum in Italy or Seoul? Now you can from the comfort and safety of your own home with Google Arts and Culture. Take a virtual tour of hundreds of museums: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en&tab=pop

 

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