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 an artwork using crushed chalk!
Gioacchino Assereto (Italian, 1600-1639)
Create fantastical, faerie-inspired skirts and a matching magical wand.
Use cutting and gluing skills to make a stick puppet!
Make your own playable four-string guitar.
Make your own wearable dinosaur dancing feet!
1st – 3rd Grade
Learning to create stability and movement with inanimate objects.
Create a self-portrait inspired by LEGO®s and featuring personality traits using crayons and watercolor paints.
Use construction paper to explore color and pattern by weaving various compositions.
Create a robot sculpture using repurposed materials you have around the house!
4th – 6th Grade
7th – 12th Grade
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YA & Adults
Lionel Noël Royer (French, 1852-1926)
Draw complex buildings and structures using one-point perspective techniques.
Japanese (Edo period, 1615 1868), early 18th century
Benjamin West – Adonis with His Dogs
Samuel Richards (American, 1853-1893)
Geometric shapes as our starting point on the journey into a freeform, flower-filled world