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Barnes Art Adventures

Are you looking for a virtual museum experience for your students? Barnes Art Adventures bring free art-based learning to you with interactive shows for pre-K–8 students—livestreamed directly to your computer or smart device.

Led by Barnes educators and featuring guest artists, Barnes Art Adventures invite students to explore, analyze, create, and learn—together or apart. Our programs use an arts-integrated teaching approach, and we offer choices of topics and dates to meet curricular needs. Shows can provide live instruction for students learning from their devices or enable students in multiple locations to learn at the same time. See our FAQ for more details and schedule your adventure today! (See more online learning opportunities here.)

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Explore and Create (Pre-K–1)

Early learners experience an interactive show that uses art to explore new ideas, places, and cultures. Students will look at nature in art—including depictions of plants, animals, and real or imaginary landscapes—and even find out what it means to try something new. Episodes feature art, stories, and characters from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

In each episode, a story is read aloud and followed by a discussion about artwork where students are introduced to key concepts and vocabulary. Students and adults work together to respond to the show’s activities, and grown-ups can use the chat feature to share the child’s experiences with the show. Teachers can explore more with postshow materials to share with students. 30 minutes

Winter/Spring 2021

An Artist’s Lens (Grades 2–4)

Artists question, examine, and share their experiences through their work. In this series, students explore the Barnes collection and other contemporary artwork and discover how artists use their creativity to see the world around them. In each episode, students will be inspired to think like artists and to explore, observe, and experiment based on their surroundings. Students make inferences as they build art vocabulary using a chat feature where they can give their opinion in a poll, make written comments, and use visual art emojis to analyze what they see. This innovative picture-exchange communication encourages close observation and group conversation in a whole new way. Students will be encouraged to continue to express these ideas about art in post-episode activities. 45 minutes

Winter 2021 and Spring 2021

Art: Your Story (Grades 5–8)

We all have important stories to tell. Storytelling helps us learn and share our experiences with others. Artists also tell stories creatively through their artwork, and if we look closely, we can find elements of a story in their work. In this series, we look at artwork from the Barnes collection and reflect on the stories and emotions that the artists are expressing. In each episode, educator and artist Jihan Thomas engages students through short videos, art-making demonstrations, live chats, and more, encouraging them to explore how and why artists make connections to objects. After the show, students can respond in writing to comprehension questions and creative writing prompts or with their own art. 45 minutes

Winter/Spring 2021

STEAM Challenge (Grades 5–8)

In this series, we go behind the scenes with art professionals—game designers, animators, conservators, and more—to explore how science and math skills are used in their fields. Students will gain real-world context for important STEM concepts.

How do you design a video game based on the mathematic relationships between objects in a scene? How can observing natural environments or human behavior inform the creation of animated stories? Students will investigate these questions and more, and work with Barnes educators and guest artists in creative STEM fields to solve a challenge! Activities address Next Generation Science Standards or Standards for Mathematical Practice. 45 minutes

Winter 2021 and Spring 2021

Student Art Gallery

Welcome to our student art gallery! The works featured here are by talented students in response to our online learning programs. We hope you enjoy these creative responses and personal connections with the artwork.
We’re currently accepting submissions of student artwork made in response to Soutine / de Kooning. Submit a student artist statement with each artwork submission.

<p><em>The Strong Bear </em>by Jayla, 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School</p>

The Strong Bear by Jayla, 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School

"I made it with markers because it looks nice and pretty." Created as part of An Artist’s Lens.

<p><em>The Black Cat</em> by Lila, 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School</p>

The Black Cat by Lila, 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School

Created as part of An Artist’s Lens.

<p><em>B</em><em>uff Guy</em> by Noah, 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School</p>

Buff Guy by Noah, 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School

"I created my artwork with lines, dots, and circles." Created as part of An Artist’s Lens.

<p><em>Mandalora (Protector Deer)</em> by Erin, 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School</p>

Mandalora (Protector Deer) by Erin, 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School

"I thought of an animal that lives in the forest and how it could be useful. I drew it as a deer and as the human it transforms into." Created as part of An Artist’s Lens.

<p><em>Lime, the Green Bunny </em>by Kolton W., 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School</p>

Lime, the Green Bunny by Kolton W., 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School

Created as part of An Artist’s Lens.

<p><em>Bob the Owl</em> by Abrianna C., 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School</p>

Bob the Owl by Abrianna C., 3rd grade, Marie Hughes Elementary School

"Bob flies over all the homes at night to protect them. When he finds trouble he takes care of it. He can shoot lasers out of his eyes. He’s a powerful protector." Created as part of An Artist’s Lens.

<p><em>Flower on a Table</em> by Giselle G., 6th grade, Universal CS – Vare</p>

Flower on a Table by Giselle G., 6th grade, Universal CS – Vare

“I re-created a Horace Pippin painting featuring flowers on a table. I used pencil because it was all I had available. I used shadows to create depth.” Created as part of Art: Your Story.

<p><em>Escaping into Color </em>by Syra P., 6th grade, Universal CS – Vare</p>

Escaping into Color by Syra P., 6th grade, Universal CS – Vare

“I created it to show Horace Pippin entering his art or as I should say imagination. It’s meant to indicate someone being sad and wanting to escape reality and entering their imagination or what they feel is their safe place.” Created as part of Art: Your Story.

<p><em>Floral Still Life</em> by Tyler D., 7th grade, Universal CS – Vare</p>

Floral Still Life by Tyler D., 7th grade, Universal CS – Vare

”This artwork was inspired by Horace Pippin's Floral Still Life. I created my work by looking at the original painting and making it into my own style, using digital art with my finger and different colors.” Created as part of Art: Your Story.

<p><em>Original Tree</em> by Natalie L., 1st grade, St. Mary Interparochial School</p>

Original Tree by Natalie L., 1st grade, St. Mary Interparochial School

Created in response to the book Stuck by Oliver Jeffers for Explore and Create.

<p><em>Original Tree</em> by Alessandra D., 1st grade, St. Mary Interparochial School</p>

Original Tree by Alessandra D., 1st grade, St. Mary Interparochial School

Created in response to the book Stuck by Oliver Jeffers for Explore and Create.

<p><em>Original Tree</em> by Liam T., 1st grade, St. Mary Interparochial School</p>

Original Tree by Liam T., 1st grade, St. Mary Interparochial School

Created in response to the book Stuck by Oliver Jeffers for Explore and Create.

<p>Video Game Storyboard by Kelsey M., 5th grade, St. Mary Interparochial School</p>

Video Game Storyboard by Kelsey M., 5th grade, St. Mary Interparochial School

Created as part of the STEAM Challenge.

<p>Video Game Storyboard by Luna S., 5th grade, St. Mary Interparochial School</p>

Video Game Storyboard by Luna S., 5th grade, St. Mary Interparochial School

Created as part of the STEAM Challenge.

<p>Video Game Storyboard by Marck J., 5th grade, St. Mary Interparochial School</p>

Video Game Storyboard by Marck J., 5th grade, St. Mary Interparochial School

Created as part of the STEAM Challenge.