“Learning Through Art” at Home | Ages 12–14 & Grades 6–8

Learning Through Art at Home

Ages 12–14 | Grades 6–8

Feeling disconnected from your friends at school? Explore some new ideas!

These activities include directions and suggested works of art but can be modified and used with any work of art. The goal is to have fun and be inspired. Search the Learning Through Art online resource to find additional tools and activities, including a zoom button on each work to discover even more details. Select a topic below to download the instructions​.

Poetry: Diamante/Diamond
How do poets say hello? Hey, haven’t we metaphor?

Poetry: Haiku
Do you have the right syllables?

Sketching Activity Pack
Choose any work from Learning Through Art for these activities. All you need is a pencil, paper, and a sense of humor.

Using Art to Practice Scientific Methods
Science more your thing? Try some of these activities.

► Ideas to Inspire and Invigorate the Art Classroom
“Printmaking with Found Objects” | Explore printmaking in a contemporary way.
“Setting Up a Darkroom in a Spare Closet” | Create a camera and a photographic print.

See Grades K–5 & Grades 9–12

Questions? Email teachers@mfah.org