PARRISH ART MUSEUM OFFERS FUN INTERACTIVE
ONLINE ART PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Parrish Home Art Studios features 6 activities per week—
new weekly projects become available every Tuesday
Torn paper collage from the 2020 Student Exhibition by Luna Paucar, Bridgehampton School.
The Education Department of the Parrish Art Museum has created Parrish Home Art Studios, a new online interactive art program for families and children. Every Tuesday the Museum will announce the upcoming program of six daily activities, inspired by works in the Parrish collection, and make lesson plans available at parrishart.org. These projects, using common materials readily available in most homes, can be done as individual or large collaborative works, and participants may share their creations on Instagram, #ParrishHomeArtStudios.
“If your family has enjoyed art workshops or Open Studios in the Museum, you’ll love our weekly guides to art activities for six days of the week,” said Assistant Education Director Jillian Bock. “Doors open or closed, we’re here for the community with inspiring, creative ways to experience and make art.”
The lesson plans are developed by the Museum’s education team, drawing from decades of experience teaching and working with thousands of children. Any member of the community is welcome to download the program guides available on the Parrish website at https://parrishart.org/education/parrish-home-art-studios/. All projects will remain on the site, creating an archive of art activities.
Parrish Home Art Studios kicked off last week with a 2-part project that began with creating a collage color wheel from magazine clippings or colored paper, glue, and scissors (optional). In part 2, participants pulled swatches from the color wheel to recreate a painting (the guide includes images of suggested artwork). In the next project, Experimental Printmaking, students may explore the different types of lines, shapes, and textures that can be created without a paintbrush, with materials such as plastic cups, cans, and bottle caps. The lesson plans always offer alternative materials. All projects will remain on the site, creating an archive of art activities
The Parrish Art Museum’s educational programming is supported, in part, by Milford D. and Janice B. Gerton; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation; Joseph M. Cohen; Long Island Community Foundation; The John J. McDonnell Margaret T. O’Brien Foundation; Bobbie Braun/The Neuwirth Foundation; The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Patricia and David Rung; William Talbott Hillman Foundation; and Town of Southampton. Special thanks to the Art Spirit Foundation. Additional support for the Parrish education programs is provided by the Museum’s annual Spring Fling and Midsummer Party benefit events, and the Book Club Friends of Martha Scriven Campanella.
Parrish Art Museum
Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.
Parrish Art Museum construction photographs © Jeff Heatley.