Connect through art anywhere

Hands-on activities and online learning for parents, teachers, and learners of all ages

Here are ways that art and design in the RISD Museum’s collection can support and connect us as we shift where and how we learn. These activities, prompts, and guides are developed for young children, teens, parents, caregivers, and teachers.

For Teachers and Parents

RISD Museum educators look forward to working with teachers to make virtual classroom connections. We are here to support and connect with you.


For Families

  • See & Sketch An intergenerational online program that explores art using close examination, discussion, and hands-on making using common household materials. Each session focuses on a different artwork. Sessions will be posted here.

  • Start drawing with these bilingual video prompts: Dream Drawing, Map Drawing, Automatic Drawing, and Gift Drawing.

  • Download Explorations in Art & Design for activities inspired by objects in the collection.

For Teens 

  • Art and Design Lab Join these informal social meet-ups  to feed your creativity. Tune in for the entire time or stop in to connect with artists and other creative teens. Sessions will be posted here

  • Follow @risdmuseumteens on instagram for pop-up programs, ideas for fun and more.   


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