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!
1st – 3rd Grade
Create colorful portraits!
John Safer (American, 1922-2018)
Sandy Skoglund (American, born 1946)
Lobala people (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Create a work of 3D art!
Michael Conrad Hirt (German, 1615-1694)
4th – 6th Grade
Paint an abstract landscape!
Design a playful diorama!
Create low-sew 1800s-inspired vest, shirt and knickers from everyday clothing.
Create pendants inspired by ancient South American artworks, using metal embossing techniques.
Create a monochrome leaf texture collage using tree leaves and collagraph printmaking techniques.
Create a collaborative chalk mural.
7th – 12th Grade
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YA & Adults
Create a colorful abstract drawing
Bartolomé Estéban Murillo (Spanish, 1618-1682)
Ed Kienholz (American, 1927-1994)
Learn to draw a tree structure
Korea, Goryeo Dynasty, 918-1392
India, Gujarat region