HANDS-ON FUN! 


Create with us from home! Please see activities and tips for creating art with children below.

A woman doing crafts with beads

ART PROJECTS INSPIRED BY OUR PERMANENT COLLECTION


Explore the artistic techniques, concepts, and themes behind Fitchburg Art Museum’s permanent collection artworks through these fun creative projects. Explore the full list of tutorials below. Click here for information on how to best use these resources. 

White feathered Bird (Heron)

Inspired Animals 

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Colorful Abstracted Cactus

Color Crazy

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An abstract acrylic on paper painting, includes green & brown tones disbursed throughout.

Unreal!

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A vessel with a gradient. White on the bottom, blue in the center, and red on top.

Vessel Variety

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Imaginary Landscape

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Painting featuring a flower

Fun Photography Effects

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Moran Sq. Diner

Building on the Wall 

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Three women looking confident

Who Are You?

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An abstracted map

Scenes Seen From Above

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ART ACTIVITIES WITH HOUSEHOLD MATERIALS


The open-ended activities below can be adapted for a wide range of ages, and require things found around the home as well as some common, inexpensive art supplies. Explore supplies lists and guidelines for creation.

An abstract cardboard sculpture.

Cardboard Creations

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Tie-die coffee filters

Coffee Filter Designs

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A paintbrush and painted canvas with hearts

Crayon Resist Drawings

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Childs hand finger painting

Easy Finger Painting

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A recycled sculpture featuring a water bottle.

Recycled Sculpture

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Hands drawing on glass plate

Glass Plate Monoprints

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A Papier-mâché Bird house

Papier-mâché

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Book Assemblage Activity Instructions for Artists make an assemblage by collecting everyday.

Book Bento Assemblage

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Snapshots arranged on a table.

Fun with Photography

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TIPS FOR CREATING ART WITH CHILDREN


Crayons with a child in the background

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Saturday & Sunday 11am – 5pm
1st Thursday of the month 12pm – 7pm

 

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Fitchburg Art Museum
185 Elm Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Phone 978.345.4207
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