MMoCA is grateful to The Hooper Foundation, the official Kids Area Sponsor for the Virtual Art Fair on the Square. Funds raised through this event support MMoCA’s free year-round education offerings for learners of all ages. Scroll down to see and explore a wide range of art activities that children can do at home. Shop your local Artist & Craftsman Supply if you need to supplement your supplies!
Create a collage portrait of yourself or someone else inspired by Romare Bearden’s Serenade
Ephemeral Nature Composition
Make an ephemeral nature composition inspired by Nancy Mladenoff’s Undertow
Try your hand at marbling paper inspired by William Weege’s love for experimenting with paper
Make a rock into something new in a project inspired by Nicholas Monro’s Stone Circle
Make a symmetrical self-portrait inspired by Karl Wirsum and the Chicago Imagists. This project was designed by our friends at Artist & Craftsman Supply.
3D Wall Hanging
Create a geometric wall hanging inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. This project was designed by our friends at Artist & Craftsman Supply.
Enjoy these print-at-home coloring pages:
- MMoCA State Street coloring page
- 2020 Virtual Art Fair on the Square coloring page
- 2019 coloring page inspired by the art of Michelle McDowell Smith
- 2018 coloring page inspired by the art of Justin Marable
- 2017 coloring page inspired by the art of Jeff Condon
- 2016 coloring page inspired by the art of Mary Filapek and Lou Ann Townsend
- 2015 coloring page inspired by the art of Angie Pickman
MMoCA Exhibition Activities
Dive into works in the museum’s permanent collection with these activities developed for past exhibitions:
- Get creative at home and recreate an artwork from the museum’s permanent collection
- Learn more about artist Ray Yoshida through this interactive site. Then, participate in a set of creative drawing challenges inspired by the artist’s process that can be printed at home: Booklet | Single Pages
- Download drawing activities inspired by:
Don’t miss out on Art Cart and Art Cart EXTRA! this summer. While things look a bit different, the Art Cart is still traveling to parks and playgrounds across Dane County. In response to current health guidelines, MMoCA and MSCR are pleased to offer Art Cart ArtKits for families to take home to complete.
To pick up an ArtKit, look for the colorful Art Cart van at parks listed in the schedule here. ArtKits are limited and available first-come, first-served. Art Cart EXTRA! kits includes supplies and instruction for three creative activities. ArtKits developed for the weekday Art Cart program will change weekly.
You can also watch Art Cart EXTRA! instructor demonstration videos:
- Learn how to make an imaginative watercolor painting inspired by the art of Gladys Nilsson
- Make your very own collage scrapbook inspired by Ray Yoshida
Special thanks to Kids Area Contributor Artist & Craftsman Supply!