Art makes us feel connected and alive, especially when we can't be together in person and long to feel a sense of community. Art helps us understand and process what's going on in the world around us. Art provides an escape. We've compiled a list of ideas and links to art experiences that you can take advantage of at home. Click on the title of each bullet point to be directed to the link. Please send us your ideas as you discover them (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will update this page daily until further notice.
ARTS AND CULTURE IDEAS
NEW: Free online watercolor demonstration by Tom Lynch (May 2 at 10 am MST). Watercolorist Tom Lynch will share his passion for color, contrast, sunlight and shadow; along with the creative process from the sketch to the finishing touches in this FREE live YouTube demonstration. Click the link at 10 am MST on May 2 to participate.
When Pigasso Met Mootisse read by Eric Close. What begins as a neighborly overture between a painterly pig and an artsy cow escalates into a monumental modern art mess! Before you can say paint-by-numbers, the two artists are calling each other names and building a fence between them. But it turns out that what divides them also reunites them. A video reading of this hilarious picture book geared toward K-2nd grade students.
Adobe is offering free access to some portions of the Creative Suite to K-12 students and educators through May 31, 2020.
Adobe is offering free classes created and taught by educators about bringing creativity into the classroom.
Urge Support for the Arts during the COVID-19 Outbreak. Request your members of Congress ensure Congress will include $4 billion—to be distributed through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)—to help offset the losses of the nonprofit arts industry
Evergreen artist, Andi Burnum, has created a series of short art instructional videos on her website geared toward kids, but they're great for adults too. She's posting new videos on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven's Ode to Joy from their individual homes or studios--in isolation, but in unison.
Guggenheim Museum releases over 200 modern art books for FREE online. Download them in PDF or ePub format.
Go Paint! Evergreen is offering curbside pick-up and delivery of pottery to-go so you can bring Fun Art to your home. Pay online, and pick-up your supplies from the comfort of your car or they'll deliver!
5 gardens you can virtually tour online. Garden design is art, too, and there's no better way to welcome spring than by touring the Claude Monet's garden at Giverny, the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garen, and more.
10 University art classes you can take for free online. FREE online art classes offered by Duke, Harvard, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and more
Sculpture Evergreen is responsible for 12 amazing sculptures beautifying our outdoor community. Check out all twelve online or print a map and visit them in your car or on a walk outside. Just remember to keep your social distance from others if you're visiting the sculptures in person.
The Art Institute of Chicago puts 44,000+ works of art online. View them in high-definition.
Free drawing classes from famous illustrators (updated daily by Fast Company)
COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources: An aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art 360-Degree Tour
Kennedy Center presents "Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems". The best-selling children's author and illustrator offers tours of his studio, and follow-along art doodles every day at 11 am MST. Archived recordings are available, too.
Summerfest Art Contest for Kids: Your student's art could be CAE's featured Summerfest image on festival t-shirts and in all of our print and online advertising.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston presents FREE lectures online. "Toulouse Lautrec and the Stars of Paris," "Science in the Dutch Golden Age," "Mark Rothko's Harvard Murals," and so much more.
15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage from Home. Newsies, Sunday in the Park with George, Billy Elliot the Musical, and more.
12 Museums from Around the World You Can Visit Virtually. British Museum in London, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and more.
FREE online classes at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art, New York). "Seeing Through Photographs," "Post-War Abstract Art," and more.
Google Arts & Culture has a collection of more the 500 different museums and galleries up on its site that you can visit virtually.
Download coloring pages from institutions across the world. #ColorOurCollections was organized by the New York Academy of Medicine and includes illustrations and coloring pages from libraries, archives, and cultural institutions around the world.
Paris Musées, a collection of 14 museums in Paris, has recently made high-res digital copies of 100,000 artworks freely available to the public on their collections website. Artists with works in the archive include Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso, Cézanne, and thousands of others. These high-resolution images can be freely accessed and reused by anyone or everyone, without any technical, legal or financial restraints, whether for commercial use or not.
Live WebCams, Virtual Tours, and Virtual Field Trips. This website has an continuously-updated list of WebCams and virtual fields trips at places like NASA's Mission Operations Room, Louvre Museum, Ellis Island Interactive Tours, Cincinnati Zoo's virtual safaris, and more.
Virtual Concerts to watch from home. As musicians and artists are forced to cancel concerts, Colorado Public Radio is updating a daily list of concerts that will be live-streamed straight to your computer. John Legend, Vienna State Opera, Beethoven Evening with German National Youth Orchestra, and more.
Smithsonian Open Access. The Smithsonian Institution offers eight digital education resources and tours from its museums.
Nightly Metropolitan Opera broadcast performances. The MET Opera is reaching into its archives and broadcasting a series of FREE nightly performances. Tosca, La Boheme, and so much more.
Creating a Comic Book Tutorial. What a fun project for the entire family. Follow this step-by-step tutorial to plan, draft, ink, and produce your own comic book.
Stylish Eve Magazine Kid-Friendly Drawings with Numbers: In 2015, Stylish Eve magazine hosted an online drawing activity on their Facebook page. Here are a few examples to help you create step-by-step drawings that incorporate numbers. Share your own creations (numbers, letters, doodles, sketches, finished pieces) on Facebook or Instagram and tag CAE. Facebook: @CenterForTheArtsEvergreen and Instagram: @caevergreen