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!
Create a 3-D bird with watercolor-resist techniques!
Create a smush painting of a leaf!
Create a landscape using torn paper!
Make an upcycled artwork with found objects!
Make a robot from found objects!
Make a torn paper seascape!
1st – 3rd Grade
The Dayton Painter (Greek, 6th century BCE)
Create a mythological clay creature!
Georgia O’Keeffe (American, 1887-1986)
Sculpt an abstract airplane
Create painterly prints!
Frans Geubels (Flemish, 1535-1590)
4th – 6th Grade
Create an abstract sculpture!
Create colorful portraits!
Create a work of 3D art!
Create an African-inspired mask!
Paint an abstract landscape!
Design a playful diorama!
7th – 12th Grade
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YA & Adults
Artist unidentified (China, Qing Dynasty, 1644-1912)
Draw a fruit still life!
Peri Schwartz (American, 1951–2021)
Draw a landscape!
Robert S. Duncanson (American, 1821-1872)
Christopher Ries (American, born 1952)