Your Brooks is committed to keeping Mid-South families safe while providing excellent arts education curriculum that can be enjoyed from home! Lesson plan activities are inspired by artwork in Brooks' collection and special exhibitions, and are designed to encourage students to build connections between visual art, language arts, and social studies among other disciplines. An art making video using at-home supplies will be uploaded on each event date. When you share your creations on Facebook and Instagram, don't forget to tag @brooksmuseum in the photo!
This program is offered free of charge.
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September 9: Take on Texture
Texture - or the way a surface feels - is an element of art used by artists to create depth, interest, and balance in their artwork. Examine objects in the museum that showcase a variety of textures – both real and implied.
October 14: The Art of Emotion
Art is an expressive language that allows us to communicate feelings and emotions, but there are many different ways to do this! Learn about techniques that artists have used throughout history to effectively express themselves and inspire emotion in others.
November 11: People Power
Explore artworks that depict people at work. Students will consider skills needed for certain careers and the role that jobs play in a community.
Project time: 15-20 minutes
Cardstock or cardboard
Different colored yarn
Project time: 15-20 minutes + two days to dry before decorating
Ruler or Measuring tape
Magazines, catalogs, old coupons, paper grocery bags, etc.
Pencil, pen, or marker
Glue stick or fabric glue
Yarn, rope, or leftover fabric