“Learning Through Art” at Home | Ages 15–18 & Grades 9–12

Learning Through Art at Home

Ages 15–18 | Grades 9–12

Stuck at home doing your art-appreciation homework? Give some new ideas a try!

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.

Art-Appreciation Basics
Has your teacher asked you to write about a work of art for class? Use this tool to think it through.

Developing an Artist’s Point of View
Choose a work and become the artist! Or try your hand at writing about your own art.

How to Investigate an MFAH Work of Art—or Your Own Art!
What does it mean? Stumped on how to make sense of a work of art? Try these ideas.

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.

► Ideas to Inspire and Invigorate the Art Classroom
“Creating Charcoal Sketches” | Gather your materials and start sketching.
“Creating Simple Stop-Motion Animation with Paper” | Make a 30-second film.
“Painting Realistic Skin Tones” | Create different shades of skin tone by mixing paint.
“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 6–8

Questions? Email teachers@mfah.org