While some educators are back in the classroom adjusting to new ways of teaching, remote learning continues to be a daily reality for many teachers, parents, caretakers, and students. Bringing art into our lives has become even more important, both as an opportunity for fun, screen-free art making, and as a means of slowing down and working through difficult emotions. Whatever role art takes in your teaching and learning, we are here to offer support with these resources created just for you.
Mondays with MoMA
Mondays with MoMA are weekly activities for primary and secondary students. Each lesson is inspired by an object in MoMA’s collection, and includes questions that encourage close looking, information about the artist or artwork, and a suggested activity. These lessons—which can be used by themselves or incorporated into a larger unit of study—can be facilitated by a teacher, shared with parents, or followed by a student independently. Email [email protected] to be included in the weekly mailing list. See these sample lessons about works by Betye Saar and Martin Wong.
Delve deeper into MoMA’s collection with these videos that encourage K-12 learners to look closely and ask questions. Each video focuses on one artist or theme and includes an activity that helps learners make connections between the artists’ process and their own lives.
Artful Activities for Early Learners
Artful Activities for Early Learners emphasize a range of activities and active learning for Pre-K and early elementary-school students. The lessons—arranged around themes such as Museums and Collecting, Elements of Art, Seasons, People, and Emotions—can either complement a Pre-K curriculum in school or help families engage with art in new ways. See these sample lessons about emoji and spring.
Creativity Lab at Home and the Heyman Family Art Lab
These short videos from Creativity Lab at Home and the Heyman Family Art Lab will bring art making directly to you. Designed for everyone—from adults seeking creative outlets to families looking for projects to do together—these activities can be made with simple materials found around you.
Virtual Views take you inside our exhibitions, highlight favorite artworks from the collection, and share artists’ voices through video stories, live conversations with curators, feature articles, and more. It’s a great resource for high school students, inspiring conversations about art and the world around them.
We will continue to add resources throughout the school year and also want to see what you make; share how you have been inspired by MoMA’s collection by emailing [email protected] Thank you for being part of the MoMA community, and we extend sincere wishes for health and well-being to each of you, your families, neighbors, and friends.