Looking for projects or resources to make and use at home? Welcome to our Digital Resources page!
The Dayton Art Institute’s growing Learning Library Online offers art-making lessons, projects and educational materials for learners of all ages. Connect with your museum through art experiences you can do at home … or anywhere! Click a project to learn more and to download lessons. Check here often for updates and new lessons.
Special Resource: Women Artists in the DAI Collection
The Dayton Art Institute recognizes and celebrates the contributions of women artists. Click Here to learn about selected artists from our collection!
Paper Plate Truck Painting
Paint a truck made with paper plates!
Create watercolor hands!
Folded Paper House
Create a folded paper house!
Create a sculpture with straws & clay!
Found Object Collage
Create a found object collage!
Splatter Paint Fly
Create a fly-inspired artwork!
1st – 3rd Grade
Clay Figure Sculpture
Create a figurative clay sculpture!
Artist unidentified (Japanese, Edo period, 1615-1868)
Stained-Glass Inspired Painting
Create a stained-glass inspired painting!
Portrait of Julia Shaw Patterson Carnell
John Christen Johansen (American, 1876-1964)
Colorful Cardboard Collage
Create a dimensional collage!
Therman Statom (American, born 1953)
4th – 6th Grade
Mythological Clay Relief Creature
Create a mythological clay creature!
Papier-Mâché Abstract Airplane
Sculpt an abstract airplane
Mixed Media Monotypes
Create painterly prints!
Rangoli Pattern Collage
Create a mixed-media collage!
Oil Pastel Peace Drawing
Create an oil pastel drawing to celebrate International Day of Peace!
Ancient Greek Relief Print
Create a print utilizing ancient Greek designs!
7th – 12th Grade
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YA & Adults
Madonna of Humility
Joy of the Waters
Draw the Joy of the Waters from our collection!
Double-Spouted Bottle with Hummingbirds Sipping Nectar
The Months of Lucas, March
Draw the Relief with Design of Dragons from our collection!