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!
1st – 3rd Grade
Create a mixed-media collage!
Paul Manship (American, 1885-1966)
Create an oil pastel drawing to celebrate International Day of Peace!
Create a print utilizing ancient Greek designs!
Artist unidentified (China, Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644)
Sir Joshua Reynolds (English, 1726-1792)
4th – 6th Grade
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.
Paint moonlit cherry trees inspired by the woodblock prints of Yoshitoshi’s One Hundred Aspects of the Moon.
Sculpt a clay bowl utilizing Native American pueblo pottery techniques and designs.
7th – 12th Grade
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YA & Adults
Create abstract designs and optical effects.
Create low-sew Rococo-inspired overdress, hip padding, and stomacher from everyday clothing.
Draw ornate, colorful fabric details.
Unkoku Toeki (Japanese, 1591-1644), Landscape, 17th century
Chinese (Tang Dynasty, 618-907) – Dancing Horse
Draw complex buildings and structures using one-point perspective techniques.