Inspired by works of art featured in the Masterpiece Moment video series, these activities prompt you to explore materials and techniques, find creative solutions to challenges, and respond to big ideas and questions in personally relevant ways.
Consider your own surroundings and how you might enhance them through the decoration of a particular space, just like Léger’s and Matisse’s murals did for the fireplaces in the Rockefeller apartment
Carry out your own investigation of the relationship between painting and sculpture, like Frank Stella in Protractor, Variation I
Explore the value of self-portraiture and experiment with making your own self-portrait, like Frida Kahlo and Rembrandt van Rijn
Use the format of chess to create your own version of the game that reflects and reinforces the unique values of your school classroom or community
Use found objects to create an artwork that offers a reflection on a topic from today’s society that is of personal importance to you, inspired by Thornton Dial in Crossing Waters