FWM has a long history of challenging our Artists-in-Residence and our staff to use innovative materials, methods, and artmaking practices. During this time of home quarantine, FWM has considered the challenges art teachers and caregivers face and offers a series of activities that explore and expand ideas of art making.
Activity PDFs available for download below, with new activities to be added on a weekly basis during FWM’s closure. These exercises can be adjusted to suit the age and abilities of your students and/or family members. Use these projects to imagine new materials, tools, and possibilities in this time of uncertainty and resourceful living. Visit our YouTube channel for how-to videos created by FWM staff, check out the Quarantine Prints playlist, and subscribe to catch them all!
Activity PDF downloads:
Safety is important to us. Projects with an * involve the use of sharp tools. We recommend adult supervision for children and those needing assistance. When using a sharp tool remember to always cut away—not towards—your fingers and body. Please use your art tools responsibly!
Art is a valuable tool for developing and nurturing creativity, imagination, and critical thinking—elements integral to learning. Art helps us explore and connect science, math, history, and literature. It reflects our unique histories, encourages us to contemplate the human condition, raises important questions about society, and provides innovative suggestions for our future.
The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s Online Curriculum utilizes the museum’s collection as a vehicle for exploring interdisciplinary ideas and concepts. Designed for K-12 use, these lessons offer an array of interdisciplinary suggestions that will enliven and enrich your curriculum.
Please note that each lesson includes the following tools:
- Learning strategies based on National Education Standards
- Themes that connect art, language arts, math, science, and social studies
- Age and grade appropriate concepts