Looking for projects or resources to make and use at home? Welcome to our new 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
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Dayton Art Institute recognizes and celebrates the contributions of women artists. Click Here to learn about selected artists from our collection!
Create a folded paper house!
Create a sculpture with straws & clay!
Create a found object collage!
Create a fly-inspired artwork!
Create a 3-D bird with watercolor-resist techniques!
Create a smush painting of a leaf!
1st – 3rd Grade
John Christen Johansen (American, 1876-1964)
Create a dimensional collage!
Therman Statom (American, born 1953)
The Dayton Painter (Greek, 6th century BCE)
Create a mythological clay creature!
Georgia O’Keeffe (American, 1887-1986)
4th – 6th Grade
Sculpt an abstract airplane
Create painterly prints!
Create a mixed-media collage!
Create an oil pastel drawing to celebrate International Day of Peace!
Create a print utilizing ancient Greek designs!
Create an abstract sculpture!
7th – 12th Grade
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YA & Adults
Peri Schwartz (American, 1951–2021)
Draw a landscape!
Robert S. Duncanson (American, 1821-1872)
Christopher Ries (American, born 1952)
Draw faces from different perspectives!
Claude Vignon (French, 1593-1670)